There is nothing better than having melted chocolate in which to dip a ton of goodies.
Most people want to buy a chocolate fountain, and there are a variety of options available on the market.
Once you’ve got this essential piece of equipment, it is time to consider chocolate fountain dipping ideas.
While there are a variety of classics (marshmallows, strawberries, and cookies), you can branch out and try new things.
In fact, we think that it is a good idea to include some non-traditional items on your platter.
Doing this gives people a chance to do something different while they are in a festive mood.
Chocolate Fountain Dipping Ideas
While you can dip anything into chocolate, that doesn’t always mean you should.
Here are a few of our favorites:
One of the most obvious choices for dipping is fruit of any kind.
Apple slices, pineapple, bananas, and orange slices are highly popular.
The most sought-after fruit, though, is the strawberry.
In fact, you can buy chocolate-covered strawberries around the holidays (Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day are the two most popular).
You can use both tart and sweet fruits in your chocolate fondue.
While some people say never to use savory fruits, it is completely up to you and your preferences.
For example, chili peppers are considered a fruit and not something you might normally pair with chocolate.
However, if you have a smoky or spicy hot pepper, it can be a significantly bold contrast between the sweet of the chocolate.
Consider adding a bit of rum to the chocolate or roasting the chili peppers in rum for another layer of flavor.
If you plan to serve ice cream along with the chocolate fountain dippers, you may want to have some peppermint leaves available for your guests.
Many people love the taste of chocolate and mint together, so it makes sense that you could dip the entire leaf into the chocolate and munch away.
People can eat it alone to help with digestion or put it on top of their ice cream for a fancy look.
Yes, you read that correctly!
Many people rave about chocolate-covered crickets and claim the taste is similar to a Crunch bar.
While we aren’t sure and don’t plan to try it ourselves, you may want to be bold and give it a go.
Many online shops have bags of fried crickets that are ready to eat.
You could also head outside and try to catch some to fry yourself.
Whether it’s an Oreo, gingerbread, snickerdoodle, or oatmeal cookie, it is always going to taste better when dipped in chocolate.
You may also want to consider dipping chocolate-chip cookies into your fountain.
More chocolate never hurt anyone.
Some people don’t think bacon and chocolate mix well, but we do!
The smoky, saltiness of the bacon paired with the sweetness of the chocolate is a go for many people.
It might be best to cut the bacon into bite-size pieces for this one.
Then, let your guests dip it into the chocolate.
You may also ask that they use a pair of tongs to hold the bacon so that their fingers don’t get messy (and the chocolate doesn’t get contaminated).
They can then finish it off with a sprinkling of almonds or eat it as it is.
While we aren’t sure how this came to be popular, it is actually a thing in a variety of European countries.
So, if you want to feel like you’ve been whisked away to Paris, consider buying some fried baby squid.
Your guests can hold it by one leg and let the chocolate flow over it.
It might be best to choose one squid per guest, though, as most people aren’t going to go back for a second serving.
You might not think that something so overloaded with sugar needed anything else, but donuts and chocolate go together well.
You can choose from a variety of options, but the best tend to be mini powdered donuts.
Alternatively, you could have large donuts and cut them into bite-size pieces.
We think that chocolate and glazed donuts are going to be your next guilty pleasure.
Have you ever looked at a pie and thought to yourself, “this pie needs some chocolate”?
Surprisingly, many people have the same idea.
However, we aren’t quite sure how you are going to dip it in the fountain because, often, pies have loose fillings.
You could either use a filling that hardens slightly or consider putting the piece of the pie in a container and covering it that way.
In the same idea of pie, cheesecake is an excellent item for your chocolate fountain.
It is still and holds its shape quite well.
Consider cutting the cheesecake into cubes so that it can be covered and eaten in one bite.
You can also cut the cheesecake into slices and put a popsicle stick in the bottom to give people something to hold onto while dipping.
Whether you bake or not, you can always have a moist, spongy cake on a stick.
Then, just let your guests dip it into the chocolate.
It makes for a more unique taste, and it also adds a touch of class and whimsy to the party.
Though it isn’t a classic, everyone seems to love churros; you know the ones we’re talking about.
They’re very curly and greasy and are deep-fried in oil.
You can make your own, buy them from an authentic Mexican restaurant, or use the knock-offs.
They are cinnamon-y delicious, and the touch of chocolate just makes them stand apart from the crowd.
These aren’t your average amusement park churros; they’re made better because of the chocolate fountain.
Many people love nuts and chocolate, and candy-bar manufacturers have noted this.
Then again, nuts are small, so you run the risk of people covering their hands (and possibly your floor) with the chocolate mess.
One way to combat this is to fill small containers with nuts and request that your guests fill the bowl with chocolate.
You may also have small dishes out for the chocolate, and they can take them back to their seat to dip their nuts separately.
Regardless of the way you choose to do it, nuts and chocolate go well together.
Some people don’t like dried fruit, but we think it is amazing; it’s chewy and can take on a candied feel.
Then, when you dip it in chocolate, it makes it taste even better.
However, the one thing we should mention here is that dried fruit is often made with extra sugar.
Consider drying (dehydrating) your own fruit or make sure the label says “no added sugar” on it.
While you can choose milk chocolate, dark chocolate might pair better with such a sweet treat.
Have you ever had chocolate-dipped potato chips?
The sweet and salty taste is to die for, and you can recreate it with your chocolate fountain.
If you choose the right chocolate, it is going to harden once it is on the chip, so it isn’t going to be messy.
It’s best to choose three to five different items to dip each time so that you don’t overwhelm your guests with options.
Also, you may find it easier to have everything skewered with a toothpick before everyone arrives.
That way, they can just grab and go.
You can also have bowls of “toppings” available, such as chopped nuts, M&Ms, or kosher salt.
This allows your guests to make unique creations and try new things.
With all of these chocolate fountain dipping ideas, you are sure to want to have a party soon.
In fact, you might find that everyone wants an invitation so that they can try your new fountain of chocolatey goodness.