Were you recently gifted a chocolate fondue fountain? Did you make too much melted chocolate and don’t know what to do with it? If you’re looking for things to dip in chocolate, you’ve come to the right place.
There are so many wonderful things you can dip in chocolate. From fruits like strawberries and oranges to savory items like pretzels and cookies, there’s almost nothing you can’t dip in chocolate.
Hello, everyone! I’m Michelle, and I’m a self-taught baker that’s explored various appliances and recipes. One thing I like to use every so often is my chocolate fondue fountain. It’s a fun treat for the kids! We’ve found tons of yummy goodies to dip in chocolate, and I’m here to share our top 15.
Let’s get dippin’!
- The Top 15 Things to Dip in Chocolate
- Who’s Ready to Dip Some Items into Chocolate?
The Top 15 Things to Dip in Chocolate
To be perfectly honest, almost anything will taste amazing dipped in chocolate. But if you want me to go ahead and take the guesswork out of things, keep reading. Below is my comprehensive list of the absolute best things to dip in chocolate!
One of my favorite fruits to dip in chocolate is bananas. There’s just something about this combination that’s undeniably delicious. Plus, the softness of the banana paired with the succulent chocolate creates a great belly-warming treat year-round.
You can use your hands to dip your bananas into the chocolate. However, I have found it easier to stick half of a banana with a popsicle stick to keep your hands from getting dirty.
Plus, if you make several at once, you can place them on a baking sheet with parchment paper and stash them in the fridge. This makes a tasty treat, especially during the summer months when you need to cool down with something relatively good for you.
Chocolate-covered strawberries, anyone?
Strawberries slathered in chocolate are an iconic treat, especially during holidays like Valentine’s Day. Everyone loves this pairing, as they’re refreshing and decadent at the same time.
But you don’t need to buy chocolate-covered strawberries from your local bakery. Instead, you can dip your package of strawberries directly into your melted chocolate or chocolate fountain. Plus, you can have as many as you’d like – until you run out of strawberries, of course.
3. Orange Slices
OK, there’s obviously a trend here – dipping fruit in chocolate.
There’s really not a single fruit that won’t taste good in chocolate. So, if you’re up for some experimentation, go ahead and dip the entire fruit aisle into chocolate and let me know how it is.
However, for this article, the last fruit I will mention is oranges.
Oranges and chocolate are an interesting and exciting combination. The decadence of the chocolate is balanced with the refreshing zestiness of the orange, creating a very desirable flavor profile. Try it out!
4. Candy Canes
Do you have extra candy canes lying around from the holiday season and don’t know what to do with them? While you could crush them and turn them into an exciting treat like a cake or cookies, you can dip them directly into chocolate.
The peppermint flavor of candy canes is an obvious match for rich chocolate.
Think: those beloved York peppermint patties, only better.
The best part is that candy canes are long and easy to maneuver, so you won’t have to fear your hands getting riddled with chocolate. It’s a win-win.
Let’s be honest – cookies are incredible on their own. This is true whether you choose Oreos, chocolate chip, ginger, or any other flavor.
That doesn’t mean you can’t – or shouldn’t – take them to the next level.
Dip your cookies in chocolate for a flavor explosion you won’t soon forget.
(Freeze extras to share with your buddies for later.)
If you haven’t heard already, bacon is making its way into the dessert world. I mean, seriously – head over to your local donut shop. They likely have a bacon donut that’s calling your name.
Don’t buy the bacon donut, though. Save that for another day.
Instead, dip a crispy piece of bacon from your refrigerator into the chocolate. Take a bite and indulge in the ideal combination of sweet and salty.
As Michael Scott said, “Your donuts make me go nuts!”
He must’ve been talking about donuts dipped in chocolate, right?
But one easy way to have your donuts “make you go nuts” is to dip them in chocolate. All flavors work well, whether powdered donuts, maple donuts, or a donut filled with raspberry jelly.
I know what some of you are thinking – cake is sweet enough! And you’re probably right. However, I’m someone who’s always looking to kick up the sweetness. I just can’t get enough!
