I am the first to admit… I am a chocoholic. Every single night I need just a little bit of chocolate or I am just not satisfied. Sometimes it’s a square of Dove chocolate, a few chocolate chips, a glass of chocolate almond milk, or a chocolate chip cookie. I can’t remember the last day where I didn’t a little chocolate.
The first thing I thought of when I saw this month’s theme for Recipe ReDux, I was going to make something with chocolate! This month the Recipe ReDux theme was a “Spirited ReDux” – Show us how you like to cook, bake, or mix-it-up with spirits, extracts, and other alcohols. Booze & chocolate.. I’m in.
The star of the show is Frangelico. I knew Frangelico was a hazelnut liqueur, but I had to do a little research to find out more.
Since the Frangelico is so sweet I went with a dark chocolate to balance the flavors. Plus, dark chocolate has health benefits. Consuming a little dark chocolate daily has been shown to reduce risk of heart disease. So my chocolate addiction every night is not so bad after all! The key is moderation.
My absolute favorite thing to dip in chocolate fondue are strawberries! Go crazy and try all sorts of fruits with this recipe.
So the key to my chocoholic tendencies is moderation and balance. This is a perfect recipe for a little fondue to share, plus adding fruit to dessert is a nice balance.
- 4 ounces dark chocolate
- 2 tbsp heavy cream
- 1 tbsp Frangelico
- Strawberries + other fruit for dipping
- Combine chocolate and cream in a medium bowl. Bring a small pot of water to a simmer over medium-low heat, then reduce heat to low. Set the bowl of chocolate over the pot, to create a double boiler, making sure the water does not touch the bowl. Stir frequently until all the chocolate is melted. Remove from heat and stir in liqueur.
- Transfer the chocolate to a fondue pot and keep warm over low heat or a low flame. Alternately, transfer to a small serving bowl. Serve immediately with strawberries and other fruits for dipping.