If you love chocolate, then you’ll love dipping into this easy to make Chocolate Fondue Recipe! This chocolate marshmallow fondue is rich, creamy and delicious. It’s the only fondue recipe you’ll ever need.
Easy Chocolate Fondue Recipe with Marshmallow Creme
This recipe is shockingly quick. It’s ready as quickly as you can melt the ingredients.
Kids love the idea of fondue. If you’re trying to get them to eat more veggies, you should try my cheese fondue recipe (sub out the beer with apple juice) and they’ll be eating cauliflower and broccoli in no time.
How to Make Chocolate Fondue
Ingredients for Fondue
- Unsweetened chocolate
- Marshmallow creme
- Butterscotch chips
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Vanilla extract
What I love most about this fondue recipe is that it’s all done in the microwave, although you could use the stovetop. Melt your butterscotch chips and unsweetened chocolate, add in the rest of the ingredients and stir until smooth. Transfer to your fondue pot or bowl and you’re ready to dip! A fondue pot isn’t necessary but it helps keep the fondue warm, which is best for dipping. I own this fondue pot (affiliate link) and I love the double boiler feature.
- 1 package (11 oz.) butterscotch chips
- 4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped finely
- 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
- 1 small jar (7 oz.) marshmallow creme
- 1/4 cup 2% milk
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt butterscotch chips and chocolate in 30 second intervals, stirring each time until smooth.
- Stir in sweetened condensed milk, marshmallow creme, milk and vanilla.
- Microwave in additional 15 second intervals, stirring until smooth.
- Transfer to a bowl or fondue pot and serve immediately.
Chocolate Fondue Dippers
- Fruits: berries bananas, oranges, pineapple, cherries.
- Cookies, marshmallows, brownies, angel food cake, croissants, pretzels
This recipe is inspired by Taste of Home.
Yield 13 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 80Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 2mgSodium 19mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 2g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
This chocolate marshmallow fondue recipe is the perfect treat for Valentine’s Day or any time of the year!
Chocolate Fondue Dippers
There are so many ideas on what you can dip in chocolate fondue! You can keep it simple like I did with only a couple of items, or you can create a full tray full of a variety of items.
- Mandarin oranges
- Pound Cake
- Angel Food Cake
- Rice Krispie Treats
- Potato chips
Can you make chocolate fondue ahead of time?
When you’re planning a party, it’s always nice to have recipes you can make or prep ahead of time. Chocolate fondue can be made ahead of time. Make it up to 2 to 3 days early and store in the fridge in covered dish.
Can you reheat chocolate fondue?
Yes, you can reheat fondue. I’ve only used the microwave and it works well for this purpose. Place fondue in a microwave safe dish and reheat in 30 second intervals, stirring each time. Reheating in a slow cooker on low for about an hour is also an easy way.
Can you make fondue in the crockpot?
Making chocolate fondue in the slow cooker is a great way to save time. Just put all the ingredients inside a buttered crockpot and cook on low for about an hour, stirring every 15-20 minutes. Watch the edges for burning. It’s easy and once it’s finished, just turn it down to warm.
What’s the best chocolate to use for chocolate fondue?
This recipe calls for unsweetened chocolate because the sweetness is coming other ingredients. I’ve never made any other recipe, but here are a couple of options.
Fondue made with:
Enjoy this sweet treat and let me know if you make it! Tag me on Instagram @TodaysCreativeLife
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Making cheese fondue at home is easier than you think! This delicious fondue recipe made with cheddar cheese, beer, garlic, mustard powder and pepper tastes great with meats, breads, fruits and veggies. Fondue is great for special dinners on Christmas Eve or Valentine’s Day.
Cheese Fondue Recipe with Beer
All fondue recipes have some sort of liquid base to mix with all the seasonings and cheese. Some recipes call for wine, beer or broth. Apple juice is also a good substitution for recipes that call for wine. All make a flavorful fondue, no matter your choice. Beer is a great way to add flavor to a fondue intended for breads, veggies and meats.
