Fon-Don’t Waste That Chocolate

Adam and I finally pulled out the electric fondue set we got as a wedding gift. We used a very simple fondue recipe:

8 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
8 oz semi-sweet Ghirardelli chocolate chips
4 oz heavy cream

Once the chocolate beings to melt, whisk gently to ensure everything mixes together.

jen darling by j.k.h. nelson

When we finished dipping our fruit and being careful that Daphne didn’t get any dribbles, I didn’t want to waste all that delicious chocolate. So we decided to pop it into the fridge to snack on later.

Once the chocolate has begun to cool (it should still be pretty liquid) lay out a piece of parchment paper on the counter. I doubled mine over to make it extra easy to pick up. Grab a silicon spatula and gently scoop the chocolate onto the parchment paper. At this point, your partner should be doing the heavy lifting and holding the pot steady while you scoop.

jen darling by j.k.h. nelson

jen darling by j.k.h. nelson

Let it rest on the counter and continue to cool off, then transfer to a shelf in the fridge. By morning, you’ll have a giant chocolate bar that will break off in soft chunks.

jen darling by j.k.h. nelsonNext time we will add something more adult to the mix, I’d love to see how that chocolate will taste after the fact.

Have you ever had a recipe where you wasted the leftovers? Do you think you could have saved it with some creative cooking?

2 thoughts on “Fon-Don’t Waste That Chocolate

  1. Rachel

    You could also pour the leftovers into an Ice Tray, stick it in the fridge to cool. Then pull the cubes back out next time you want to do fondue. Just throw them back in the pot to warm & melt. 😀

    1. jen Post author

      Great idea Rachel! Now I’ll have to experiment when we make cheese fondu. Not sure the cheese would be so easy to save again!


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