Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue is rich, smooth and luxurious. Easy to make in the slow cooker and serve with your favorite dippers.
Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue is one of the easiest desserts you can make to feed a crowd. Actually, forget about the crowd, just fix some for yourself and indulge into all its glory. But, to keep it real, this is one of my favorite desserts and I love how easy it is to make. For Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue you just add all your ingredients to the slow cooker and serve it when ready. A good Chocolate Fondue starts with good ingredients and I am very happy to partner with the French Ministry of Agriculture, who sponsored this post so I can show you how I bring France into my kitchen.
Isn’t the whole world obsessed with how the French eat? I am from Europe and since I moved to US, I am always on the lookout for French products that I can include into my weekly menu. One of my most favorite products is the Président® Unsalted Butter Quarters, it is absolutely divine, and I used some to add richness to my Chocolate Fondue!
Slow Cooker Chocolate Fondue Dippers:
- I like to serve an assortment of fresh fruit on the side: sliced bananas, strawberries, cantaloupe, mixed berries kiwis and pineapple.
- Marshmallows are a must for me, I also like to have a bowl of graham crumbs on the side, so people can roll them into the crumbs after dipping into the chocolate.
- Salted pretzels and dried fruits like apricots and prunes are a great addition too.
- Cheeeeese!! I love some cheese on the side, just because sometimes you need a break from the chocolate, and what better way to take it, if not by snacking on some cheese! This French P’tit Basque is a 100% pure sheep’s milk cheese produced in France’s Basque region in the Pyrenees Mountains. Traditionally, it was handmade by shepherds from left over curds set aside from milking their ewes, and is still made by the same methods applied by the local shepherds even today.
- Chocolate – I like to serve my Chocolate Fondue with extra chocolate on the side, there is nothing better than combining different chocolate flavors. The Valrhona chocolate bar and baking bag are favorites. This French chocolate has an amazing smooth texture, and its considered Blond Chocolate, how cool is that? You can even make your fondue from it.
- Pastries: I like to cut cubes of vanilla, lemon and chocolate pound cake on the side. Also, mini cheesecake cubes and some pastries, like croissants and palmiers are great for some chocolate dipping action.
- Cookies – add some sandwich cookies, shortbread or biscotti, they are great dippers.
Wine – well, technically you don’t dip this one into the chocolate, but you can add 1/3 cup to the slow cooker or sip some on the side. Wine and chocolate pair so well together, here are some French wines that I have tried and loved:
- Mas de Daumas Gassac White – a mix of Viognier, Petit Manseng, Chenin Blanc and Chardonnay grapes. Natural acidity and fantastic aromas.
- Moulin de Gassac Guilhem Rosé – fun, approachable wine, made from Syrah & Carignan grapes, with no sugar added. You can find it at Whole Foods.
- Château Bonnet White 2016 – medium bodied with food-friendly acidity.
- Bonnet Red 2014 – tender and aromatic, wonderfully balanced and elegant.
- 20 ounces high quality semisweet chocolate chopped or chocolate chips
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter cubed
- 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
Lightly grease slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
Add all of the ingredients to the slow cooker and gently stir.
Cover and cook on LOW for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
The fondue is ready when chocolate is fully melted, smooth and shiny after stirring.
Turn slow cooker to warm and serve with favorite dippers.