Meals 4 Sharing Fridays: Toffee Fondue

There is no greater meal for sharing than fondue!  Fondue is meant to be shared.  Can you even imagine sitting and eating fondue alone?

Did you know that I love all things fondue? Did you know that I am indeed the Queen of Fondue?  I am!  How can I make such a bold statement?  Whal, here’s the story.  About 12 years ago my sweet Seestor bought me a fondue pot….or maybe my mom bought me the pot, hmmmm did Kenny buy me the pot?  Anyway somebody gave me a fondue pot, because I mentioned that I thought fondue would be fun to do for Christmas Eve dinner.  The rest is history!  One pot turned into two pots, now I own four fondue pots and if I do a big party I often have to call Big D and borrow her pots.  That’s alot O pots!

 

You see the word got out that I could put together a mean fondue dinner, and people have requested that I donate this dinner at different auctions.  It is always a top auction item!  My fondue dinner is a feast that goes on and on.  The evening begins with cheese fondue….3 different and uniquely savory cheese pots!  Then we mosey on over to the broth and oil fondue, where all sorts of delicacies are boiled and dipped.  From there we crawl to the Peace de Resistance! Fondue au Chocolate! Three pots O chocolate….it’s heavenly, it’s divine, it is quite literally DEATH BY CHOCOLATE.

 

The most popular dessert fondue that I make is Toffee Fondue.  Excuse me for a minute while I……

AAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa jump jump jump….cart wheel….(ouch) hirky jump!

get a little excited.

Until you have had Toffee Fondue you cannot completly understand the scene above.  But after you partake of this dip into heaven, then and only then will you know from whence I come……..

So today, I am sharing with you Toffee Fondue.  Hold your applause ….

 

In a double boiler, or glass bowl over a pan of water, unwrap 1-14 ounce bag of Caramels, add in 1/4 Heavy Cream, and 1/4 cup strongly brewed Coffee.

 

Stir and stir and stir….this takes some patience, but Oh Baby it’s worth it.

This step may take up to 30 minutes or longer.  You don’t have to stir the entire time, but don’t get too far away, you want to stir often, the caramels will melt faster if you do.

 

Once the caramels are completely melted, remove from heat and toss the bittersweet chocolate in.  I like to use the best chocolate I can get my hands on.  It’ only 4 ounces so spare no expense!   Stir until chocolate has melted and completely incorporated into caramel.  At this point you can pour the Toffee Fondue right into your pot, or you can let it cool, then pour it into an airtight microwavable container for up to 2 days.  When ready to use microwave on low slowly, then add to fondue pot.

 

 Sprinkle the Heath English Toffee Bits over the top and serve.

Serve with all sorts of accompaniments.  You can dip just about anything your heart desires in this fondue. My heart desires pretzels, then bananas, and lastly pound cake.  But honestly you could dip your dogs tail in this stuff and it would be magnificent!

Ok now you can applaud.

 

 

Have you ever done Fondue with friends?

 

I would love to hear all about it!  In fact if you have a favorite fondue post or just a favorite recipe you like to share today is your lucky day!

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  1. 1

    Okay can I tell you that I’ve NEVER done fondue… I remember my parents having a pot when I was LITTLE. But umm… that looks SO delicious! YES that would be the first thing to go at an auction. What a fun idea!!! This would be so fun to have friends over and do.
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    Bobbie :

    Oh my gosh. It looks divine. and fancy! I have never done fondue either!

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      Sheila :

      Bobbie,
      Well the picture of the goodies for dipping was from a fondue dinner I catered. When we do it at home, it’s not fancy, it’s more like pigs at the trough! Ha ha! It’s so yummy you’ve got to try it!
      Sheila

  3. 3

    What a great party! I have never owned a fondue pot but have fond memories of cold winter nights eating fondue with my family growing up. Maybe it is time to bring back the tradition! I always enjoy your posts.
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    Cassie :

    Fondue queen? I knew we were meant to be friends! Happy weekend, Shelia! xoxo
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    Lisa :

    Ooohhh, sounds delicious! Maybe I need to invest in a fondue pot!
    Thanks for the opportunity to link up again! I linked up My Mom’s Crockpot Meatloaf. Not nearly as elegant as fondue, but let me tell you, it’s the best, moistest (not a word, I know!) meatloaf you’ve never tasted! It makes a bunch, so it’s perfect for sharing…around a dinner table groaning with comfort food, or on the buffet table at a potluck. Enjoy!
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    I bought an electric fondue pot a few years ago and have used it mostly for a savory chicken broth fondue (Big Daddy can’t have the sweet ones), and to make Candy Apples.

    I can’t wait for my sister’s next visit, though… I’m making all of the above recipes! YUM.
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