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The best chocolate fondue dippers

Looking to make fondue night special? Here are the best chocolate fondue dippers!

Fondue is a super fun way to celebrate a holiday.

While fondue can have romantic vibes, it is also a HUGE hit with kids.

I mean, hello, melted chocolate, what’s not to love!

We are making chocolate fondue a Valentine’s Day tradition with our kids and I am so excited about it.

Here is the chocolate fondue recipe that we use!

Let’s talk about what to dip in chocolate fondue!

strawberry being dipped into chocolate fondue

What makes a good dipper?

There are a few characteristics that a good fondue dipper has!

It’s easy to stab

It needs to be easy to stab and keep your food item on a fondue fork

It tastes good with chocolate

Ok, most things taste better when dipped in melted chocolate. But, some do not. This is a matter of personal taste but keep it in mind.

It’s bite sized

Fondue dippers really need to be one biters. The exception to this might be pretzel sticks. Even then, larger pieces –> double dipping. This may be OK with your group or not. Set the ground rules before you set down the fondue pot 😀

It can hold up when dipped

You don’t want anything so soft that when you dip in chocolate, it breaks apart. It needs a certain level of stability!

Be sure to check out my cheese fondue dippers ideas!

Sprinkled on top

For an extra special touch, serve a topping to go on your items after dipping them in chocolate! Consider:

  • Sprinkles
  • Chocolate chips (double chocolate!)
  • Crumbled oreo
  • Chopped nuts
  • Coconut flakes
  • Cereals
the ultimate guide to chocolate fondue dippers

What are good dippers for chocolate fondue?


I love pretzel sticks dipped in chocolate. Get the sticks and not the rods – the rods are too crunchy for my taste.

bowls of pretzels and marshmallows


Fresh fruit is great dipped in chocolate. Some of my favorite fruit for chocolate fondue includes:

  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Pineapple
  • Sliced bananas
  • Kiwi
  • Mango
  • Blackberries

Dried fruit

Dried fruit is another great chocolate fondue idea, mostly for adults. Consider dried papaya or plums for a slightly-healthy snack.


Marshmallows are another classic chocolate fondue dipping item. Get smaller marshmallows for kids and larger ones for adults!

chocolate fondue with bowls of dippers

Rice krispy treats

Rice crispy treats are a great chocolate fondue dipping idea because they are very solid and hold together, but their sweetness and chewy crunch is unmatched.

Graham crackers

Graham crackers go great with melted chocolate. Top with mini marshmallows for instant smores vibes.

marshmallow being dipped into chocolate fondue


A chocolate chip cookie dipped in chocolate? Or, an oreo? Yes, please! Cookies are one of my kids favorite dipping items!

Pound cake or angel food cake

Cubed, either of these items works great dipped in chocolate. Make sure it’s fresh so it’s not too crumbly.

chocolate fondue with heart design


Fondue for breakfast? Why not! Try dipping donuts or donut holes!

Savory items

If you want something a little more unusual, there are some good things to dip in chocolate fondue that are more on the savory side. Consider:

  • Potato chips (plain flavor)
  • Bacon
  • Waffles

What are your favorite things to dip in chocolate fondue?!

Thanks for reading!

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