At-Home Fondue Night

If you've been around this blog for a little while, you may have already realized how much I love dessert. I always love planning a dessert around a specific idea or ingredient, and one of our favorite date nights is going out for fondue.

It's a fun excuse to dress up and get out of the house, but sometimes I feel like a date night in. So we decided to try our hand at making a date out of a fondue night at home! It's actually so easy to create the experience at your house and the best part is you can have as many extra dippers as you'd like.

Indulge in a delectable chocolate fondue night at home with this easy-to-follow recipe.

The most fun part about doing your own fondue night is you can add your favorite ingredients to your fondue mix.

For example, try peanut butter chips or dark chocolate added to your chocolate chips for a fun variation.

A delectable bowl of chocolate dip adorned with marshmallows and strawberries, perfect for any gathering.

Our favorites when we have fondue at restaurants are always the fruit; strawberries and bananas, and marshmallows.

A scrumptious bowl of chocolate dip with strawberries and graham crackers, perfect for a delectable dessert or snack.

At-home date nights are so awesome, because hey, what's better than a date night in your PJs? After a long week, a quiet night at home with delicious dessert is the perfect way to finish off the week. It's such an easy impromptu date night because any kind of chocolate you have at your house will work!

A bowl of chocolate dip with a stick in it, perfect for a delightful chocolate fondue.

There are a few different ways to make fondue at home. You can use a fondue maker put on melt or low settings to melt the chocolate or use a small saucepan to melt butter and chocolate on the stove.

For a super quick fondue, melt chocolate in a microwavable bowl! If you're adding in other ingredients, make sure not to overcook the chocolate or it will turn chalky and burnt.

A series of photos showing how to make chocolate fondue.

I love creating our favorite date nights, like fondue nights. If you have a favorite date night or meal you like to order out, try to remake that evening for a relaxed at-home night.

What are your favorite at-home date nights?

A delectable bowl of chocolate dip adorned with marshmallows and strawberries, perfect for any gathering.

At Home Fondue Night

Elevate your date night by preparing this simple at-home fondue for you and your loved one. Get creative with the chocolate and add your favorite kind to give it a personal touch.
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Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Inactive Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Author: Madison | A Joyfully Mad Kitchen


  • 1 bar 4 ounces of milk chocolate baking chocolate
  • 1 heaping teaspoon of peanut butter
  • ¼ cup of mini marshmallows


  • Prep any dippers you will want
  • Using a fondue maker, place pieces of baking chocolate into fondue maker.
  • (If you are not using a fondue maker, you can melt two tablespoons of butter in a small sauce pan on low heat and then add in chocolate)
  • After chocolate is mostly melted, turn fondue maker to warm and add a scoop of peanut butter and the marshmallows
  • Stir until peanut butter and marshmallows have melted into chocolate
  • Serve with dippers such as fresh strawberries, apple slices, whole marshmallows, rice krispie treats, and brownies


Serving: 1/3 cup | Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g

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  1. What a fun idea for an at home date night! This totally makes me want a fondue pot so I can get! #client

  2. I love this! Growing up with seven brothers and parents sure didn't hire a babysitter very often- but would do date nights when all of us were off to bed- and their favorite was fondue! Adam and I still haven't done this together yet- but I definitely want to! The rice krispies sound amazing!

  3. This looks like a reason not to get rid of the fondue maker we got as a wedding gift that we've used twice...our fondue sticks will have to go back to being for fondue and not a multi-purpose kitchen pokey things.

    1. Haha, we don't use ours too often either, but yes definitely try it before getting rid of it πŸ™‚ And "multi-purpose poking things" hahaha!

  4. Mmmm, this is so much fun! I like how you can add some creative things to dip when you do an at-home fondue night. Your rice krispie treat idea is brilliant!

  5. Oh my goodness gracious! This looks incredible, Madison! I love fondue, but I've never made it at home. I'm definitely going to on our next date night in. πŸ™‚