How to Make Cheese Fondue
This beer and cheddar fondue recipe has just a few ingredients and is really quick to make. I cooked everything on the stovetop first, then transferred to my fondue pot. It was delicious!
- cheddar cheese
- mustard powder, pepper
- a little bit of flour
- 4 cups shredded cheese (16 oz.)
- 1 Tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 cup beer, nonalcoholic beer, broth or apple juice
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
- Place your shredded cheese in a medium sized bowl and combine flour. Toss so all the cheese is coated.
- In a medium sauce pan, heat beer, garlic, mustard and pepper over medium heat until it just starts to bubble.
- Reduce heat to med-low and slowly add cheese handful at a time, stirring constantly with a whisk until each handful is almost melted. Continue until all the cheese is added and the fondue looks smooth.
- Transfer to your fondue pot and keep warm.
Cheese fondue is best with cured meats, steak, chicken, veggies or fruit for dippers
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Yield 2 cups Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 1113Total Fat 77gSaturated Fat 43gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 26gCholesterol 227mgSodium 1660mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 0gSugar 3gProtein 57g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.
What to Dip in Cheese Fondue
You can dip a couple of items or a full variety. Cooked and cured meats, breads, vegetables and some fruits are all popular items for dippers.
I went with pretzel bread balls I found at Costco and pepperoni sticks cut into pieces. Had I had any apples around, I would have added those as well.
Basically anything that would go well with cheese is a good option.
- grilled steak
- grilled or baked chicken
- cured meats such as pepperoni, kielbasa or salami
- rye bread
- pretzels or pretzel bread
Can Cheese Fondue be Reheated
Yes, you can reheat fondue. Reheat in a microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring each time, or on medium heat on the stovetop, stirring until smooth.
How to Make Fondue without Wine or Beer
If you want to make a nonalcoholic cheese fondue, substitute the beer or wine with a broth or juice. Apple juice is a good substitute, as well as chicken, beef or veggie broth. The flavor may be a little different, but still delicious. Alcohol is added to fondue recipes because it lowers the boiling point of the cheese and helps prevent curdling.
How to Make Fondue without a Fondue Pot
I always use the stovetop to make my fondue and then transfer to a fondue pot. I have a fondue pot with the candle and a double boiler feature. I place a little warm water in the bottom layer and light the candle so it’s ready to keep my bowl of cheese fondue warm while we dip.
Can You Freeze Cheese Fondue
Believe it or not, you CAN freeze fondue. Use an airtight container and freeze up to 2 months. Reheat slowly in the microwave or on the stovetop.
If you make this, let me know how you like it. Tag me on Instagram! @TodaysCreativeLife
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Why is it that when we think of decorating the home, there is always the habit of considering one decorating style alone? Though most of us always have a particular decorating style in mind, others do not. For those that don’t this article is specifically designed for you. Created to provide the perfect blend between being chic, charming and modern all wrapped into one. With that being said, here are a few modern rustic decorating ideas that will show you just how charming the style of décor is.
Modern Rustic Laundry Room
Bring as many wooden items into the room, when you want to bring that rustic vibe that enables the room overall.
Even though most homes already come with a laundry room, not everyone uses it properly, and those that do sure aren’t decorating it. Keeping that in mind, take your laundry room to the next level by blending both of these decorating styles and truly taking the room to the next level. Blend in pastel colors to bring that modern touch, but keep the rest simple and true to the room. This means you want to keep laundry baskets, or even rolling carts but you want to keep them as organized as possible.
A large wood table is perfect for those that want to make a statement without overcrowding the room. Pair with stools to ensure the room feel sleek and grand.
Having the simple act of a farmhouse table in your kitchen can instantly make the room have a rustic touch. The key is working with as much wood as possible and pairing it butcher block countertops. These two materials will work the room beautifully, especially when you want to add a bold rustic touch to your kitchen area. Pair with modern tiling to truly make the room have that sleek contrast. Furthermore, the contrast will embrace the area even if it small.
