17 Chocolate Fondue Dipping Ideas
Got some fondue but no idea what to have it with? Fret not! This post contains 17 of the best chocolate fondue dipping ideas, including some homemade recipes too! There are options for everyone, including gluten-free dippers, healthy options and of course the more rich, indulgent dippers.
I made some chocolate fondue a few years back and for a while, I was stumped on what to serve it with. There were the obvious fondue dipping ideas like fruit and marshmallows, but I wanted something a little different. Something more exciting!
I eventually put my thinking cap on (and also used Google!) to come up with some more chocolate fondue dipping ideas. I thought it would be nice to compile them into one big post for anyone who is unsure like I was.
Do let me know if you have any other ideas that you think would be a good addition to the list by leaving a comment at the bottom of the page. If you’d like to find out how to make your own fondue, check out my vegan chocolate fondue recipe.
What can be dipped in chocolate fondue?
There are many options out there but it can be a struggle to think of them when you’re browsing the supermarket shelves. I almost always forget some dippers and tend to go towards the classics such as fruit and pretzels. But with this handy post, you can see all of the dipping ideas at a glance so you won’t forget your favourites! Here are my best fondue dipping ideas, enjoy!
1. Fresh fruit
Let’s start with the most popular chocolate fondue dipper- fruit! You can use any kind of fruit that you like but here are some of my favourite ideas:
- Banana slices
- Pineapple chunks
- Mandarin segments
- Apple slices
- Coconut chunks
2. Dried fruit
Just like fresh fruit, dried fruit tastes delicious dipped in some creamy chocolate fondue. It lasts longer than fresh fruit too so it’s a great alternative if you want to prepare all of your fondue dippers in advance. Here are some dried fruit ideas:
- Dried apricot
- Dried banana
- Dried mango
- Dried pineapple
Marshmallows and chocolate are a match made in heaven! I would recommend using larger marshmallows rather than the mini ones as they will be easier to dip. My favourite gelatine-free marshmallows are Dandies vanilla ones.
Small cookies or cookie pieces make the perfect chocolate fondue dipper! Some great cookies to dip would be Oreos, gingernut biscuits, custard creams, biscotti and shortbread. I’m not sure if you could technically call pink wafers biscuits but they would be great for dipping too!
Brownies will obviously need to be cut up into small pieces in order for them to be dipped into chocolate fondue- they’ll be far too rich otherwise. You can buy ready-made brownies or make your own. My favourite homemade brownies are my chewy chocolate chip brownies and Biscoff brownies.
6. Mini donuts
You can either buy mini donuts to dip in fondue or you can break larger ones into small pieces. You can find my homemade donuts recipe here.
Mini cakes, cupcakes or small cake slices- any of these would be delicious dipped in fondue! Some of my favourite cake dipper recipes are mini chocolate loaf cakes, vanilla cake slices and Biscoff cupcakes.
8. Rice Krispie treats
There’s nothing better than these gooey, chewy, marshmallow-y treats with chocolate all over them! Find my homemade vegan version here.
9. Cheesecake bites
Honeycomb can sometimes be found already coated in chocolate. It’s a great idea for chocolate fondue dipping because the two flavours obviously pair quite well together!
Pretzels are one of my favourite chocolate fondue dipping ideas! I love the mix of sweet, salty and crunchy. You can use the classic type of pretzels or the stick version- whatever you prefer.
You can use sweet, salty or a mix of both. Or you could use something more rich like caramel popcorn. Me personally? I like to use the sweet and salted popcorn for dipping into my fondue. The flavour combination is AMAZING.
You can buy your fudge if you prefer but it’s super easy to make your own. Biscoff fudge and peanut butter fudge can both be made quickly, and favourite ready-made vegan fudge is the Free From Factory fudge.
Mini pancakes are always a good fondue dipping idea! You can use my buttermilk pancake recipe if you’d like to make your own.
Similar to pancakes, waffles are one of the more popular fondue dipping ideas! I don’t yet have any waffle recipes on my blog but if you’re looking for allergy-friendly waffles, this waffle mix is vegan and gluten-free.
Any kind of nuts would be great with chocolate fondue. They might be a bit tricky to get onto a skewer for dipping so you would be best to stick to the larger nuts rather than smaller ones such as peanuts. Here are some ideas:
- Brazil nuts
How to keep chocolate fondue warm
With all these fondue dippers, you’ll need to make sure that your fondue stays warm for quite a while! The best way to do this is by using a fondue pot, which will keep the fondue at a steady temperature. You can buy a fondue pot from many shops that sell homeware. Or you can purchase one online- I used this one from Amazon. These fondue pots can be used for both cheese and chocolate fondue.
If you can’t get a hold of a fondue pot, another way to keep your fondue warm would be by keeping it in a saucepan over a very low heat on the stove. It’s not quite as party-friendly but it’ll do the job if you’re in a pinch!
17 Chocolate Fondue Dipping Ideas
The best dipping ideas for chocolate fondue.
That’s all for now! I hope you like these chocolate fondue dipping ideas. Please let me know if you have any other suggestions that can be added to the list by leaving a comment below. Enjoy! xo