What to serve with a chocolate fountain! Here are the best things to dip in chocolate fondue, so you can create the most mouth-watering dessert table ever.
Dippable foods are always the most fun and delicious, which is what makes a chocolate fondue fountain such a special dessert idea.
Your next party, wedding receptions, baby shower, or birthday celebration will be so much more memorable with a chocolate dip fountain…especially compared to plain old cake.
But you may be wondering what is good to dip in chocolate?
Well, good news! I’ve put together a list of what foods to serve with chocolate fountains.
There are actually a TON of unusual and fun things that can be dipped in chocolate – it’s not just a fruit dip anymore!
Chocolate fountain ideas for dipping
It’s smart to have a good mix of salty, sweet, and crunchy food items on your chocolate fountain menu.
Your guests will want to try all kinds of combinations!
Best things to dip in chocolate fondue
2. Angel food cake or pound cake
3. Pretzel sticks or rods
4. Animal crackers
5. Graham crackers
6. Oreos (original, mint, or peanut butter)
7. Vanilla Wafers
8. Nutter Butters
9. Brownie squares or brownie bites
10. Cheesecake squares
11. Chocolate chip cookies
12. Oatmeal cookies
13. Ritz crackers
16. Gluten free cookies
17. Shortbread cookies
19. Maraschino cherries
20. Biscoff cookies
21. Milano cookies
22. Caramel apple slices
24. Rice Krispy treats
26. Mini muffins
Unusual things to dip in chocolate fondue
27. Cheddar cheese
29. Donut holes or sticks
30. Cream puffs
31. Soft pretzels
34. Gummy worms
35. Pork rinds
36. Sesame sticks
37. Caramel popcorn
38. Fortune cookies
40. Potato chips
41. Tortilla Chips
42. Churro chips
45. Beef jerky
46. Waffle cone chips
Fresh fruit for chocolate fountain
47. Fresh Strawberries
48. Pineapple chunks
49. Apple slices
50. Banana slices
51. Seedless grapes
52. Kiwi fruit
53. Dried fruits – apricots, dates, figs, raisins, cranberries
54. Fresh Melon – cantaloupe or honeydew
55. Fresh cherries
57. Orange slices
Nuts to serve with chocolate fountain
62. Almond clusters
65. Walnut halves
How much chocolate for a chocolate fountain?
You want to make sure you have plenty of chocolate for your fountain.
How many pounds of chocolate you’ll need will depend on the number of guests you plan to serve.
For 20 guests or less: 4 lbs of chocolate
20-50 guests: 8 lbs of chocolate
50-100 guests: 12 lbs of chocolate
100-150 guests: 16 lbs of chocolate
150+ guests: 20 lbs of chocolate
Be sure to have plenty of bamboo skewers for all the dippable foods too!
Chocolate fountain recipe
What type of chocolate you serve is completely your preference.
You can serve dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate in your fountain.
(A combination of semi-sweet and milk chocolate chips is delicious!)
For best results, oil will need to be added to ensure a smooth, even flow of liquid, dripping chocolate.
Estimate ½ cup of vegetable oil for every 5 lbs of chocolate.
Combine the oil and chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave for 3 minutes.
Halfway through, stir the mixture.
After 3 minutes, stir again. If not fully melted, heat in 20 second increments until chunks are smoothed.
Note: You can also melt the chocolate in a double boiler on the stovetop.
Ready to serve a chocolate fountain at your next party?
I hope these chocolate fountain ideas have given you lots of inspiration for what dippers to serve.
Your guests will have so much fun trying lots of different foods, all bathed in melted chocolate, so be sure to offer plenty of options!
- Angel food cake or pound cake
- Pretzel sticks or rods
- Animal crackers
- Graham crackers
- Oreos (original, mint, or peanut butter)
- Vanilla Wafers
- Nutter Butters
- Cheddar cheese
- Brownie squares or brownie bites
- Cheesecake squares
- Chocolate chip cookies
- Oatmeal cookies
- Ritz crackers
- Gluten free cookies
- Shortbread cookies
- Maraschino cherries
- Biscoff cookies
- Milano cookies
- Caramel apple slices
- Rice Krispy treats
- Mini muffins
- Donut holes or sticks
- Cream puffs
- Soft pretzels
- Gummy worms
- Pork rinds
- Sesame sticks
- Caramel popcorn
- Fortune cookies
- Potato chips
- Tortilla Chips
- Churro chips
- Beef jerky
- Waffle cone chips
- Fresh Strawberries
- Pineapple chunks
- Apple slices
- Banana slices
- Seedless grapes
- Kiwi fruit
- Dried fruits - apricots, dates, figs, raisins, cranberries
- Fresh Melon - cantaloupe or honeydew
- Fresh cherries
- Orange segments
- Almond clusters
- Walnut halves
- Decide which chocolate fountain dippers you'd like to serve
- Gather the ingredients and dippers
- Add chocolate to the fountain, set out the dippers, and enjoy!