The lighter your wood cart the better, it will be for the room. It’s all about embracing the room in general.
If you want an item that is traditional and sleek yet modern and fresh having a bar cart is a way to go. There’s something unfinished about them that screams rustic. Furthermore, add a few vintage pieces such as metallic lantern or two and pair with flowers. Doing so will create the perfect entertaining area that you can travel with. Wherever you place it, there will be an instant rustic touch, that will feel seamless to the room. Stick to lighter wood as the lighter the wood gives that modern hint.
If you want a more modern look, work in different size stones, for a more elegant vibe use stones in the same size range and perfectly displayed.
Everyone knows having a fireplace is key to create a rustic space. However, when you want to have a fireplace that is still quite modern yet rustic all at once, bring in a stone fireplace. Having a stone fireplace will get the job done while being modern and fun. While having a stone fireplace might not be as cozy, they do provide a second layer of modern allowing you to embrace the room’s new modern feel. Use different colored stones to make an impact where it matters most.
When working with reclaimed wood consider using different shades that make the room feel grand and cohesive.
One-touch you can blend seamlessly in the bathroom is reclaimed wood. Not only does it look pretty chic, and but it adds that rustic touch. The lighter the wood the more modern it will appear. Pair your reclaimed wood with brightening and modern touches to make the room feel sleek while creating a contrast that embraces the room, regardless of how big or small it is. If you have a smaller room, we suggest going for a smaller reclaimed wood item, so it doesn’t overpower the room in general.
Modernize the Kitchen
Use gray wood to make the modern hints feel as modern and intriguing to the eye. Gray wood is modern which is perfect for those that light a less overpowering approach.
Make a bold move by modernizing the kitchen right when and where you need it most. Take a marble and blend it with metallic accents to make the room have that modernized aspect, pair this touch with large wood accents for that contrasting touch. As previously stated, it’s all about making the room feel balanced. You want the room to feel as sleek and modern feel while still having as many items in the room as possible. Don’t think “cluttered,” think valuables that make a statement all at once.
The darker the gem hue, the better pair with light cushions to embrace the room, and make it come to life.
Not everyone has been able to notice just how much of a big impression having upholstered chairs can make. Reason why you will notice not everyone has an upholstered chair anymore. They were used everywhere until they became too much; however, that is no longer the case. Bring in upholstered chairs in gem hues to provide that modern yet rustic bit that makes sense to the room. This season brings in a velvet material to allow the room to have a modern aspect, with rich hues that feel rustic.
Rustic & Open
Keep open shelving in the kitchen when you truly want to enhance all of your most believed pieces of decor.
Though rustic kitchens are always a great idea, as most of us love it. Not everyone likes to have that heavy closed-door aesthetic, which is why having open shelving works exceptionally well. If your kitchen is already rustic and chic yet you feel as if you are missing just a hint of modern, it’s time to bring in open shelving. Doing so will enable you to embrace the room, keep it airy and continue displaying only what you need, for the best outcome.
Keep it Neutral
For a neutral touch, embrace as much texture as possible to make the statement that is truly needed.
If there is anything that screams rustic and modern, all at once is neutral décor. Whether its due to how well the shades collide together or it’s due to how calming it tends to be having nude shades will bring in that nude aspect you want. Work in textured bits to truly make a statement and embrace the room overall. Consider using layering as the perfect format when it comes to keeping your décor chic and charming. It’s the contrasting bit that makes the room come to life.
The larger your pendants in the area the better. It’s about embracing what you have and just filling the room with beauty.
When in doubt, of what light fixture to use bring in pendant lights. Pendant lights work exceptionally well due to how chic yet old worldly they feel. There’s something about them that feels unique and enlightening all at once. You can almost, consider these light fixtures timeless, seamless, and charming all at once. It’s all about the way you display them, work in two at a time, for that blended look that embraces the room overall.
As for a modern, rustic decorating style, it’s important to always consider the size of the room. Keeping that in mind, which of these are your personal favorite? Share with us below.
