Hiking Chocolate Fondue

Strawberry, cake, and banana being dripped with wooden skewers into the chocolate fondue.

The perfect way to end a long day hiking, this chocolate fondue is a balance between easy, healthy, and tasty. This is a fun dessert where everyone can pick and choose their favorite dipping items. You can also choose how much chocolate dipping sauce you like from just a little to covering the whole thing!

Some popular examples of items to dip into the chocolate fondue include dried and fresh fruit, pieces of cake, and marshmallows. This list can be altered to reflect your likes and the distance and duration of the hike. For example, raspberries are unlikely to last more than a day but dried apricots can last all week.

Cream may not be the first thought you think about when hiking, but it is easy to bring a small frozen container that slowly thaws. There are also heat-treated creams that can be stored at room temperature. The chocolate chips are easy to pack, and you can swap out the dark chocolate for milk chocolate if you like.

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Chocolate fondue being made in a Trangia saucepan over a hiking gas stove.
After heating the cream, the heat is turned off and chocolate stirred in. If you leave it over the heat it can become gritty.
A white plate with bite-sized pieces of cake and banana, along with dried apricots, raspberries, and strawberries.
You are only limited by you imagination when considering all the things that you could dip into this camping or hiking chocolate fondue.
Close up of a dried apricot being dipped into the chocolate fondue.
Dried fruit, such as this apricot, make a good option to dip in the chocolate fondue.
A Tangia bowl over a camp gas stove with hot cream in it with dark chocolate chips having just been added and starting to melt.
When the cream is almost boiling remove it from the heat and add the dark chocolate chips, then stir until smooth.
Strawberry, cake, and banana being dripped with wooden skewers into the chocolate fondue.
Each person gets to pick their favorite items to dip into the chocolate fondue.

Hiking Chocolate Fondue Recipe

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Strawberry, cake, and banana being dripped with wooden skewers into the chocolate fondue.
The perfect way to end a long day hiking, this Chocolate Fondue is a balance between easy, healthy, and tasty.
Preparation 20 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Ready in 30 minutes
Servings 8 Servings
CourseDessert
InfluenceEuropean
DifficultyBeginner
MethodSimmer
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Ingredients

To be Dipped

  • 1 pound cake or similar firm cake
  • 1 banana
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries
  • 2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 2 cups dried apricots
  • 2 cups marshmallows

Chocolate Dipping Sauce

  • 2 cups thickened cream or whipping cream
  • 25 ounces dark chocolate chips

Equipment

  • light weight camp stove
  • 6 skewers

Directions

To be Dipped

  • Take your selection of items to be dipped and prepare by cutting them into bite-sized pieces. Dice the cake, peel and slice the banana, and wash the raspberries and strawberries if needed.

Chocolate Dipping Sauce

  • Pour the cream into a pan and heat until almost boiling.
  • Turn off the heat, then add the dark chocolate chips and stir until they dissolve and the chocolate sauce is smooth.

To Serve

  • Each person gets a skewer, spears one of the dipping items, then dips it in the chocolate sauce. This is eaten right off the skewer.

Nutritional Information

Sodium: 364mgCalcium: 366mgVitamin C: 31mgVitamin A: 2136IUSugar: 79gFiber: 9gPotassium: 1186mgCholesterol: 106mgCalories: 968kcalMonounsaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gSaturated Fat: 40gFat: 51gProtein: 13gCarbohydrates: 120gIron: 4mg

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