I stumbled onto an absolutely sinful recipe on about.com for dark chocolate fondue. It’s not healthy or good for you by any means, except in the sense that it uses animal-free ingredients. Chocolate on its own has a lot of calories. When you add earth balance, corn syrup, and liquor into the mix, you end up with a dessert that is really delicious fattening.
However, there are certain times in a woman’s life when she just needs chocolate. These can include: after a breakup, Valentine’s Day, certain times of the month, or whenever Breakfast at Tiffany’s or Steel Magnolias is on.
This fondue is perfect for those special times. I usually serve mine with quartered strawberries, apples, and orange slices. The last time that I made it, I also included some graham crackers for dipping.
I’m all about multi-purposing recipes. In addition to being great for those days when all a girl wants to do is wear sweatpants, this recipe is also great for a romantic date. The original recipe calls for Kahlua, but I had amaretto on hand anyway and decided to try it instead. I’ve been meaning to see how this would turn out with a ribbon of peanut butter instead of the liquor. If anyone out there is brave enough to try it, I would certainly like to hear about the results.


Vegan Chocolate Fondue

  • 1/4 cup vegan margarine
  • 8 ounces vegan chocolate chips or dark chocolate
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tbsp soy milk
  • 1/4 cup Kahlua or other flavored liqueur (optional)

Melt margarine, chocolate, and soy milk together in a sauce pan.
Once melted remove from heat and stir in the rest of the ingredients.
Serve warm with oranges, strawberries, apples, pretzels, graham crackers, papaya, etc.. You name it, you can dip it.