Do you need a quick and easy last-minute dessert recipe? This s'mores chocolate fondue is ready in just minutes. Gooey rich melted chocolate deserves special treatment and when topped with crushed gluten free graham crackers and marshmallows...it is over the top amazing!
This quick and easy s'mores chocolate fondue is a popular treat for dessert. Several months ago we dined at a fun fondue restaurant in Sunnyvale, California called Rok Bistro, in addition to cooking on lava rocks, this restaurant has a very extensive and unique fondue menu.
One fondue stood out on their menu, but it wasn't available gluten free. Can you guess which one? If you have been reading my blog for a bit, you know I take these challenges personally and make every effort to develop a gluten free version of things I love.
Why this fun fondue is so great:
S'mores fondue....doesn't that just sound incredible?? I am so glad I created a fun copycat recipe for everyone to enjoy! This fondue heats in just minutes and you can dip so many fun kinds of fruit and cookies into it! I decided I had to create my own version of this easy chocolate fondue with lots of gluten free graham crackers and marshmallows!
Grab some fruit, cookies, cake, and any other dip-worthy treats! If you love chocolate as much as we do, you must check out these amazing gluten free chocolate recipes too!
- Chocolate - I really love to use Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers in this recipe.
- Heavy cream - Use any brand but do not use half and half or it won't turn out the same.
Recipe step by step directions:
Step 1: Add all of your ingredients to a small pot. Cook on low heat to slowly melt the ingredients together.
Step 2: Simmer over low heat until all ingredients are melted. Stir frequently to avoid the chocolate on the bottom from getting burned. (Sorry for the blurry picture, but I wanted to show you how it looks as the chocolate melts!)
Step 3: Pour into a fondue pot. My favorite is this fondue pot by Nostalgia because it not only has excellent reviews but also has a wide range of heat settings. It is all stainless steel and is a lot cheaper than a lot of sets.
*Another reason I love this brand is because clean up is easy, which is a major requirement for me because I hate to scrub things.
If you love chocolate as much as I do, you will also want to try this creamy Chocolate Custard recipe!
Things to dip in to chocolate fondue:
OMG, there are so many incredible options for dipping! Obviously fresh fruit like grapes, strawberries, orange slice, pineapple, and raspberries. Here are some more favorites:
- Gluten Free Lemon Pound Cake
- These Gluten Free Chocolate Orange Donuts are crazy good dipped in chocolate!
- Gluten Free Chocolate Cookie Dough Balls
Tips and Recipe FAQ:
Most marshmallow brands are gluten free, including Kraft Jet-Puffed that you see in most stores, but I highly recommend the brand Dandies Marshmallows, because they use real sugar and not corn syrup!
There are a couple of gluten free graham cracker brands out there that are great. My favorites are Pamela's Honey Grahams and Schar Honeygrams.
This chocolate fondue should keep up to 3 days in the refrigerator.
More Delicious Chocolate Desserts to Try:
- Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fudge
- Gluten Free Chocolate Cake Pops
- Easy Gluten Free Chocolate Crinkle Cookies
Quick and Easy S'mores Chocolate Fondue
- 1 Melting chocolate * see note
- 1 cup heavy cream * see note
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 box gluten free graham crackers
- ½ cup marshmallows * see note
- Fruits cookies, or any other things to dip into the s'mores
- In a medium saucepan, add chocolate, cream, butter and vanilla.
- Cook over low heat until all chocolate has melted.
- Stir often.
- Pour chocolate mixture into fondue pot.
- Turn up heat on fondue pot to medium.
- Add 5-8 large marshmallows.
- Allow marshmallows to melt.
- Add gluten free graham crackers on top.
- (Optional: Using a quick flame device, or chef's torch, quickly fire the top of the marshmallows to allow to get "cooked.")
- Use high-quality chocolate. I like to use Ghirardelli chocolate best.
- Make sure to stir your chocolate frequently while it melts to avoid the bottom from burning.
- I use heavy cream. Do not use half and half.
- I like to use Dandies Marshmallows because they don't have corn syrup.
- Several companies make gluten free graham crackers including Schar and Pamela's.
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(*This post was updated with more details on making this recipe.)