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Recipes: Make chocolate fondue at home for Valentine's Day

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Are you searching for an activity to do with your sweetie for Valentine's Day? Why not make fondue at home?

Pillsbury Bake-Off finalist Maryann Rems joined Good Day Orlando this morning to show off and demonstrate some recipes in honor of National Chocolate Fondue Day.

 

Maryann's Creamy Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Fondue Sauce

Recipe Title: Maryann's Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Fondue Sauce
Yield: approximately 2 1/2 cups sauce
Description: A creamy milk chocolate fondue sauce kissed with a hint of hazelnut.

Ingredients
Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Sauce

2 cups (12 oz) milk chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli)
1/4 cup (1.5 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli)
1/2 cup chocolate hazelnut spread (I use Nutella)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 pinch (1/16th teaspoon) salt
3/4 cup heavy cream, plus reserve heavy cream to thin down if necessary
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon Frangelico hazelnut flavored liqueur (optional)
Pinch (1/16th teaspoon) of cinnamon (optional)

Step 1
Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, bananas, pineapple chunks, chocolate cakecubes, vanilla cake cubes... pretzels, potato chips, cookies, marshmallows, cinnamon twists, graham crackers, nuts, dried apricots, candied ginger... anything goes. Make little bowls of all your favorites to be dipped in this amazing chocolate sauce; set aside.

Step 2
Preheat double boiler over medium heat, making sure there is sufficient water in bottom boiler.

Step 3
Place heavy cream, salt and butter in top boiler pan and heat until barely simmering. Remove double boiler set up from heat. Add chocolate and stir until melted. Add Nutella, vanilla extract and Frangelico; stir until smooth. Sprinkle with a pinch of grated cinnamon. This recipe may easily be halved for date night or doubled for a "Big Fondue" party!

Step 4
Place warm chocolate mixture in desired Fondue pot to keep warm.
 
Cook's Note: You may use whatever chocolate you wish, but I recommend you use agood quality chocolate and good quality liqueur.

 

Maryann's Fondue Raspberries

Recipe Title: Maryann's Fondue Raspberries
Yield: approximately 3 cups filled raspberries
Recipe Description: Raspberries brimming with a sweet cannoli cream cheese... perfect for dipping in Deep 'n Rich Chocolate Fondue Sauce and Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Sauce

Ingredients
Cannoli Cream Cheese Filling

1 large (8 oz) block cream cheese, room temperature
1 teaspoon fresh tangelo or orange zest, finely minced
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Raspberries

2 (6 oz) containers (3 cups or so) of the largest, firmest, freshest raspberries you can find
Fresh mint sprigs, for garnish

Step 1

Place cream cheese in medium mixing bowl and beat until creamy. On low speed, add extracts and zest. Slowly add powdered sugar until incorporated and creamy.

Step 2

Spoon filling into piping bag with desired tip or large resealable plastic food storage bag: Press out air and seal bag. Cut 1/4" tip from lower corner of bag. Make sureraspberries are completely dry inside and out. Squeeze bag slowly to pipe filling into fresh raspberries. Dot each raspberry with a mini semi-sweet chocolate chip.

Step 3

Place raspberries, filling side up, in a decorative rimmed plate. If you place your raspberries touching, side by side, they will stand upright like little soldiers in formation and make for a lovely presentation. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or longer to set the filling. If kept refrigerated, these may be made up to one day in advance. (You need to use cream cheese as your filling base, as this will set up more firmly and allow filling not melt into warm chocolate fondue. When making this recipe to eat apart from warm chocolate fondue, you may use mascarpone cheese if you'd prefer an even softer, creamier filling.)

Step 4

Remove raspberries from fridge; uncover and garnish plate with fresh mint sprigs.

 

Maryann's Deep 'n Rich Chocolate Fondue Sauce

Recipe Title: Maryann's Deep 'n Rich Chocolate Fondue Sauce
Yield: approximately 2 1/2 cups chocolate sauce
Recipe Description: A deep, rich chocolate fondue sauce kissed with a hint of coffee that will surely delight your palate.

Ingredients
Deep 'n Rich Chocolate Sauce
1 cup (6 oz) semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli)
1 cup (6 oz) 60% cocoa chips (I use Ghirardelli)
1/2 cup (3 oz) milk chocolate chips (I use Ghirardelli)
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
1 pinch (1/16th teaspoon) salt
1 cups heavy cream, plus reserve heavy cream to thin down if necessary
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon Kahlua coffee flavored liqueur (optional)

Step 1
Strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, bananas, pineapple chunks, chocolate cakecubes, vanilla cake cubes... pretzels, potato chips, cookies, cinnamon twists, marshmallows, graham crackers, nuts, dried apricots, candied ginger... anything goes. Make little bowls of all your favorites to be dipped in this amazing chocolate sauce; set aside.

Step 2
Preheat double boiler over medium heat, making sure there is sufficient water in bottom boiler.

Step 3
Place heavy cream, salt and butter in top boiler pan and heat until barely simmering. Remove double boiler set up from heat. Add chocolate and stir until melted. Add vanilla extract and Kahlua; stir until smooth. This recipe may easily be halved for date night or doubled for a "Big Fondue" party!

Step 4
Place warm chocolate mixture in desired fondue pot to keep warm.

Cook's Note: You may use whatever chocolate you wish, but I recommend you use agood quality chocolate and good quality liqueur.

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