What to Serve with a Chocolate Fountain
The items that you present to be dipped in the chocolate are just as important as the chocolate itself. Classic dipping items include strawberries, cherries and pretzels, but there are many other dippers you can serve with your chocolate fountain to provide delicious chocolate covered goodies to your guests.
Fruits such as apple, cherries and strawberries are the most common items to accompany chocolate fountains, but there are many other options to use as well. Pineapple, melon, mango, grapes and berries are not typically associated with chocolate, but these unique flavors can be a surprising hit next to the common fruits, and their vibrant colors will brighten your buffet.
Chocolate covered raisins are a classic treat. Although raisins are far too small to serve alongside skewers and a chocolate fountain at your next event, other dried fruits, like prunes, apricots and bananas, can make delicious dippers, and you will never have to worry about them going bad or drying out at the buffet.
There are a variety of cakes that can be cut into bite-sized pieces and served as dippers beside a chocolate fountain. Pound cake is dense enough to hold up on a skewer and has a sweet, neutral flavor that accentuates the chocolate. Angel food cake goes well with just about any sweet dip, whether it is chocolate or caramel. For a richer treat, consider serving pieces of cheese cake beside your fountain.
Marshmallows are easy, affordable and unexpected. They taste great with chocolate. As an added bonus, the warm chocolate will give the marshmallows a melt-in-your-mouth consistency reminiscent of toasted marshmallows.
If you will be serving marshmallows beside your chocolate fountain, why not offer customers graham crackers as well? By dipping a marshmallow in the chocolate fountain, than sandwiching it between two graham crackers, customers can create their own mouthwatering s’mores at your buffet.
These salty snacks compliment the sweet chocolate well and can be used as a dipping item in cheese fondues, too. Soft pretzels can easily be cut into bite-sized pieces and work well on a skewer.
Cut up cinnamon twists or cinnamon breadsticks into bite- sized pieces and you have a tasty dipper that works well with chocolate and caramel alike. Cinnamon twists can be found at a grocery store or bakery.
Cookie or Brownie Pieces
When served with chocolate, cookies and brownies can be sweeter than ever. Cut soft, freshly baked cookies, such as oatmeal or sugar cookies, into squares and serve them on a tray with skewers or toothpicks, or cut brownies into bite-sized pieces that can be dipped in the melted chocolate for the ultimate fudge brownie.
Fresh Baked Breads
Fresh-baked breads taste great with chocolate, but why stop there? Using your chocolate fountain to serve cheese fondue and fresh baked breads, alongside some fresh-cut veggies, will be the perfect dipper.
These are just a few ideas for dippers that you can serve with your chocolate fountain or caramel fountain. But the list could go on and on. Use your imagination to come up with some unique ideas. With a little creativity, just about anything that goes well with chocolate can be turned into a bite-sized dipper and served on a platter at your next party or event.
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