Surprise your sweetheart with this Red Wine Dark Chocolate Fondue Dip for Valentine’s Day. Hints of raspberry, red wine and a sprinkle of kosher salt create an unbelievably delicious medley of flavors. Give your favorite fruits, brownies, Rice Krispy treats or marshmallows a bath in this chocolate delight or just grab a spoon and dig in!
Have you noticed the Red Wine Hot Chocolate craze lately? I’ve really been tempted to try that out too, but thought turning this combo into a fondue dip with dark chocolate would just be even better. Nothing screams Valentine’s Day like a nice fondue dip. I mean, how romantic is it to feed your significant other a strawberry with chocolate dripping everywhere? In my case, said chocolate usually ends up dripping down my shirt. Maybe, fondue dip is safer to enjoy in the nude or with a giant ziggy piggy apron. Romance is in the air folks!
As far as I’m concerned, dark chocolate is the epitome of all chocolate. If I could only have one kind of chocolate for the rest of my life it would be my dark, mysterious friend. No need to limit yourself; eat it melted, sprinkle it in your cookie batter, on your oatmeal, in your pancakes…you get the point.
I’m ready to take a bath in it, but that would be a bit expensive. Especially, with these rising interest rates. Yes, I’ve settled for giving my food a bath in fondue doused with red wine. This is just beyond heaven on a stick.
While we continue to pontificate on the amazing nature of all things dark chocolate, let’s consider adding some cocktails to our menu as well. A Strawberry Bellini with champagne and a dash of Brandy just gets me. If vodka is what you seek, a Red Velvet Martini is screaming your name! Find even more cocktails on my Saturated Saturday Page.
- 10 oz. Package of Dark Chocolate Chips
- 14 oz. Can Sweetened Condensed Milk
- 2 Tbsp. Raspberry Jam
- 2 Tbsp. Butter
- 1 Tsp. Vanilla
- 1/2 C. of your favorite Red Wine
- 1/2 Tsp. Kosher Salt
In a double boiler on medium/high heat; add sweetened condensed milk, butter, dark chocolate chips and vanilla.
Lightly stir until melted.
Remove from heat, stir in red wine, raspberry jam and kosher salt.
Lightly sprinkle more kosher salt on top before serving.
Keep your fondue hot on with a fondue warmer.
Serve with your favorite fresh fruits, marshmallows, Rice Krispy treats, brownies, cheesecake bites, or graham crackers.
Note: You can use the pot in a pot method if you don't own a double boiler. Just add a bit of water to the bottom of the bigger pot and float the smaller pot on top.