Dip, dunk, devour! This 4-ingredient Milk Chocolate Fondue is ready in 15 minutes. Velvety, rich, and oh-so-irresistible!

This recipe costs approximately $11.40 to make. It makes ten servings, and each serving costs $1.14. 

The finished Chocolate Fondue with dippers all around it.

Melting Pot Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Chocolate Fondue is an exquisite dessert that can be pricey when ordered at a restaurant. I love going to The Melting Pot with my kids, but it gets expensive. That is why I developed my copycat Melting Pot Chocolate Fondue recipe using simple ingredients.

With this recipe, you can enjoy a restaurant-quality dessert without the time and money associated with eating out. My recipe has directions for making the chocolate fondue in two different ways. I’ll show you how to make it in a Cuisinart Electric Fondue Pot or on the stove in a double boiler so that anyone can make it.

Chocolate Fondue isn’t just for Valentine’s Day. It’s my go-to when I host a lady’s lunch, bridal, or baby showers. Everyone raves about it, and it’s always the first dish to go! It is a fun way to serve something out of the ordinary.

Now, anytime there’s a birthday, special occasion, or holiday (like Valentine’s Day), I whip up fondue. I serve my Copycat Spinach Artichoke Fondue recipe for dinner and this easy Chocolate Fondue recipe for desserts. If you’re vegan, don’t worry; I’ve got you covered! Here’s a fabulous recipe for Vegan Dark Chocolate Fondue!

Melting Pot Chocolate Fondue Recipe

What You’ll Love About Milk Chocolate Fondue:

  1. Fun Family Activity: Have a fondue night with the whole family. Your kids will feel extra fancy. It is perfect for Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve, or any special occasion. It is a fun dessert and a different way to serve dessert.
  2. Customizable: Serve the fondue with your favorite dippers, and there will be something everyone can enjoy. It makes the best dessert for serving a crowd with a communal pot and a choice of dippers.
  3. Easy Recipe: This chocolate fondue takes only 15 minutes to make. There is no need to make a reservation at The Melting Pot when you can make it this quickly at home. 

Chocolate Fondue Ingredients and Estimated Cost:

  • 1 ¼ cups heavy cream – $1.93
  • (2) 4.4 ounces Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars – $4.98
  • (2) 4.4 ounces Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Bars – $4.06
  • ¼ cup crunchy peanut butter – $0.43

NOTE: The recipe prices are calculated by using grocery store websites. The recipe cost is calculated by the amounts needed for the recipe. The actual cost of the recipe will vary depending on what ingredients you already have. I updated the pricing for this recipe in January 2024.

How To Make Chocolate Fondue in an Electric Fondue Pot:

***For complete recipe instructions, see the recipe card below.

  • First, place the fondue pot on setting 4½ and then add the heavy cream.
Cream being poured into an electric fondue pot.
  • Once the cream starts to simmer, lower the heat to setting 4 and add half of the chocolate pieces. Stir until the chocolate mixture is smooth.
Cream heated in an electric fondue pot.
  • Repeat with the remaining chocolate, and then stir in the peanut butter. 
Chocolate being added to the fondue.
  • Finally, reduce the temperature to setting 3, or low heat, to serve the fondue with your favorite dippers.
Melting Pot Chocolate Fondue

There are so many possibilities for chocolate fondue dippers! Below, I’ve included a list of party-goers’ favorites!

Milk Chocolate Fondue Recipe FAQs:

What to dip in chocolate fondue?

Some of my favorite things to dip into chocolate fondue include: 

  • Strawberry slices
  • Banana slices
  • ​Any other fresh fruit
  • Marshmallows
  • Madeleines
  • Rice Krispie Treats cubes
  • Angel Food Cake
  • Dried mango
  • Pineapple chunks
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Vanilla Wafers
  • Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Cinnamon Bears
  • Pretzel rods
  • Brownie cubes (everyone always loves chocolate on chocolate!)
Chocolate Fondue Dippers

What is chocolate fondue made of?

It’s made with milk, dark chocolate, and even a bit of peanut butter! 

