There is little prep, I started with the chocolate and then began washing and cutting the strawberries, raspberries, pears and bananas then peeled the clementines, cut the store bought waffles and cookies and started assembling. From start to finish I would say it took about 20 min because of the chocolate. I prefer to put wet foods (mainly fruits) or anything that might easily stain in small dishes to add a bit of dimension to the board and for an easier cleanup!
Fondue Shopping list:
Be creative! For this exact board we used...
Bananas, Strawberries, raspberries, apples, celementines, waffles, meringues, chocolate chip cookies, marshmallows, pretzels, chocolate caramel's and gummy bears.
Chocolate Fondue Recipe:
A simple trick my mom always taught me was to use chocolate chips, they are much easier to melt. I bought both 10 ounces of milk chocolate chips and 10 ounces dark chocolate chips.
1 tablespoon vanilla extract, 2 cups heavy cream, 20 ounces both chocolates
Create a double boiler and warm the cream until hot to the touch and immediately add the chocolates and whisk. They will melt quickly. Whisk in the vanilla and carefully pour into your fondue pot. Enjoy!
Extra Credit: toppings such as melted white chocolate, shredded coconut or cinnamon to make it extra fancy.