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Dark Chocolate Orange Sea Salt Fondue

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Dark Chocolate Orange Sea Salt Fondue makes a fun snack for the family, a dessert to end a special meal or a nice addition to a party. Dark chocolate, orange zest and a sprinkle of sea salt creates a decadent chocolate sauce. You can get creative with the dippers using fruit, pretzels, graham crackers, marshmallows and more. 

Dark Chocolate Orange Sea Salt Fondue

When I told my three year old that he was going to get to recipe test my Dark Chocolate Orange Sea Salt Fondue you can imagine the excitement in his eyes.

He isn’t the only one that was excited in my household.  Mike and I fell in love with fondue when we spent a few days in Switzerland on our Europe trip.  We spent time in Munich, Tuscany, Rome, Florence and Switzerland. Interlaken, Switzerland was hands down one of my favorite stops on our trip and one of the most beautiful and breathtaking countries I ever laid eyes on.

Switzerland is known for fondue and we were not shy about enjoying as much as possible.

Interlaken, Switzerland

When my friends at Real Seal asked me to create a fondue recipe for “National Something on a Stick Day” I was excited to do a little throw back to our Switzerland trip.

Dark Chocolate Orange Sea Salt Fondue makes a good snack for the whole family. It is fun to sit around and dip things like fruit, pretzels and marshmallows in chocolate, and well lets be honest it is fun to eat it too! The kids will love it.

Dark Chocolate Orange Sea Salt Fondue

This recipe uses dark chocolate and heavy whipping cream to create a creamy texture {you can use your favorite chocolate: milk chocolate or semi-sweet work}. When you buy the heavy whipping cream make sure it has the Real Seal on it so you know  you are buying milk from cows on U.S. dairy farms.

I have always loved orange slices dipped in chocolate with a sprinkle of sea salt on them so I decided to take that and flip it around into a chocolate sauce. The salt mixes nicely with the sweet fruit and the orange zest. You can feel free to leave the sea salt out if the kiddos don’t like it.

Dark Chocolate Orange Sea Salt Fondue

Dark Chocolate Orange Sea Salt Fondue

Dark Chocolate Orange Sea Salt Fondue

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes

Dark Chocolate Orange Sea Salt Fondue makes a fun snack for the family, a dessert to end a special meal or a nice addition to a party. Dark chocolate, orange zest and a sprinkle of sea salt creates a decadent chocolate sauce. You can get creative with the dippers using fruit, pretzels, graham crackers, marshmallows and more.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream {make sure it has the Real Seal}
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest {more for garnish}
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash of sea salt as a garnish with the orange zest {be careful not to use too much salt}

For the Dippers:

  • Cut up fruit: strawberry, kiwi, orange, banana, mango
  • Pretzels
  • Marshmallows
  • Graham crackers

Instructions

  1. In a medium pan heat the heavy whipping cream over medium heat, whisking continuously to make sure it doesn't burn.
  2. When the heavy whipping cream begins to bubble add the dark chocolate chips, vanilla extract and orange zest. Whisk until the chocolate is melted. This should not take very long--maybe 2 or 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from the heat and serve in a small bowl garnished with orange zest and a dash of sea salt with the dippers on the side.

Fondue

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Rita C

Friday 19th of March 2021

Great fondue chocolate ideas!! This is the first I have read your blog. I love your fondue chocolate and ideas. I can’t handle my greed to apply your ideas. I will apply this basis of regular for my baby. Helpful presentation.Thank you for the excellent sharing. Rita from https://kitchenfact.com/

Jenni

Monday 18th of January 2016

This looks so heavenly!

Julia

Tuesday 19th of January 2016

Thanks! I love it for those special days like Valentines day!

Linda @ Food Huntress

Thursday 19th of March 2015

Love the idea of adding sea salt and orange peel to the chocolate fondue. I'll be trying it!

Julia

Friday 20th of March 2015

Thanks Linda!

Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

Thursday 19th of March 2015

This Fondue is pretty awesome! I love the orange zest and sea salt!

Julia

Friday 20th of March 2015

Thanks Julianne! :) It is a great addition. Hope you like it.

Melissa Falk

Thursday 19th of March 2015

Hi! This dessert is amazing and your photos are so tempting :)

Julia

Thursday 19th of March 2015

Well thanks Melissa!

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