A fondue theme dinner party is easy to put together and something
that will provide fun for all ages. Fondue comes from the French
language meaning "to melt."
Fondue can be made in a special fondue pot but can also be created
in a crock pot, microwave or saucepan. If using the microwave or
saucepan place pan or microwave bowl on a electric hot plate. Set on
low and stir often.
Planned Kids Cooking Curriculum
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Use your Fondue pot as your centerpiece. Include sticks for your
food and have each family member or guest pick out a dipper to
bring to the party. Ideas could be bread cubes, ham chunks,
chicken cubes, fresh vegetables or one of the dessert dippers
Try using a muffin tin to serve fondue. It
is a perfect size for kids to add a little fondue in a hole and
different dippers in each hole. This works great when you have
more than one kid dipping in the fondue pot. This way they have
their own cup to dip in and no worries about double dipping!
~Tip from Mr. Ott,
Fondue Theme Dinner Party Menu
For your fondue theme dinner try making the party into a fondue and
game night. Bring your friends and family around the table and teach
them a new card game or play one of your favorite old ones. (Go Fish
is our favorite) Experiment with some of these yummy fondue recipes.
Gourmet Cheese Fondue
1 cup chicken broth
1 clove garlic minced
1 1/2 cups Swiss cheese, shredded
1 cup cheddar cheese or Monterey jack cheese, shredded
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/3 cup chicken broth
French bread cut in cubes, sausages, cubed cooked chicken, whole
In saucepan add chicken broth and garlic together. Allow to heat.
Turn heat to medium-low and add cheeses. Stir constantly until
melted. Add salt and Worcestershire sauce. In separate glass or bowl
add cornstarch with cold chicken broth. Whip together. Blend into
cheese mixture and stir until well blended. Pour into a fondue pot
or crock pot. Serve with French bread or other dippers.
Quick Cheese Dip
Melt in a microwave bowl:
8 oz. of Velveeta cheese
1-2 Tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon Tabasco sauce, optional
Serve immediately with French bread or sourdough bread cubes and cut
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6-ounce semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup half and half or evaporated milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
Sliced fruits such as strawberries, bananas, peaches, etc.
Angel food cake cut in cubes
Melt chocolate chips and half and half in a microwave safe dish.
Stirring often. Add vanilla extract and pour mixture into a fondue
pot or crock pot. Serve with dippers.
Chocolate Fondue in the Crock Pot
1 1/2 teaspoon butter
8 oz. chocolate candy bars with almonds
1 1/2 Cups mini marshmallows
3 Tablespoons milk
1/2 Cup whipped cream
Rub crock pot with butter. Put in candy bars, marshmallows and
milk. Cook for 30 minutes until melted. Add cream and keep lid on
to keep warm until serving. Dip strawberries, pound cake, bananas,
apple slices or marshmallows.
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14 oz. caramels unwrapped
2/3 Cup cream or evaporated milk
1/2 Cup mini marshmallows
Mix caramels and cream in crock pot. Cook for 1-2 hours stirring
several times. Add marshmallows 30 minutes before serving. Stir to
combine. Dip apple slices, marshmallows, pound cake or bananas in
1 teaspoon grated orange
1 lb. fresh strawberries, smashed
4 oz. plain yogurt
Mix ingredients together and warm in crock pot or saucepan on low.
Serve with small pieces of angel food cake.
Quick Butterscotch Fondue
Melt 1 Cup butterscotch chips and 1 Tablespoon milk, in microwave
for one minute intervals stirring often until smooth. Dip
strawberries, apple slices or bananas.
Chocolate Lovers Fondue by Kevin
Microwave a can of chocolate frosting until fairly runny. Use to dip
cake pieces, fruit bites, pretzels, etc. Very yummy dessert.
Cheese Fondue Recipe and Tips
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