If you don’t mind sinking your teeth into an absolute sugar bomb, I highly encourage you to dip your cake in chocolate. You can dip your birthday cake, favorite cheesecake, or bundt cake into the chocolate. Any cake will do!
Tip: Try using a popsicle stick to dip your cake. Otherwise, it might be complicated and messy.
Exquisitely crunchy and bursting with cinnamon sugar flavors, churros are a favorite treat in our household. We always eat them after consuming Mexican dishes, whether tacos, enchiladas, or burritos.
But enough about my favorite cuisine.
Let’s talk about dipping churros in chocolate.
Churros and chocolate are a match made in heaven. There is nothing quite like the combo of cinnamon sugar and chocolate. It just works. Paired with the iconic crispy texture, there’s no way you won’t love this dessert.
I mentioned bacon earlier because it contains salt, and salt and chocolate are the perfect blend.
That said, I have to add pretzels to the list, too.
If you’re a pretzel fanatic, go ahead and dip them into some chocolate. It won’t disappoint.
11. Potato Chips
Another salty item that should be dipped in chocolate? Potato chips!
This may seem a little out of the box, but hey, there’s nothing wrong with trying out some new flavor combinations, right?
Potato chips and chocolate equate to instant gratification. You’ll love the salt and sweet mixture. As a bonus, potato chips are designed to be scooped and dipped, making it a breeze to navigate into the chocolate.
S’mores, step aside; there’s a new sheriff in town, and its name is marshmallows dipped in chocolate.
Who said you needed the graham cracker to bring this delicious flavor concoction to life?
Stick a popsicle stick into a marshmallow and dip it in chocolate. Then, take a big bite and sit back as your flavors skyrocket into another dimension.
13. Graham Crackers
Well, OK, so some people prefer the graham cracker part of the S’mores.
Sound like you?
Then why not ditch the marshmallow and simply stick your graham cracker into the chocolate?
You’ll end up with a delightful snack emphasizing cinnamon and chocolate. Yum.
Nowadays, people make intricate popcorn flavors, rendering plain old butter popcorn a snoozefest.
Well, if you’re also sick of traditional buttery popcorn but have way too much of it in your pantry, you can try out this new flavor.
Dip your popcorn in chocolate, and you won’t regret it. The salt, butter, and chocolate combine to form an unbelievably succulent goodie you will never forget.
Store some leftovers and gobble them down the next time you go to the movie theater!
I wanted to end this top 15 list with a bang, so I decided to add cheese.
Some cheese types – such as Gruyère, aged cheddar, and gouda – are surprisingly delicious when dipped in chocolate.
Don’t knock it till you try it!
Wow, there is quite an abundance of delicious goodies that you can dip in chocolate! While I’m sure you’re super excited to try some new flavor combinations, I recommend checking out these frequently asked questions first.
What odd things can you dip in chocolate?
If this list didn’t quite satisfy you and you’re hunting for odd things to dip in chocolate, I’ve got you covered. Here are a few things you can try: crickets, grasshoppers, pickles, jalapenos, steak, and vegetables.
What is the best fruit to dip in chocolate?
I’ve already mentioned bananas, strawberries, and orange slices on this list. However, many other fruits pair beautifully with chocolate. These fruits include pears, raspberries, blueberries, oranges, pineapples, and apples.
What flavor enhances chocolate?
Many flavors have the potential to enhance chocolate. One of the favorites is coffee. So, if you’re looking for a caffeine boost and an improved overall flavor, consider dipping some coffee beans into chocolate and eating them instead of drinking your usual cup of Joe.
Who’s Ready to Dip Some Items into Chocolate?
Is anyone else’s mouth watering at this point? Who knew there were so many yummy things to dip in chocolate? Whether you keep it fruity and fun with a banana or decide to take on the sweet challenge with dipped cake or donuts, you’ll surely find a flavor combo you’ll love.
What do you dip in chocolate? Do you have any ingredients to add to this list?About Michelle