Chocolate Fondue and Christmas.

‘Tis The Season to Be Jolly and that means my little chefling will have her friends over for an evening of fondue and Christmas card making. There will be Christmas carols in the background, sparkling fairy lights, the Christmas tree standing tall and proud with ornaments both store-bought and handmade, the warmth of the vanilla candles, cider simmering on the stove and big smiles and fuzzy hearts.

She and her tiny friends will together “make” the fondue and then share it. Fondue is such a communal way to eat. The children will eat from a common bowl of chocolate, picking their favourite things to dip but taking care that they leave enough of everything for their friends. They will learn that they need to be fair and equal and will go back home with the kind of happiness that only sharing can give them.

Chocolate Fondue
Ingredients:
For the sauce:
  • 100 grams of dark chocolate broken into pieces
  • 100 ml thick cream
  • 50 ml milk
  • 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract

For dipping & coating use whatever you have on hand. Here are some ideas:

  • Fruits of your choice: apples, grapes, pears, bananas, strawberries, raspberries, etc
  • Salted crackers
  • Pretzels
  • Marshmallows
  • Sprinkles
  • Chocolate curls
  • Desiccated Coconut
  • Edible glitter

Instructions:

  1. In a double boiler or heat-safe bowl set over a pan of simmering water, melt chocolate with cream, milk and vanilla extract stirring, until smooth. Transfer to a fondue pot and light a candle (If your children are old enough this task too can be given to them, under your supervision). Teach them if it gets too runny, simply put more chocolate.
  2. Depending on the age of the kids ask them to help you peel the banana, wash the rest of the fruits, separate the grapes from the stem.
  3. Give them a child-friendly knife and ask them to slice the bananas, chop/slice the apples and the pears and cut off the strawberry tops
  4. Next, ask them to fill all the little plates/bowls with the rest of the fondue accompaniments.
    Pick up the skewers and dunk everything into the warm chocolate and enjoy.
    Little children with chocolate all over their faces and sticky fingers come free with this recipe.
    Add some zing to the sauce by adding a bit of orange juice, grated lemon/orange zest or mint extract. Do you have more ideas on things that would be fun to dip?

Merry Christmas everyone.

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7 Responses to Chocolate Fondue and Christmas.

  1. ArtsyCraftsyMom December 27, 2014 at 1:28 pm #

    Seriously, I ADORE food posts.. More so because , I don't cook so well but I Love to eat. The pics are so tempting. I should set up a Fondue station for my daughter & her friends too. Thank you for participating. I know I have not given it my 100% this time, but I will try to make up for it somehow. Happy Holidays!! 🙂

  2. Priti December 26, 2014 at 10:20 am #

    Aww…sounds fun! Love the idea of celebrating Christmas! And yes, how can I forget to compliment the pics…pretty I say… 🙂 Merry Christmas to you Prachi and the lil' ones.. 🙂

  3. Khushboo Motihar December 25, 2014 at 4:09 pm #

    Your photographs are making my mouth water. I am sure I am going to love this! Merry Christmas 🙂

  4. Rachna December 24, 2014 at 3:46 pm #

    This is sinfully yummy!

  5. Rachna December 24, 2014 at 3:40 pm #

    This looks just yum! I am drooling here.

  6. Priya December 24, 2014 at 3:03 pm #

    It looks yummylicious! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  7. Nidhi Jain December 21, 2014 at 10:58 am #

    Such a cute idea. I am sure kids would love to sit with their friends and enjoy Chocolate Fondue 🙂

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