Is a chocolate fountain the same as fondue?

Melted chocolate is the most popular type of fondue. However, there are other types, such as cheese fondue. Any kind of fondue should be able to be used in a chocolate fountain.

What kind of chocolate for fondue?

Choosing the perfect chocolate for your fondue depends on your desired flavor profile. Here are some options:

  • Milk chocolate: For a sweeter and creamier experience, milk chocolate is a crowd-pleaser, especially for kids.
  • Semisweet chocolate: This versatile option is a sweet spot between milk and dark chocolate, offering a familiar, slightly bittersweet flavor. 
  • Dark chocolate: If you prefer a richer, deeper flavor, opt for dark chocolate with a cocoa content of around 55-70%. 
  • White chocolate: While not technically chocolate, white chocolate offers a sweet and buttery base for fondue. 
A piece of pineapple that was just dipped into milk chocolate fondue.

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Melting Pot Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Recipe Cost $ $11.40
Serving Cost $ $1.14
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
10 servings
This velvety Chocolate Fondue recipe is fuss-free and so rich and decadent! It only has four ingredients and takes just 15 minutes to make! 

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 ¼ cups heavy cream
  • 2 4.4 ounces Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars chopped into small pieces
  • 2 4.4 ounces Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Bars chopped into small pieces
  • ¼ cup crunchy peanut butter

Instructions

Cuisinart Electric Fondue Pot Instructions:

  • Place the Cuisinart Fondue Pot on heat setting 4 ½.
  • Add the heavy cream and bring to a simmer. 
  • Once the cream starts to simmer, lower the heat to setting 4 and add half of the chocolate pieces.
  • Stir with a rubber spatula until smooth and creamy. 
  • Repeat with the remaining chocolate.
  • Add the peanut butter and stir constantly until incorporated. 
  • Reduce the temperature to Setting 3 to serve the fondue immediately with your favorite dippers.

Stovetop Instructions:

  • Place 1 cup of water in a medium saucepan and bring it to a simmer over medium-low heat.
  • Place a medium bowl over the simmering water and add the chocolate and cream.
  • Let the mixture sit for a minute, and then stir constantly until completely melted, about 5-10 minutes.
  • Be careful not to let the steam from the simmering water get into your chocolate mixture; this will undoubtedly seize the chocolate. If a lot of steam is escaping, lower the temperature.
  • Once the chocolate is melted, add the peanut butter and stir until incorporated.
  • Pour into a bowl and serve immediately with your favorite dippers.

Notes

I highly recommend Hershey’s Chocolate for this recipe. Using high-quality chocolate makes a difference when melting chocolate.

Nutrition

Serving: 3ounces | Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 66mg | Potassium: 242mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 445IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 3.3mg

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211 Comments

  1. Trisha McKee says:

    I love that this is dishwasher safe!! Takes a lot of burden off of me.

  2. I really like that its dishwasher safe, that makes cleanup easy. I also like that it has a lot
    of forks.

  3. Valentina says:

    Such beautiful images. Pinning! I LOVE chocolate covered strawberries so much, and I always think fondue is so much fun. Especially for a party!

  4. This chocolate fondue looks so delicious and perfect to make for special occasions. Great dipper suggestions too. I love chocolate-dipped strawberries the most.

  5. This is always my go-to dessert for Valentine’s Day or date night. So simple!

  6. Danielle Wolter says:

    I used to have a fondue set and i think it’s been lost in the million moves I’ve done in the past couple years. I need to get another one. This looks just perfect for valentines day – i like to dip bananas in chocolate the best!

  7. This is pretty cool! I like that it’s a more interactive appetizer. I love the way you have the dipping items laid out.

  8. The BEST fondue recipe! LOVE IT!

  9. Kelly | Foodtasia says:

    This looks heavenly! Such a fun entertaining idea. Love the suggestions you gave for things to dip. I gotta try the rice krispie cubes!

  10. I am not a fan of peanut butter, is it necessary to add this ingredient? We love our Cuisinart.