I realize I mentioned already that some of my favorite holiday traditions involve food, and Chocolate Fondue for New Year’s Eve is no exception. Forget the party hats and streamers – bring on the bath of warm chocolate!
Actually, I am really surprised that my kids haven’t started talking about it already. Is it possible that they have forgotten?!
I don’t own a fancy fondue pot, or even an extremely outdated ugly one for that matter, but I do own a crock pot :). Just combine the ingredients in a small crock pot (I use my 2 quart), and cook on low until everything is combined. Just remember to stir occasionally. Depending on the size of your batch, it will probably take 1-2 hours to be ready to devour. If you don’t own a small crock pot either (or have the patience to wait for one to melt your chocolate), just place a glass mixing bowl over a pan filled with hot water on the stove top. It acts like a double-boiler and melts the chocolate without scorching.
With many little ones participating in the magic of dipping, you’ll want to serve the chocolate with a ladle into individual bowls. No need to share more than the fun :).
(I always double this recipe – seriously, who wants to run out of chocolate?!)
1 1/2 cups chocolate chips (semisweet, dark, milk, white – your choice)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Some Dipping Possibilities:
Apple slices, frozen (or fresh) banana slices, Christmas cookies :), pretzel sticks, marshmallows, strawberries, dried pineapple (or other dried fruit), Oreos, Nilla wafers, graham crackers, pound cake . . .
Can’t wait to ring in the New Year!