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Lightened Up Vegan Chocolate Fondue

Vegan Chocolate Fondue –

vegan chocolate fondue

I was completely convinced Kate Middleton would have a girl.

There’s a recipe called “Pink Princess Cake” going in my cookbook that I decided to take out and post today… or really last week because I guessed the baby would be born July 14th. Obviously I have no future as a psychic.

Or a gambler.

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Seeing as I’m already 0 for 2, I’m not even going to try! According to UK betting agents, George and James are frontrunners, with Henry and Alexander close behind.

Scarily enough, some people actually put money down on the names Voldemort and Snape. 😕

Luckily, no special skills in divination are required to make a rich chocolate fondue perfect for celebrating any occasion. All you need is chocolate.

And luckily, I just so happen to have a very large supply of chocolate!

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This is a lightened-up recipe for traditional chocolate fondue.

The heavy cream, margarine, and corn syrup called for in many versions of the recipe have been omitted, and I’ve combined three different types of chocolate, just enough milk, and a pinch of salt and vanilla extract in such a way that the final product maintains the same richness and creaminess of the original.
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Lightened-Up Vegan Chocolate Fondue

  • 3/4 cup milk of choice (180g)
  • 2 tbsp cacao or cocoa powder (10g)
  • 5 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 5 oz chopped dark chocolate (or 5oz more chocolate chips)
  • scant 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • optional: 1/2 tbsp amaretto (omit the vanilla extract if using)

Whisk milk of choice, cocoa, and salt in a small saucepan. Bring to boil. Once it boils, lower to LOW and add all of the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate melts and is completely creamy, with no lumps (about 2-3 minutes). Turn off the heat and stir in the vanilla extract or amaretto. Transfer to a fondue pot or serving dish. Serve with sliced fruit, graham crackers, or anything you think would taste better with a coating of chocolate. (Read: everything!)

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Published on July 23, 2013

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  1. Kelly @ hidden fruits and veggies says

    Have to admit that Voldemort would be the most hillarious royal baby name, ever. This fondue sounds tasty! I normally stay away from chocolate fondues and fountains at parties because A. unhealthy and B. I have an irrational fear of childen dipping their fingers in it! Glad to be able to make it at home with no fear of dirty finger dipping 🙂 (just my clean fingers!)

  2. Kathy says

    Oh yum, chocolate fondue. This will be on my to do list!! I really thought Kate would have a girl also, but I was probably led by the media suggesting it might be a girl. I am hoping she will include the name Frances for one of the baby’s middle names, as that was William’s mother’s middle name. I think that would be a nice gesture. Can’t wait to get a glimpse of the little guy!

  3. Ashley says

    I thought it was going to be a girl too! Thanks for the fondu recipe! I love your stuff. I made the PB protein bars and they are AMAZING!
    I’m following you – can you return the favor?

    ~Ashley (A Cute Angle)

  4. Lauwchen says

    I love chocolate fondue! When I get lazy, I simply microwave some dark chocolate and dip strawberries in it before the chocolate cools down and sets 😀

  5. Anne-Marie says

    Your first sentence was so recognizable! There must be a relationship between thinking about Royal Baby Girls and loving Chocolate. Anyway, this recipe sounds gorgeous like the very most of your recipes! I’m always looking forward to your blogs! Thanks a lot!

  6. Andrew @ One Ingredient Chef says

    Only from Katie would we get 3 kinds of dark chocolate in one recipe. I love it! I’ve been experimenting with chocolatey fudge sauces a lot lately and this looks great. Forget fruit – I think eating this by the spoonful would be perfectly acceptable 🙂

  7. Laura Miller says

    I was convinced that the royal baby was a girl too! Even when I first saw the announcement of the baby being a boy, I thought they were lying.

    Whatever the royal baby is, this sounds like the perfect dessert to celebrate any life moment.

  8. Brittany Winn says

    This has nothing to do with your post (which looks great) besides the fact that that beautiful strawberry made me think of a question for you. I was just wondering if you have experimented with chia seed jam? I was thinking about trying it with your single lady jelly roll but thought I would ask you if you have played with the idea yet?
    I am really excited about the idea and am going to try it out today…and perhaps smear it on a single lady jelly roll after all.
    Love your creative, consistent posts!

  9. Krithi says

    Somehow I too thought Kate would have a girl :). Glad I didn’t bet anywhere… A bowl full of chocolate for dipping.. bring it on… I would just dig in and lick the spoon.. 🙂

  10. Tiffany says

    I totally thought she would have a girl too 🙂

    Love the idea of this fondue!

    I dont have a scale…so how much would you estimate 5oz of chocolate chips to be if I were to use measuring cups? Thank you so much!

  11. Amy McCann says

    You know what would be fun?! To see what people have tried chocolate on and loved!! I homeschool and when doing Kindergarten with my 1st born (many moons ago) we had to do a graph. The graph ended up being the like or dislike of foods in applesauce. Note to self: Don’t let the Kinder make up the terms:) We put 6-7 different things in applesauce and everyone tasted it with an up or down vote. The kids all liked ketchup with applesauce, I didn’t even try it!!!! P.S.: I had no idea that fondue was full of junk, but then again I don’t buy it. Now that I know, I will make it! THANK YOU!!!

  12. Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen says

    I thought the royal baby was going to be a girl too. I’m going to guess he will be named Henry. What an adorable name! I love how light and easy this recipe is. Can’t wait to give it a try!

  13. Lisa says

    I totally thought Kate was going to have a girl too.
    For some reason I was just convinced she would.
    This chocolate fondue looks amazing! Perfect for entertaining.

  14. DragonTat2 says

    Oh, I do like Henry.

