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Chocolate Fondue

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup (1 stick) butter
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup evaporated milk or light cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dippers:  strawberries, pound cake cubes, brownie cubes, angel food cake cubes, marshmallows. Cherries with stem, kiwi rounds, dried fruit, BACON!!

Instructions:

  1. Melt butter in small saucepan over low-heat. Remove from heat; immediately stir in cocoa.  Add sugar and evaporated milk.
  2. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is smooth and hot. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla.  Fondue will thicken slightly as it cools.  Serve warm with dippers of your choice!

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Chocolate Hearts

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chocolate chips (the darker, the better in my opinion)
  • Wax or parchment paper

Instructions:

  1. Place chocolate chips in a small bowl.
  2. Microwave at medium (50%) for 1 minute; stir.  Chips should be fully melted and smooth.
  3. If the chips are not melted, continue microwaving at 50%, 15 seconds at a time, stir after each heating, until fully melted.
  4. Place melted chocolate in a small (food-safe) squeeze bottle or sandwich bag (snip off a very small corner).
  5. Place a piece of parchment on a cookie sheet or cutting board.  You are now ready to draw hearts, letters, etc… on the paper with the chocolate.
  6. Refrigerate for 30 minutes, until solid.