Chocolate fondue is an excellent treat to have in the fall season when the temperatures drop and you are looking for a fun way to have warm treats inside. With chocolate fondue, you first need to have a chocolate fountain or a fondue pot to melt the chocolate, then dip food items like graham crackers, pretzels, and strawberries in the chocolate.
In order to have a chocolate fondue treat, you first need a good type of chocolate to melt. You can’t just use any type of chocolate, or it might not melt properly. These melting wafers by Wilton are a great option, which include two packages. You get a total of four pounds of chocolate, which is the perfect amount for a standard-size chocolate fountain.
The chocolate fondue packages are resealable, so if you are having fondue with a small melting pot, you can just break off a few pieces to melt, then seal up the rest for another time. They are melted according to the pot or chocolate fountain you are using. A typical way to melt them is by heating the chocolate over low heat and making sure you stir the chocolate regularly. Since these chocolate wafers are made specifically for melting and dipping, you don’t need to anything extra like oil. You also don’t need to temper the chocolate.
Each of the chocolate wafer bags of chocolate weighs about two pounds on its. It has the flavor of milk chocolate, which is ideal for most chocolate fondue pots and fountains. Just melt the chocolate in your fondue pot, then dip strawberries, marshmallows, or other treats for a fun fall dessert. If you are using the Wilton 3-tier chocolate fondue fountain as well, then it is easy to add more chocolate as needed and melt it for the fountain.
While we enjoyed the taste and texture of this chocolate after it was melted, it does melt quite easily. This means if you order it in hot weather, it might melt in one large chunk in the bag, then re-harden, so that can make it hard to break off chunks when you need them. This does show how easy it is to melt, but it also means it melts even if it is left out in a warm home. Make sure you order it in cooler weather, pick up the package from outside immediately after it is delivered, and store it in room temperature.