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Easy Dorm Room Recipes: Chocolate Fondue

Sep 6, 2013 • Kaila Braley • College Life
There are many great dorm room recipes for fondue.

There are many great dorm room recipes for fondue.

It’s a fact: everyone loves chocolate fondue. Melt some chocolate, gather your favorite dippable snacks, and you have an instant dorm or common room party. But in the dorms, heating elements are usually not allowed, so a fondue pot or chocolate fountain may be off limits.

But fear not! If you’re allowed a microwave, there are some simple microwavable dorm room recipes for chocolate fondue. The basic idea is to stick chocolate in a bowl and microwave it. Though it is a simple concept, I’ve come up with a few interesting twists on this easy idea:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondue

This one is great for dipping bananas and potato chips!

1. Partially melt two milk chocolate bars in a bowl in the microwave.
2. Before the chocolate is fully melted, add a tablespoon of peanut butter. Then put it back in the microwave.
3. After everything is melted together, you may want to add some peanuts for a nice crunchy texture.

Marble Chocolate Fondue

You can dip anything into this one, but pretzels really take the cake.

1. Break one white chocolate bar and one dark chocolate bar into bite-sized pieces.
2. Heat the pieces in a bowl in the microwave until they start to melt together.
3. Use a spoon to carefully mix the melted chocolates together. Don’t mix too thoroughly or you’ll lose the marble look.

Orange Chocolate Twist

This one is delicious with ginger snap cookies or graham crackers.

1. Melt a mixture of milk and dark chocolate in the microwave and mix thoroughly.
2. Add a splash of orange juice to the chocolate. You can also squeeze an actual orange. Adding orange zest to this will kick it up a notch, but a zester may be pretty hard to find in a dorm.

Tips for All Recipes

1. It’s best to microwave in 30-second increments and mix in between to make sure the chocolate doesn’t burn.

2. If the chocolate is too thick, adding a small splash of milk will make it creamier and smoother.

3. Dip any kind of snack you have! That’s how you discover your new favorite treats!

These are great dorm room recipes to experiment with because they’re so customizable. If you have a favorite type of candy bar, melt it with some plain chocolate for your very own favorite recipe!

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Kaila Braley

Kaila Braley

Kaila will soon be starting her junior year at Framingham State University as an English major. In the fall she will also be starting a new role as News Editor of her school paper, The Gatepost. There isn't much in the world that makes her happier than a really good book, besides maybe chocolate or a puppy.

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