Chocolate Fruit Fondue

This is a healthy, delicious and fun dessert to serve when you’re entertaining! The recipe skips the cream that’s usually added to chocolate fondue, making it a little thicker but considerably lower in saturated fat. Buy dark chocolate with at least 70% cocoa solids: the higher the cocoa solids, the greater the concentration of antioxidants.

Chocolate Fruit Fondue


Quantity Ingredients
1 cup / 250 ml finely chopped dark chocolate (about 5 oz/140 g)
4 cups / 1 litre mixed fresh fruit, cut into 1-inch/2.5 cm chunks (such as strawberries, mango, apples, banana, kiwi or pineapple)


Using a double boiler (see Tip), and stirring constantly, melt chocolate until warm and smooth.

Remove from heat; pour into a heat-resistant bowl. Serve immediately with fresh fruit for dipping.

Serves 4. Per serving: 302 calories, 5 g protein, 18 g total fat (10 g saturated fat), 44 g carbohydrate, 4 g fibre, 0 mg cholesterol, 4 mg sodium

Tip: A double boiler is two saucepans that stack on top of each other. The bottom saucepan is filled with simmering water, while the top saucepan is filled with food that is cooked, or in this case melted, by the heat from below. If you don’t have a double boiler, make your own: In a small saucepan, bring 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 cm) of water to a boil, then place a stainless steel bowl over the mouth of the saucepan to hold the chocolate.

Source: Leslie Beck's Healthy Kitchen