If I had to make a list of my all time favorite chocolate bars, Toblerone would certainly sit towards the top of that list. I attribute my love of the triangular Swiss delights to those small white nougat pieces they hide within the chocolate. I relish the surprise of biting into an edible triangle and tasting the chewy little delights nestled amongst the smooth melty confection. So it seemed only natural that when I was thinking about which type of chocolate to use for the final act of fondue week, this bar pushed it’s way to the top of my list.
I want to iterate that I am not the creator of this fondue idea; I first saw it showcased in my all time favorite fondue book; Fondue by Rick Rodgers. As with most fondue recipes I’ve tried, there’s nothing too complicated about putting it together. You merely melt a few Toblerone bars with a little heavy cream and if you want to get fancy, you add a bit of your favorite liquor into the mix. But I’ll tell ya what, no matter how you decide to cook it up, you can be assured that the result will taste as though you’ve just been served up something reserved only for the best of the best. This stuff is good. Real good. My bet’s on the nougat pieces.
3 Toblerone Bars
1/2 Cup of Heavy Cream
1 Tbsp of your Favorite Liquor (Optional)
To whip up a warm melted bowl of the good stuff, all you need to do is melt your three toblerone bars along with the heavy cream on low heat. Add in your liquor if desired and you’re good to go. While I would have loved to add liquor to ours, this is Family Friendly Friday, so I’ll assure you that our chocolate was liquor free; at least until the kids finished their last bite and went up to get ready for bed that is. Then I might have slipped just a teeny weeny bit of amaretto into it for a last indulgent swirl. But you didn’t hear that from me.
Dippers you can use basically include anything that tastes good with chocolate which is well… just about anything. We used angel food cake, cheese cake (for the cheesecake we simply cut a piece onto our plate and drizzled a little chocolate over the top), marshmallows, strawberries, and bananas. Pound cake would also work, I’ve seen brownies get the dunk, and even orange and apple slices work well.
I dare you to leave a drop uneaten.