    And just scored a few varieties of some awesome quality chocolate.
    Timing is everything~ and, yeah. I thought girl, too

  15. Hailey says

    I could have sworn it was going to be a girl too! Oh well, this looks delicious enough to squash all of my royal baby disappointment 🙂

  16. GiGi Eats Celebrities says

    I have never had fondue before in my life. Ever. Not really sure why, but when I was younger I was very picky when it comes to the food that I eat. Unfortunately, now I cannot eat any fondue because I am lactose intolerant. 🙁

    • Michelle says

      This recipe would be perfect for you then! Just use a lactose-free milk such as almond or soy milk and vegan chocolate chips. Katie is a vegan, so her recipes are generally free of lactose.

  17. Grace says

    This looks delicious! Everything tastes better dipped in chocolate, yeah? 😀

    I just want to say that I’ve recently found your stockpile of deliciously not-so-naughty recipes, and I love it! Ever since I’ve discovered how much I love baking, about a year ago, I’ve devoured dessert & food blogs. But then, a couple months later, my family decided to try to eat healthier. More like my mom and I, but the others *sometimes* will try something I bake. (Though a s’mores pop tart still trumps cookie dough baked oatmeal in their eyes!) We’ve gone mostly paleo/primal, basically eating like I’m vegan with some meat allowed. Hey, but when is there chicken in cookies?
    I thought thought I’d be confined to plain ol’ fruit and bitter hunks of unsweetened chocolate (did I mention the major major refined sugar restriction?) Until I found your blog! (Hey, I’m in highschool. I should be allowed to wait until I’m at least 30 to be strict on stuff like that!)

    From one chocolate-addicted, peanut-butter loving, healthy-eating girl to another , I would like to say thank you!

    – Grace

  18. Megan E. says

    Interesting idea, sounds easy, but I’m surprised you don’t use a double boiler for the chocolate so it doesn’t burn. Do you stir constantly instead?

    I thought girl too, guess I was influenced by friends having female babies! I like James…

    • Chocolate Covered Katie says

      I guess it’s because of all the extra liquid in the recipe. I’ve never had a problem with this… Normally I DO use the double broiler method (or I microwave the chips until not-quite-fully-melted and then stir to fully melt), but in this recipe it’s not needed.

  19. Nicole @ FruitnFitness says

    Oh this sounds amazing! I love amaretto so I would for sure add it! Chocolate dip with fresh fruit is always a winning combination.

  20. Wendy says

    Love, love your recipes! I need chocolate to be free of soy and dairy, so I just melt Enjoy Life chocolate chips with canned coconut milk. It is a easy way to get my chocolate fix!

  21. Madeleine says

    Yumm That fondue looks delicious! There are a lot of fondues that are either too heavy or too sweet, but this one sounds perfect. For the royal baby name, I’m betting on Henry. I already know two little boys that are named that, so I think the name is having a comeback.

  22. Christina @ Cooking Up Geekdom says

    Oh…. my…. goodness…. that looks heavenly! I’m totally going to need to make sure I have all of the ingredients on my next shopping list. YUM!

  23. Anna @ Your Healthy Place says

    Dreamy chocolate fondue…yup, the name sold me before I even looked! Who doesn’t love fondue, seriously? In my mind it’s more than worth it because it encourages you to have more fruit haha – bananas and strawberries are my absolute favourite with chocolate. I’m obsessed with sea salt chocolate right now too, so I would totally sprinkle some salt over the top!

  24. Lily says

    Hi, I love your blog. I started searching for recipes where I could enjoy the good antioxidant parts of chocolates. I found your site and loved it. On top of that this particular recipe is of interest as I am vegetarian. I wish you had a +1 or facebook like button which I could share this with some of my vegetarian friends. I guess I will have to do it the long way. Anyways liked your page on facebook- keep up the good work. Cheers!

  25. Claire says

    Hello!! I just wanted to say that I have tried almost all of your recipes and they are delishious!! I was hoping that maybe you could post somemore pancake recipes maybe?! That would be great! Thanks for everything you do!

  26. Kathryn @ Illustrated Nutrition says

    I thought Kate would have a girl too! I just felt like it was so natural for her to have a girl because she is so beautiful and fashionable that she couldn’t possibly have a boy. Anyways, enough about the baby because this chocolate fondue looks incredible! Thanks for the healthier version to a normally very unhealthy recipe. Love your website!

  27. Key says

    Katie you are so then you look like a skeleton. Many you should start counting your calories to make sure your getting enough. Just some good advice.

  28. Nicole says

    This looks divine Katie! I love how your recipes are always simple, healthy and delicious. I’ll definitely be gather up some fresh fruit this weekend to try this out for dessert on Sunday.

  29. Jess S. @ Floptimism says

    Hello! My name is Jess, and I run a food blog called Floptimism where every week I write a post called “Weekend Wrap Up.” Basically, it’s where I highlight some of my favorite web finds from the past week to share with my readers. (I’ve included your posts before so I know I’ve commented, but I’m also sure you get tons of comments and may not remember.) Anyway, I loved this fondue recipe so much that I featured it on this week’s wrap-up, and wanted to let you know. Thank you for such a great idea and blog post! I’ve included the link below in case you’re interested. I hope you had a great weekend!

  30. Tayla says

    You know, your fondue recipe makes an amazing filling for truffles once you let it cool and sit for a while! Delicious!

  31. shanti says

    Thanks for sharing! This was a hit with our guests and with my 9-year old son who now is following a gf/df/egg-free diet. Woo-hoo!

  32. Anisha says

    Hi Katie, am quite keen to try this recipe, we have some guest coming over fo dinner next week, hence a query, if I exactly take the same measurements as you, how many serves does it makes?


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