Dark Chocolate Cabernet Fondue

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Now let’s cool things down, or heat them up depending on how your meal is going. 😉  It’s time for dessert, and I went with this decadent, rich, Dark Chocolate Cabernet Fondue to finish off our Pisces meal…..

Dark Chocolate Cabernet Fondue by cookingwithcurls.com

The Cabernet is not mandatory and does not have a strong taste…let’s just get that out of the way right now. It does however add a little something extra to this dark chocolate sea of yumminess! The symbol for Pisces is two fish, so a dessert swimming in Dark Chocolate Cabernet Fondue seemed perfect.

Dark Chocolate Cabernet Fondue Pineapple Heart cookingwithcurls.com

I made pineapple hearts with a small cookie cutter.

Dark Chocolate Cabernet Fondue pineapple cookingwithcurls.com

I used the same cookie cutter on the store bought Sara Lee pound cake.

Dark Chocolate Cabernet Fondue Cake cookingwithcurls.com

For the strawberries, I reverted back to the days of making Cassi’s lunch for school and sliced them in half {mom moment}. You could leave them whole, but this way gives a much better strawberry to chocolate ratio. 🙂

Dark Chocolate Cabernet Fondue Strawberry cookingwithcurls.com

My favorite is the pineapple, my second favorite is the Clementine wedges.

Dark Chocolate Cabernet Fondue Orange cookingwithcurls.com

At this point I was looking around for anything that I could dip in chocolate!! Oh look… a bag of marshmallows that never got used for s’mores.

Dark Chocolate Cabernet Fondue Marshmallow cookingwithcurls.com

Pick your favorite fruits and have fun!! This fondue could not be easier to make, I mean seriously easy!

How to make Dark Chocolate Cabernet Fondue

Put the ingredients into a large microwave safe bowl.

Dark Chocolate Cabernet Fondue bowl cookingwithcurls.com

Heat on HIGH for one minute, then stir.

Dark Chocolate Cabernet Fondue melt cookingwithcurls.com

Heat again for 30 seconds, stir and continue in 15 second intervals until the chocolate has melted and is smooth.

Dark Chocolate Cabernet Fondue stir cookingwithcurls.com

I think it took a grand total of 2 minutes! Then pour into a fondue pot over a low flame and voila!

Dark Chocolate Cabernet Fondue pot cookingwithcurls.com

Use fondue forks, wood skewers, or anything you can get your hands on. Place all of your dipping treats on a plate and you are ready to enjoy.

Dark Chocolate Cabernet Fondue dippers cookingwithcurls.com

There are reports that dark chocolate and red wine are good for you, so I figured that they must be even better for you when paired together! Dark Chocolate contains high levels of antioxidants that can help reduce blood pressure, which is good for your heart and also your brain.

Pineapple contains Bromelain, which is a natural anti-inflammatory agent and digestive enzyme. The pineapple and the clementine oranges are both high in Vitamin C. I will not even pretend that the cake or marshmallows hold any nutritional value, they were just for fun!!

Recipes in this Pisces meal:  


Dark Chocolate Cabernet Fondue covered fruits and marshmallows siting on a red heart shaped plate.

Dark Chocolate Cabernet Fondue

It's time for dessert and this decadent, Dark Chocolate Cabernet Fondue is perfect for dipping fruits, marshmallows, and cake into after a romantic meal.
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dark chocolate, cabernet wine, melted chocolate dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 353kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson



  • 11.5 ounce bag dark chocolate chips Guittard or Ghirardelli
  • ¾ cups coconut milk can (shake well before opening)
  • 2 Tablespoons Cabernet Savignon
  • assorted fruits, cake pieces or marshmallows for dipping


  • Place chocolate chips, coconut milk, and Cabernet in a large microwave safe bowl.
  • Heat on HIGH for 1 minute, stir and heat for an additional 30 seconds.
  • Stir and continue heating in 15 second increments until all chocolate is melted and smooth.


  • Substitute heavy cream for the coconut milk if you do not need dairy-free.
  • Substitute 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract for Cabernet.


Calories: 353kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 62mg | Potassium: 412mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 2mg

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    1. LOL, step away from the cheese!! You really should give this fondue a chance to wow you Claire. You might even forget about that cheese fondue…okay maybe you will at least let them play together. 😉

  1. What a splendid idea adding red wine to chocolate, Lisa! I’ll bet it just deepens the chocolate flavor, which is always a good thing in my book. Pinning!

  2. I.LOVE.THIS! I’m sharing this creation of yours today on FB. I love how fast and fun… and simple this is. You’re awesome! Pinning on the SSS party board and on other boards! 🙂
    I’m going to plan on doing this with my little Easton… it’s just me and him tmrw night. Fun!

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