Make Slow-Cooked Chocolate Fondue to End 2013 on a Sweet Note

Let your slow cooker prep dessert this New Year's Eve.Let your slow cooker prep dessert this New Year's Eve.When I have guests over during the holidays, one of the simplest desserts to serve is slow-cooker chocolate fondue. Sweet and rich, this dessert not only feeds a crowd, but helps get people mingling. Simply pour a few ingredients in a slow cooker one hour before you need to serve, chop up some dippers (like fruit, pound cake or even homemade marshmallows), and in a snap people can make their own desserts! Perfect for parties or a fun night at home, this fondue recipe is great to have on hand!

Ingredients

12 ounces of good quality chocolate chips (semi-sweet or dark)
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
pinch salt
dipper suggestions: orange slices, strawberries, sliced bananas, pretzels, cubed pound cake, cubed angel food cake

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Directions

1. In a slow cooker, stir to combine chocolate, heavy cream, vanilla extract, and salt. Cover and set the slow cooker on low for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Once the chocolate is completely melted and smooth, reduce heat to "warm" and serve. Serve with bamboo skewers for skewering fruit and cake to make dipping easier. The fondue can be kept warm on the warm setting for up to 2 hours.

-By Meredith Steele

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