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how to make chocolate coconut fondue to go (in minutes!)

easy chocolate fondue

Remember a bit back when I made these magic shell marshmallow pops? Well I had some of the chocolate-coconut mixture leftover. So it sat in the mason jar, covered with plastic wrap, on the kitchen counter for a few days. And I kept grabbing stuff to dip in it–pretzels, strawberries, bread–because the consistency was perfect for dipping and it stayed perfect for dipping for days and it tasted delicious. And then I was supposed to bring a wheat-free dessert to a party and I immediately thought of my perfect chocolate for dipping. And so that’s what I made and that’s what I brought. And it was a hit.

easy chocolate fondue
It’s not exactly traditional “fondue,” as there is no cream in it. But it’s super-easy to make and super-easy to eat and since you can melt and carry it right in a mason jar, super-easy to bring along to a party, picnic, hiking, wherever. I won’t judge where you bring chocolate.

easy chocolate fondue

 

how to make chocolate dip to go

you will need:

mason jar(s)
chocolate chips (I made one with semi-sweet and one with dark chocolate)
coconut oil
chocolate liqueur (optional*)
dippers (see below)
skewers

*If the addition of liqueur makes the chocolate too thick (this is counter-intuitive, I know), add another tablespoon of coconut oil and melt in the microwave for another 15 to 20 seconds. Stir well. It will still be thicker than without the liqueur.

 

easy chocolate fondue

 

Place 1 cup of chocolate chips in the mason jar with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil.

easy chocolate fondue

 

Microwave for 45 seconds at 70 percent power. Stir and continue to microwave in 15 second intervals, if necessary, until melted. Stir very well. (I used a knife to stir.) If using liqueur, stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons. Let cool at room temperature and cover until ready to serve.

easy chocolate fondue

 

TIPS: For easier dipping, you can pour the chocolate into a shallow bowl when serving. I just kept it in the jar.

 

easy chocolate fondue

 

Dipper ideas. For my wheat-free friend, I served:

strawberries

crystallized ginger

dried apricots

gluten-free pretzel sticks

marshmallows

cookie sticks I made with Pamela’s roll and cut sugar cookie mix

 

easy chocolate fondue

 

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3 Comments

  1. Posted August 6, 2014 at 10:01 pm | Permalink

    This sounds delicious and easy! Time to pin!

  2. Julie
    Posted August 6, 2014 at 11:42 pm | Permalink

    I cannot stand coconut. Is there a taste of it from the coconut oil?

  3. meaghanmountford
    Posted August 7, 2014 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Hi Julie,
    The taste of coconut is subtle, but… if you don’t like coconut, you would definitely be able to taste it :(.

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