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Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Fondue for A Little Dipping Love

Gluten-free Dairy-free Chocolate Fondue

Well, I suppose I would be remiss if I did not post a chocolate recipe in honor of Valentine’s Day.

So, I am going to share what I will be serving to all of my love bugs on this day of romance. I posted a version of this recipe a long time ago but it is one of those things that my children ask for again, and again, and…again.

And thank goodness for me…it involves chocolate.

I raised these boys right, I tell ya. 😉

This in-demand Allergy-free Valentine’s Day dessert I am talking about is, of course, Gluten-free Dairy-free Chocolate Fondue (also easily made to be Nut-free as well)!

But do not thank me for this recipe posting. Thank my boys who reminded me of it as we were driving back from our family ski vacation yesterday.  I was quizzing them about what I should share with you all for an Allergy-free Valentine’s Day Dessert. This was what they came up with.

It was their choice. So, I declared them brilliant and called it a day. I hope you enjoy it as much as they will.

Oh, and here are some dipper ideas for your fondue:

Fruits: apples, pears, peaches, pineapples, citrus sections, strawberries, cherries, raspberries, blackberries, sliced bananas (can even grill or caramelize them first), dried apples, dried mangoes, or any other dried fruit.

Cakes and Other Treats (all allergy-friendly versions, of course): graham crackers, brownie pieces, marshmallows, cookies, shortbread, biscotti, crystallized ginger chunks, bacon (yup, I said it).

There is no wrong answer for what to dip. Use your imagination. Have fun. Go wild.

Well, not too wild. This is, after all, a family-friendly blog.

Allergy-friendly chocolate fondue

Allergy-Friendly Chocolate Fondue 


  • 6-8 oz of Dark Chocolate (dairy-free and gluten-free) – such as Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate 72% (see Trader Joe’s list of Vegan products) – chopped into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup Sweetened or Unsweetened Mimic Creme (For NUT FREE AND DAIRY FREE: use Full Fat Coconut Milk. If you are not Dairy Free, than you can, of course, use an equal amount of heavy cream)
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • A variety of dipping goodies ( In the picture above, I used Organic Strawberries, Organic Cherries, Bananas, Pretzel Sticks, Homemade Gluten Free Brownies, and the most amazing Homemade Marshmallows from Sweet Republic Artisan Ice Cream shop here in Scottsdale, AZ)


1. Warm the Mimic Creme (or Full-Fat Coconut Milk or Heavy Cream) in a heavy bottomed pan until small bubbles begin to form and it comes to a very light boil.  Then add the chocolate pieces and gently whisk until melted, smooth, and fully incorporated.

2. Immediately transfer to a fondue pot and keep it heated it with a low flame, or serve straight from the pot (but it will start to thicken and harden after a while this way).

3.  Assemble all of your dipping goodies of choice and provide some utensils, such as fondue forks or bamboo skewers, to help you dip (or just use your fingers – especially amongst family)! Enjoy!

What are your favorite things to dip into fondue? Give me some new ideas!!

  1. On February 13, 2012 Laura said

    What a wonderful dairy-free chocolate fondue recipe! I need to make this for my French husband tomorrow!

  2. On February 13, 2012 Cara said

    I like they way those boys think! PS, I’ve done this with full fat coconut milk (is that different than cream) and a little corn starch and that works well too 🙂

  3. On February 13, 2012 InTolerant Chef said

    Ohhh yummy! I like fresh pineapple and marshmallows in my chocolate fondue- Yumm!

  4. On February 13, 2012 Sarena said

    Perfect Valentine treat in my book! Fruits and chocolate get me every time. This looks amazing!

  5. On February 13, 2012 Shirley @ gfe said

    Oh, to be there with you all for a fondue party! What a fun and delicious time that would be! 🙂 I’d even make my pound cake for us to dip. 😉


  6. On February 13, 2012 Pat @ Elegantly GF said

    You’ve made a beautiful display for a party, and especially for Valentines!

  7. On February 13, 2012 Maggie said

    Yum! I remember the original post, how could I forget! I think my kids would be shocked if I served this, so I think I will 🙂 Thanks Kim. Hope you had a fabulous rest. xo

  8. On February 13, 2012 Jeannie Wilson said

    Oh Sweetheart, I am hungry just looking at your pictures. Bet the boys would love a gluten free graham cracker with a marshmallow dipped in chocolate on top. Sending loves and lots of hugs for Valentine’s Day.

  9. On February 14, 2012 Carol said

    Yep, those boys are briliant! And you certaiunly did rasie them right! Hope you all have a heart and chocolate filled V day 🙂

  10. On February 14, 2012 Jeanette said

    What a terrific idea for a Valentine’s Day treat – my kids would go crazy over this!

  11. On June 11, 2012 Shirley @ gfe said

    Just popping in to say that EVERYONE should make this Chocolate Fondue immediately if not sooner!! OMG, OMG, OMG. Totally DIVINE!!! So glad that we got to enjoy your recipe this weekend, courtesy of Diane. I’m now planning a fondue-themed support group meeting in the near future. Until then, Son and I will enjoy the leftovers and test out new dipping items, too. 😉


  12. On August 23, 2012 Cindy said

    YUM, i am ready for some chocolate fondue. No need for Valentines day, today will do LOL I’d love to have you come over and link up some recipes!

    You can find this week’s link up here:
    Also be sure to link up your blog on our Gluten Free Bloggers directory. You can reach the directory by clicking the “glutenfree bloggers” tab on our blog! Thanks, Cindy 🙂

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