Chocolate Fondue Board

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You won’t need a fondue fountain or heat source to serve this communal treat.
chocolate fondue board recipe: chocolate fondue board
Trang Doan/Dessert Board Deck

We’ll never turn down a box of chocolate truffles (especially on Valentine’s Day), but we won’t exactly be excited by one either. Enter this chocolate fondue board recipe, from Trang Doan’s new cookbook, The Dessert Board Deck, which is simple, elegant and just right for sharing with a crowd—or no one at all.

“This easy board doesn’t require a fondue fountain and instead uses chocolate ganache for dipping,” writes Doan. “You can use melted chocolate, but it will solidify quickly, whereas the ganache will stay liquid for a couple of hours without a heat source.”

You can adorn the board (which should ideally measure about 18 by 12 inches) with just about any store-bought dipper (or homemade, if you’re feeling ambitious). We’re talking fresh fruit, sliced cake, cookies, pretzels, marshmallows and beyond. Regardless of what you use, your S.O. will be swooning in no time.

Excerpted from THE DESSERT BOARD DECK: 50 Cards for Styling Sweets. Copyright @ 2024 by Trang Doan. Reproduced by permission of Simon Element, and imprint of Simon & Schuster. All rights reserved.


Chocolate Ganache

1 cup heavy whipping cream, divided

1 cup dark chocolate melting wafers

1 cup white chocolate melting wafers

Chocolate Fondue Board

Strawberries, honeydew, sliced pound cake, shortbread cookies, sliced brownies, pretzels, marshmallows, Biscoff cookies, Oreos and other desired dippers, for serving


1. Make the Chocolate Ganache: In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring ½ cup heavy whipping cream to a simmer (or warm it up in the microwave in a glass measuring cup for 30 seconds to 1 minute), taking care to not let it boil over.

2. Place the dark chocolate wafers in a bowl and pour the hot cream over it. Let the mixture sit for about 2 minutes, then stir it gently until the chocolate melts completely.

3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 with the white chocolate wafers.

4. Assemble the Board: Transfer the chocolate ganaches to small bowls and place them on the board. Artfully surround the ganaches with your desired dippers. Serve with skewers for dipping.

*Note: Nutrition facts do not include dipping ingredients.

Nutrition Facts
  • 469 calories

  • 36g fat

  • 32g carbs

  • 5g protein

  • 25g sugars

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