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The Best Chocolate Fondue Dippers – Lots of Ideas!

The Best Chocolate Fondue Dippers will give you some fun things to dip in your favorite chocolate fondue recipe.  Once you get started making meals in a fondue pot, you’ll make fondue gatherings regular events.

If you’re looking for other fondue recipes or ideas, Easy Creamy Chocolate Fondue Recipe and Cheesy Fondue Recipe You’ll Love are both great places to start.

The Best Chocolate Fondue Dippers - Lots of Ideas - Strawberry being dipped into chocolate on a skewer.

What is Chocolate Fondue? 

According to, chocolate fondue is chocolate melted with milk or cream for dipping fruits and an assortment of other items.

Everything tastes better when you add a bit of chocolate.  Adding melted chocolate to treats makes them even more special.

The word “fondue” is French.  It comes from a verb that means “to melt.”

Chocolate fondue with fondue forks holding kiwi, apple wedges, orange wedges, bananas, and strawberries

“Chocolate is a gift of love to yourself.”

Sonja Blumenthal

History of Chocolate Fondue: 

Cheese fondue was thought to originate in 18th century Switzerland, but chocolate fondue didn’t start until the 1950s in New York City.

The inventor of chocolate fondue had a restaurant called Chalet Suisse, according to  His chocolate fondue had chocolate, cream, and a type of cherry brandy.

The first restaurant that featured fondue as the main menu was The Melting Pot, and that chain was started in 1975.

How to Host a Chocolate Fondue Dippers Party: 

1) National Chocolate Fondue Day is February 5th.  Why not throw an annual party to celebrate?

2) Make sure you have a large enough pot for the number of guests you have.  You can also have multiple pots for different types of fondue.

3) Serve both cheese fondue and chocolate fondue to tantalize your guest’s taste buds.

4) To save money and time, make your fondue party a potluck party.  Give everyone a couple of things they can bring to ease the burden on you.

5) Make sure you have enough fondue forks for everyone and a few extra if someone drops one.

6) Have a variety of what to eat with chocolate fondue in an array of colors for a visual feast as well as a tasty one.

7) Cut up your chocolate fondue dippers before everyone arrives to make things easier on everyone.

8) Place food on platters for easy access and have a few small tongs handy on the platters.

9) Make sure you use high-quality chocolate for your fondue recipe.  You wouldn’t want to go through all this trouble for so-so tasting chocolate fondue.

Strawberry and marshmallow on fondue forks being dipped in chocolate fondue - background bowls of dipping items

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Tips on your Chocolate Fondue Dippers: 

1) You should cut everything up into bite-sized pieces ahead of time.  This simplifies your dining experience because you’re able to dip the item and pop it in your mouth.

2) Keep in mind that whatever you pick to dip in chocolate fondue, it should hold up after it becomes moist.  If something becomes flimsy after dipping, it will create a big mess that no one wants.

Tips for using your fondue pot for chocolate fondue dippers: 

1) You want to use fondue forks for your dinner.  Using these specially designed forks helps prevent burns and from fingers touching the cheese.

1. Cake

Chocolate Fondue Dippers - Cake squares

Cake and chocolate naturally go together.  There’s something so decadent about dipping a piece of pound cake into chocolate fondue.  Add a roaring fireplace in the background and your own mini-heaven.

Cubed Angel Food Cake, sponge cake, carrot cake, Red Velvet cake, chocolate cake, fruit cake, wedding cake,  and cheesecake can all be used to dip into your homemade chocolate fondue.

2. Cookies 

Copper fondue pot with chocolate fondue and an array of cookies to dip

Cookies are the perfect answer when you’re asking what to dip in chocolate fondue.  The problem will be deciding what type of cookies to use.

Shortbread, peanut butter cookies, chocolate chip cookies, chocolate sandwich cookies, vanilla wafers, oatmeal raisin cookies, snickerdoodles, ginger snaps, meringue, and even fortune cookies are ideas that will make your dessert worthy of a delicious evening.

3. Tropical fruits

Chocolate Fondue Dippers - Tropical Fruits Pineapple

Bananas, pineapple, kiwi, dragon fruit, papaya, fresh coconut chunks, and mangos are just some of the chocolate fondue ideas to try.

4. Bread

Chocolate Fondue Dippers - Fruit bread

Sweetbreads are a fun way to add a little something different to your chocolate fondue dippers list.

Raisin bread, date bread, carrot bread, banana bread, pumpkin bread, zucchini bread, and even bite-sized pieces of cinnamon rolls make good choices.

5. Fresh berries

Chocolate Fruit Dippers - Berries

Berries are some of the most popular things to dip in chocolate fondue.  You can never go wrong with strawberries.

Raspberries, blackberries, marionberries, blueberries, boysenberries, Tayberries, and Loganberries are other options.

6. Other fruit 

Chocolate Fondue Dippers - Apples

Kiwi, oranges, cherries, seedless grapes, apples, cantaloupe, and honeydew melon compliment chocolate well.

You can also add dried fruit like dried apricots, figs, dates, papaya, pineapple, and apples.  Chocolate Fondue Dippers should be soft enough to put on the fondue forks. Dried bananas wouldn’t work, for instance.  You can use tongs for harder items.

7. Other Items 

Chocolate Fondue Dippers - Biscotti

Waffles, ice cream bars, donut holes, scones, brownies, marshmallows, cream puffs, biscotti, granola bars, and potato chips (with tongs) are other chocolate fondue dippers to serve with chocolate fondue.

8. Sprinkles & Nuts 

Overhead photo of chocolate fondue, crushed nuts and sprinkles in bowls, strawberries, and bananas

After you dip your item in chocolate fondue, you can add just a little more fun by dipping your fruit, cookie, cake, or anything else you desire in sprinkles or chopped nuts.

These chocolate fondue dipping items takes fondue to a whole other level.

For more ideas on how to have an amazing chocolate fondue set up, here are some things I found on Amazon: 

Did you know the famous Melting Pot restaurant chain put out their own cookbook?  

The cookbook has fondue recipes, salad recipes, cocktails, and sauces.  One reviewer suggested making sure you tried the “Love Martini.”

I have to say before reading any fondue cookbook; you might want to find your fondue pot because you’re going to want to get started creating your masterpieces immediately.

The Essential Fondue cookbook has 75 gooey recipes to try.  It looks like you’ll be pretty busy testing them for “quality control!”

If you’re looking for a nice fondue pot, take a look at the Cuisinart Electric Fondue Maker.  

I hope these ideas will help you create a beautiful meal for your friends and family.  Fondue gatherings are one of the best cozy dining ideas we can create at home.

Here’s a video on hosting a fondue party for more ideas.

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In the comments below, let me know how you liked these easy Chocolate Fondue Dippers and what you like to dip in your chocolate fondue.

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Overhead shot of Chocolate fondue with bowls of strawberries, banana slices, chocolate fondue, and a variety of bowls of sprinkles

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Tuesday 16th of November 2021

[…] Chocolate Fondue Dippers […]

Tessa Zundel

Thursday 11th of November 2021

This is THE perfect food for New Year's parties! I never know what to serve because we're all so cookied out from the holidays.


Thursday 11th of November 2021

Hello Tessa! You are right - it is the perfect food. Easy too! Kelly


Monday 8th of November 2021

A fondue dippers party is SUCH a great way to spend a family night (or even a couples night!) indoors in the cooler weather!

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