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Pink and Red Valentine’s Porch. Make a DIY garland, sign, banner, pillow and wreath to create a bright and colorful porch for Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day Porch Ideas
I love decorating our porch and door for different seasons and holidays. I love Valentine’s Day decor because it seems to break up the color, bleak winter with some bright and cheerful pink and red hues.
Pink and red Valentine’s Day Colors
Decorate YOUR porch or front door with some easy red and pink projects. “Hello love” banner above the door, a DIY felt heart garland, a warm and cozy yarn pom pom heart wreath, a burlap and felt heart pillow and a giant Love sign!
Five Ways to Create an Easy Valentine’s Day Porch
Here are 5 easy ways to create a bright and happy pink and red Valentine’s Day porch. Many of these projects I have made in years’ past and I bring them out each year and use them in different ways!
Hang a Valentine’s Day Wreath
Create a DIY heart-shared yarn pom pom wreath. This wreath was so fun to create! I love the texture of all of the different yarns. I used off-white yarn for my wreath, but you can use ANY color yard you want. It would be so cute in red or pink shades too!
Hang a Valentine’s Day Banner
A banner is a great way to bring the Valentine’s Day theme to the front door. This banner is canvas with pink and red lettering. I bought this banner from Target’s dollar section, but you can make your own too! Here are a few examples of banners I have made that are easy to make —
Make a $2 Felt Heart garland
This is one of my favorite Valentine’s Day projects! 2 packages of felt hearts can be found at Dollar Tree stores. If you can’t find them at your local Dollar Tree, Hobby Lobby also sells the same felt hearts. It’s so easy to create and it really makes a HUGE Valentine’s Day statement. You can hang it around your door like I did, but it’s also so cute on a mantel or shelf inside your home. $2 Scallop Heart Garland tutorial.
Sew an Easy Valentine’s Day Pillow Cover
Pillow covers are another DIY project that I love! I make pillow covers for every holiday. These are burlap and felt pillow covers I created a few years ago. I get them out every year and they always make me smile. I love the pom poms!!
Make a GIANT Sign
Giant signs are another project I love making! Inexpensive pine shelves can be cut to whatever size you want. Then use a vinyl cutting machine to create whatever word you want. Giant signs are about $10 to make and create a huge statement. Check out all of the Giant Signs I’ve made for an entire year or holidays!
Decorating Your Door for Valentine’s Day is Easy
I hope you enjoyed these DIY Valentine’s Day decorating ideas. Tag me at @tatertotsandjello and show me YOUR ideas!!
More Valentine’s Day Porches
This was one of my favorite Valentine’s Day porches. I used the same @2 felt scallop heart garland, plus I found big felt hearts that I hung in the windows and I created a giant BE MINE sign.
I love the simplicity of this porch. The Giant Subway sign is still one of my favorites. The simple boxwood wreath with a rainbow heart was so pretty against the teal door.
Have a Beautiful Day!
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Dollar Store Magnolia Farmhouse Wreath. Make a gorgeous farmhouse-style wreath for a few dollars with items from the dollar store!
18 Gorgeous Wreath Ideas
I am joining 2 some friends who are sharing the most beautiful wreaths! Scroll down to see all of the beautiful wreaths!
Modern Farmhouse-Style Decor
I love a modern spin on the farmhouse/cottage trend. I recently wallpapered my office/craft room with beautiful plaid removable wallpaper. The pattern really updates our home. The black and white pattern is simple but creates a warm, welcoming feeling.
Sleek Office Nook
In one corner of my office I created a little computer work station. This is where I respond to emails, edit photos and blog at tatertots and jello. I installed a long, narrow desk with clean floating shelves above. It’s fun decorating these shelves for different seasons.
Modern Magnolia Farmhouse Wreath
I wanted to hang something on the wall in front of my desk. I thought a fresh green and white wreath would be the perfect addition. When I was in the Dollar Tree near our new home looking for more felt hearts for our Valentine’s Day porch, I spied some faux magnolia flowers. Did you know that the Dollar Tree has faux florals? And for $1?? Such a great deal!
