Chocolate Fondue Recipe

This tasty Chocolate Fondue Recipe is perfect for Valentine’s Day! So easy to make, all you need is just a few ingredients and a microwave!

If you’re staying home for Valentine’s Day but still want to make an impression, this chocolate fondue is the way to do it! Serve with a decadent Mississippi Mud Pie Martini or a classic Champagne Cocktail!

Dessert board with chocolate fondue for dipping

The Easiest Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Not a baker? Need an easy, totally show stopping party dessert? We’ve got you. This Chocolate Fondue recipe is so easy to make, and cooks right in your microwave. The best part is that it stays liquid and dippable for hours so you can dip away all night.

Grab all your favorite dippers for this chocolate dip like all kinds of fruit, strawberries, marshmallows and cookies or even make your own mini s’mores! This is the ultimate party dessert for holidays or any special occasion!

How To Make Chocolate Fondue

All you need is chocolate chips, a can of evaporated milk, vanilla extract and in this case, some dark rum. Because you know we have to add our little boozy touch to this epic dessert.

Yes, of course, you can leave the rum out if you like. Just simply omit it from the recipe and you’ll be good to go. But if you’re good with the boozy addition, you can also add bourbon, amaretto or flavored vodka instead of the rum.

Chocolate Fondue Recipe in a bowl with fruit and cookies

Microwave the ingredients in a bowl in 30 second intervals until it’s completely smooth. Stir the chocolate fondue in between microwaving to help it along. This fondue will stay liquid for about 3 to 4 hours, definitely long enough for dessert to take place.

But if it does firm up on you, just pop it into the microwave and soften it up again. Now let’s talk about what to dip in this chocolate fondue!

Strawberries, marshmallows and cookies for dipping into chocolate fondue

What Ingredients Can You Use For A Dessert Charcuterie Board?

Pretty much anything you can think of that you like to snack on. We’ve got a bunch of ideas here but there’s so much more that you can use!

  • Berries and Fruit: Any berry, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, bananas, even blueberries on a toothpick. Cut up fruit like kiwi, melon and apple slices or dried fruit.
  • Cookies: Vanilla wafers, Oreos, graham crackers, shortbread cookies, sugar cookies, gingerbread, the list goes on. Head down the cookie aisle at your grocery store and see what looks good!
  • Candy: Things like marshmallows (perfect for making a s’more!) caramels, rice crispy treats, peanut brittle, even gummy bears!
  • Salty Snacks: Potato chips, pretzels, vegetable chips, popcorn, or spicy chips for that sweet and spicy bite.

Strawberry being dipped into Chocolate Fondue

Making a dessert charcuterie board really couldn’t be easier. It’s just a matter of gathering all your “dippers” and assembling them onto a marble or wood cutting board. Also, there’s no need for anything fancy if you don’t have a nice, big board to serve this on.

Gather up different size bowls and plates and just set them out on your table. Doing it that way also makes it easier for your guests to grab what they want instead of reaching across the table.

Cookie wafer being dipped into chocolate fondue

You can also make this a white chocolate fondue recipe by using white chocolate chips! Or make both and let everyone dip into what they want. Dessert boards like this are so fun to make for parties, it’s fun to see what combinations everyone comes up with.

And Valentine’s Day? Man, is this the recipe for you. No cooking involved, hardly any prep work so that you can sit down and enjoy each others company. Just add champagne or a signature cocktail and the night is complete!

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Chocolate Fondue Recipe

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 30 seconds
  • Cook Time: 1 minute 30 seconds
  • Total Time: 2 minutes
  • Yield: 6 Servings 1x

This fun dessert charcuterie board is perfect for Valentine’s Day or any special occasion! This dipping chocolate stays liquid for hours, or just pop it in the microwave to warm it up!



  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate or milk chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon dark rum (OPTIONAL – can also use bourbon, amaretto, Grand Marnier, see post for other options)


  1. Add the chocolate chips and evaporated milk to bowl. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes, remove and stir. Microwave for another 30 seconds until smooth, adding 30 second intervals if needed.
  2. Stir in the vanilla extract and rum (if using) and serve with fruit and cookies for dipping. (see post for lots of dipping ideas!)

Recipe Notes

This chocolate fondue will stay liquid for 3-4 hours. If you need to loosen it up again, microwave for 30 second intervals until it’s liquid again.

  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American


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