Remember that slow-cooker you bought to cook healthy soups and stews while you were at work? Well you can also use it to make a giant, decadent pot of chocolate fondue.
A simple family dessert (word of warning: this can get messy) this is not a treat for every day, but it is a ton of fun. Dig out the crock pot and surprise your unsuspecting chocoholics this weekend…
- 350g milk chocolate (chips, chunks, squares – up to you)
- 240mls heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Bananas, marshmallows, strawberries, biscuits, salted crisps, pretzels and lollipop sticks for dipping.
- Add the chocolate, the cream, the vanilla, and a shake of salt to the slow cooker.
- Cook for one hour on a low setting, stirring every 10 minutes.
- Once everything is melted and combined, the fondue is ready – place in the centre of the table, use the lollipop stocks as skewers and start dunking!
For an even fancier fondue that works a treat at dinner parties, add some peanut butter, pieces of crispy bacon or a tablespoon of grated orange zest to the mix at the end. You could also try using white chocolate (delicious with strawberries) or dark chocolate… and dipping cherries and profiteroles into the mixture. Yum.