This Pure Vegan Chocolate Fruit Fondue recipe is nothing short of magical. It’s a healthier dessert option that’s super simple to make and it will delight any crowd!
If you like all things chocolate, you have to try this recipe! This super simple do-it-yourself chocolate sauce can be made with ingredients you likely already have in the pantry. It takes less than 5 minutes to make, it’s magical, and I am totally not kidding. This vegan chocolate sauce will create a “magic shell” anytime it hits a cold surface like chilled fruit or ice cream. The colder the surface, the faster it firms up. I have included notes in the recipe below on how to make your own chocolate shapes and perfect chocolate covered strawberries. Are you with me now? I hope you are heading to the kitchen to experience this pure chocolate magic when you whip up this Pure Vegan Chocolate Fruit Fondue.
Pure Vegan Chocolate Fruit Fondue Recipe
In my opinion, this Pure Vegan Chocolate Fruit Fondue is perfect for a romantic date night in. I love how versatile this recipe is! You can enjoy this fruit fondue with a loved one as part of a romantic candlelit dinner, or simply enjoy the guilt-free pleasure of eating fresh fruits and pure chocolate for a quick afternoon pick-me-up snack. If you want to get all fancy, add some vegan whipped cream to the mix! I also like adding fun and flavorful toppings like chopped nuts, crumbled freeze-dried fruit, toasted coconut, or you can get out your favorite candy sprinkles.
I personally love this chocolate sauce all over fresh pineapple, strawberries, banana slices, and mango. If you don’t have any tropical fruits at home, feel free to use peeled and chopped oranges, dried apricots, or cubes of cantaloupe. If you are doing the “low sugar” thing, you can simply sweeten this chocolate sauce with your favorite sugar alternative or a little bit of stevia, and use lower sugar fruits like kiwi, raspberries, and blackberries for dipping.
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup raw cacao powder (or use cocoa powder)
- 2 to 4 Tablespoons of liquid sweetener (maple syrup, honey, or a little stevia, etc.)
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)
- 3 Tablespoons crushed freeze-dried fruit crumbles
- 3 Tablespoons toasted coconut flakes
- Gently melt coconut oil in a saucepan on the stove over medium low heat.
- Stir in cacao powder and sweetener and remove from heat when sauce is fully melted and combined well. I recommend adding a little sweetener at a time until you have the perfect level of sweetness.
- Wash, dry, and chop fruit into large bite-sized pieces.
- Pour chocolate sauce into a ramekin or small bowl, arrange chopped fruits on a platter, and serve with fondue dipping sticks.
- If you feel your chocolate sauce is too thick, simply add a little more coconut oil to thin it out. And if at any time it firms up too much for dipping, just melt it back down again.
Home Chef Tip: To create a chocolate "magic shell" as seen on the strawberries in the photo, melt the chocolate sauce at a very low temp, and allow it to cool a little before dipping chilled fruit into it. You can then set the chocolate dipped fruit into the fridge on a tray lined with parchment paper for 10 to 15 minutes to help harden the magic shell.
Home Chef Tip: You can create fun little chocolate stars or other shapes by pouring the melted chocolate dipping sauce into silicone candy molds. Then set the molds in the fridge or freezer for 15 to 20 minutes as the chocolate will firm up when chilled. I created the chocolate stars in the photos using this technique. Since coconut oil has such a low melting point, these homemade chocolates will need to be stored chilled to prevent them from melting.
Notes on Coconut Oil: If you aren't crazy about the flavor of coconut oil, try using "expeller pressed coconut oil" which doesn't have much of a coconut taste. Or you can sub in another oil, but the really cool thing about coconut oil is that it hardens when it hits a cold surface, creating a "magic shell" on chilled fruits.
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