Chocolate Orange Fondue for Two

I’ve been sharing healthier dessert alternatives this month. Since Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, we have to have a decadent chocolate recipe up our sleeve.  The good news is: dark chocolate has been proven to contain antioxidants and may help decrease blood pressure.  Some scientists actually suggest eating a small piece of dark chocolate each day – emphasis on small.

Professionally, I always use Callebout Dark Chocolate, but for the home baker, most grocery stores carry Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Chocolate Chips and these taste very similar to professional Belgian Chocolate.  It’s the high content of cacao that makes them dark and not sweet.  Don’t let that scare you – dark chocolate isn’t the same as unsweetened chocolate.

Now for the “to die for recipe” which makes enough for two people to share on Valentine’s day.  I suggest you serve the chocolate with fresh fruit and biscotti, which is lower in fat than most cookies.  You can make this in less than 5 minutes!

In a bowl, place:
1/3  cup Ghirardelli Chocolate Chips

Bring to a boil in a small pan:
1/4 cup Heavy Cream
1/4 tsp. Orange Zest
dash of salt
1/4 tsp. Instant Coffee (intensifies the chocolate flavor)

Stir in to the cream:
2 tsp. Grand Marinier (optional)

Pour boiling cream over the chocolate.  Stir until smooth.  Serve!


About bakingway

Baker/Pastry Chef for over 25 years.

Posted on February 13, 2011, in Chocolate, Healthier Snacks/Desserts, Recipes, Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. YUM!!
    If I don’t have someone to share it with, can I eat it all by myself? LOL
    Can it be warmed up at a later time without separating??

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