It's National Chocolate Fondue Day.
Fondue is a wonderful way to enjoy chocolate by covering anything you want in it!
Health enthusiasts will undoubtedly have lots of fruits in their fondue selections, and may slip in a little angle food cake, since it is often low in fat content.
Chocolate fondues can be done on a large scale level, as in this picture, or on a smaller scale. Oster makes a nice electric one and you can find one at Target for $29.99. But I've even got a small cereal-bowl sized one which was given to me by a friend. It keeps the chocolate hot by candle heat! I used it often when my kids were younger.
Marshmallows, banana slices, pound cake, and apple chunks were big hits with my kids when we made fondue.
It can be easier than you think to make, too. You can do it in 3 easy steps:
1. Melt an 8 oz block of semi-sweet chocolate in a sauce pan over medium heat until it melts.
2. Whisk in ½ C of heavy cream and 1 tsp of vanilla extract. 3. Pour the melted chocolate fondue into a bowl and serve.
If you don't have a fondue set, pick up some wooden skewers at the grocery store. They work just as well and make clean up easy because you just toss them out when you're done.
And one more thing--be sure to dip fast if you're not using a heated server. The chocolate can set up quickly.