Magnolia Flowers and Wreath Forms for $1
The Dollar Tree also has wreath forms for $1. I picked up a couple bunches of magnolia flowers and a wire wreath form and headed home to create a sweet wreath for my new office. Each magnolia bunch has FOUR flowers on it – so .25 per flower. This is such a great price.
Leaving Part of the Metal Frames Gives this Magnolia Wreath a Modern Vibe
I decided that I wanted part of the metal wreath form to show through on the wreath. Showing the wire frame gives the wreath a more modern feel. I spray painted the wreath form gold so it has a little bit of SHINE.
Make a Farmhouse Magnolia Wreath in Minutes
This wreath is seriously so easy to make. There are basically 5 steps. You spray paint the wreath form, cut the magnolia flowers apart, add them to the wreath form, add leaves and then tie a bow on one side. That’s it!! And you don’t have to add a hook to the back because the wire frame is exposed and the wire will hang on any hook or nail.
How Big is the Dollar Tree Wire Wreath Form?
The wire wreath forms at Dollar Tree are a great size – 14 inches across. Once the flowers and leaves are attached the wreath is about 20 inches in diameter which is the perfect size to hang on a wall or on your front door. And all of the items on the wreath can be used outside so you can hang this wreath on a front door as well.
What Makes a Wreath Farmhouse-Style?
If you are familiar with JoAnna Gaines and the Fixer Upper show, you probably know that she loves magnolia trees. Since Fixer Upper came onto the scene magnolia flowers and leaves are a very trendy farmhouse theme. I think magnolia flowers and leaves are gorgeous with the glossy leaves and creamy flowers with yellow centers. So even if you aren’t a big fixer upper or farmhouse fan, a magnolia wreath is a great spring addition to ANY decor!
Buffalo Check Farmhouse Ribbon
Another trending “farmhouse” item is buffalo check. I chose check wallpaper for my office, not necessarily because it’s “farmhouse” but because I love the graphic pattern. I added a similar ribbon to the wreath that is smaller in scale and echoes the black and white checked wallpaper in my office. Also a black and white ribbon is very neutral and goes with most home decor. But you can use ANY ribbon that you want. This ribbon was some ribbon left over from my Holiday Porch, but Dollar Tree also sells ribbon for $1!
Dollar Store Magnolia Wreath Supplies
2 bunches magnolia flowers
1 bunch magnolia leaves (these leaves are not from Dollar Tree, they are from Hobby Lobby – use your 40% off coupon)
1 metal wreath form (spray painted gold – optional)
Hot glue gun
4 feet of ribbon
How to Make a Dollar Store Magnolia Farmhouse Wreath
Spray Paint the Wreath Form Gold
This is optional. I chose to leave part of the wreath form exposed to give the wreath a more modern feel. You can completely cover the wreath form with flowers and leaves if you want. And yo can also leave the frame as is and expose it as a more steel grey farmhouse look.
Cut the Magnolia Bunches Apart
Use heavy scissors or wire cutters to cut each flower apart. Each bunch has 4 flowers. I used all 8 flowers on my wreath. Leave about 4 inches of stem on each flower.
Arrange the Magnolia Flowers
Decide on the placement of the flowers. Then bend the stem of the flowers, wrap each one around the metal of the wreath form and hot glue in place.
Add Magnolia Leaves
The bunch of magnolia leaves I bought are not from Dollar Tree. I found them at Hobby Lobby. Dollar Tree does have some bunches of leaves but I didn’t see magnolia leaves at mine. You can use whatever type of leaves you want, or you can add more flowers to your wreath by adding more $1 bunches of magnolia flowers. Hot glue them around each of the flowers, covering the wire wreath form. I left about 8 inches of the wreath form exposed on one side.
Tie Ribbon Bow
I added a black and white checked ribbon that echoes the black and white plaid wallpaper in my office. You can use any ribbon you want that matches your decor. Dollar Tree also sells some beautiful ribbon.
18 Gorgeous Wreath DIY’s
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