Intro: Crock-Pot Fondue
This is a super simple fondue recipe that's as easy as "set-it-and-forget-it". It's as simple as throwing your favorite fondue ingredients in a mason jar and placing them in the crock pot in a water bath; a process comparable to a makeshift sous-vide. The result is a silky and ribbony chocolate fondue, or you could opt for cheese and get a smooth and creamy cheese fondue free for dipping in EVERYTHING. Everything. Seriously, I won't tell anyone you dipped pickles in chocolate, or marshmallows in cheese.
In this instructable I'll show you how to put together some white chocolate, dark chocolate, and cheese fondue.
Step 1: Fill Your Jars
This can be really personalized to whatever you want to melt and dip, but here are some simple ingredient combos that I've known to be tried and true:
- Cheese Fondue
- Your favorite cheeses (soft or shredded)
- Some white wine
- Garlic cloves, chili flakes (optional)
I suggest the classic swiss, gruyere, and emmentaler cheeses, but I used whatever I had on hand.
- Dark Chocolate Fondue
- Dark Chocolate (bars or chips)
- Splash of heavy cream (optional)
- White Chocolate
Splash of heavy cream (optional)
Fill your jar as much as you want, making sure to leave at least an inch or so from the mouth of the jar.
Step 2: Crock It!
Set your jars in the crock pot, and pour water in the pot around the jars, enough to fill up to the amount of stuff in the jars (picture doesn't have enough water yet)
Set on high for 1 hour.
Step 3: Toppings
You really have full artistic liberty here, so dip your heart out and have at it you animal :)
I chose to do marshmallows, strawberries, and graham crackers for the chocolate, and toast, grapes, and tortilla chips for the cheese.
Here are some topping ideas for chocolate:
- Cherry tomatoes