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What’s a healthy chocolate fondue recipe?

Rebekah Pizana
Nutrition & Dietetics

Here is a very simple recipe for chocolate fondue:

2 cups Organic semi-sweet chocolate chips

3/4 cups of water

1 teaspoon vanilla extract or flavored liqueur (Frangelico or Grand Marnier are good choices)

1/4 cup canola oil (I like to use extra virgin olive oil)

Melt over low to medium heat for 5 minutes, or bain-marie (place a stainless steel bowl over a low-boiling pot of water), stir slowly until the chocolate is completely melted and the fondue reaches your desired consistency.

Serve with strawberries, bananas and pineapple.

For a dessert that’s fun to share with a crowd, try this easy chocolate fondue recipe: It's low in carbs and healthy for people with diabetes. Combine heavy whipping cream, cocoa and a sugar substitute for a smooth, rich chocolate fondue that pairs perfectly with chunks of fresh fruit.

Low Carb Chocolate Fondue

Ingredients

8 cups fresh strawberries, halved
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups fresh cubed cantaloupe
4 tsp SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener, granulated
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup heavy whipping cream, divided
4 oz cream cheese, cut in chunks

Directions
  • In small saucepan or fondue pot, combine cocoa and 1/2 cup cream over low heat; whisk to mix completely.  When cocoa mixture is hot and thick, add remaining cream and cream cheese.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and thick. Add sweetener and vanilla; stir to mix.
  • Keep fondue warm over very low heat. Arrange strawberries and melon on a plate. Use wooden skewers or fondue forks for dipping.
Additional Information
Can use whatever fruit is fresh and available, just count the carbs!

Makes 8 servings

Amount Per Serving

Calories 131.3
Total Carbs 16.2g
Dietary Fiber 3.9g
Sugars 10.1g
Total Fat 7.7g
Saturated Fat 4.5g
Unsaturated Fat 3.2g
Potassium 374.6mg
Protein 2.3g
Sodium 26.1mg
 

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