Chocolate Fondue: #159 of 1000 Sustainable Food Experiments

When holidays like New Year’s Eve or Easter roll around, we brew up a homemade chocolate fondue to dip all kinds of yummy things in. This year we cut up bananas, apples, kiwis, marshmallows, almonds, and bits of leftover cake for the fondue. It only takes a few minutes to melt the chocolate, and everyone gets to customize their dessert experience.

This is part of our 1,000 Food Experiments to create sustainable meals for our family and hopefully yours.

Ingredients ($7 total)

3 cups chocolate chips – $3.00
1 cup almonds – $2.00
1 cup marshmallows – $0.99
1 banana – $0.19
1 apple – $0.29
1 kiwi – $0.49

Directions

1. Prepare the chocolate fondue. Put a pot of water on medium high heat and place a metal bowl on top of the pot. It’s ok if the water touches the bottom of the bowl. Pour the chocolate chips into the bowl and stir frequently as the water comes to a boil and the chocolate chips melt. When it’s all smooth and melted, turn the heat off and let it sit while you prepare the dipping things.

2. Prepare the dipping things: cut up all the fruit and put it on a plate with the almonds and marshmallows. Put out some toothpicks or skewers to poke the fruit and dip it in the fondue. Serve and enjoy!

3. We had some extra almonds and marshmallows, so we dumped them into the remaining fondue and mixed it all up. You can spread this mixture out onto parchment paper and let it cool to make your own rocky road chocolate bark. Yummy for all ages!

Sustainability Score (explained here)

  • Time to make: 3 = <1 hour
  • Servings: 3 = lots of leftovers
  • Cost per serving: 3 = <$5
  • Deliciousness:  3 = when are we having this again?
  • Environmental impact: 3 = minimal damage
  • Nutritional value: 1 = eat rarely
  • TOTAL: 16/18

If you tried it, please let me know how it came out for you. Wishing you and your family a healthy, happy day!

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