Hi. My name Linda and I am a kitchen gadget addict.  I don’t know what it is but I just can’t control myself when it comes down to the gadgets.  Put me in my kitchen with a gadget and I am in heaven.  

After years of coveting one particular gadget, I finally got my hands on a Vitamix Professional 500 Blender (on loan) and immediately began experimenting.  My first success – Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondue.  Yes, believe it.  I made fondue in a blender – but not your average blender.  We are talking a Vitamix blender.   

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I will give you a minute to catch your breath.

The other night, unbeknownst to my little crew, I decided to turn dessert time up a notch a surprise my boys with a mini fondue party.  To begin, I placed my ingredients in the Vitamix and blended until smooth.  I was so impressed by the Vitamix; I did not have to chop the chocolate chips or melt them in advance.  

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Like magic, through the heat of the Vitamix blender, my chocolate and peanut butter melted and my ingredients blended within minutes.  No stove-top cooking, no double boiler.  The final result was a creamy, smooth, tasty fondue.  So easy, it’s practically sinful.

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To complete my Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondue Recipe, I served our special treat with a variety of dippers including graham crackers, marshmallows, vanilla pound cake, sliced strawberries and sliced bananas.   

chocolate peanut butter fondue

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondue Recipe is not only a great fondue recipe, but it also doubles as a chocolate sauce and is perfect on cakes, ice cream and even brownies. 

Ready for the recipe?

Chocolate Peanut Butter Fondue Recipe

Prep Time15 mins
Author: Linda Arceo

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon instant espresso or coffee powder
  • 3 tablespoons confectioners sugar
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 6 ounces peanut butter chips
  • 1 tablespoons vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Place water, cream, coffee, sugar, chocolate and peanut butter chips and vanilla extract into the Vitamix container and secure lid. Select speed 1 and turn machine on. Increase speed to the 10 level and then to high. Blend for approximately 5 minutes or until melted and smooth and chocolate is melted and heated by the Vitamix. Serve chocolate peanut butter fondue into a bowl and surround on platter with desired dippers. Serve while warm and enjoy.
The boys loved “playing” with their dessert and we had so much fun having fancy fondue.  I even let them lick the spatulas at the end.  

kids laughing

How fun is this picture?  I love how much fun they are having with their dessert. It’s one of my favorite food + kid pictures. I haven’t seen a face full of food, like this, since they were babies.  

Makes my heart melt just a bit.  

Want to get your hands on a Vitamix too?  The Vitamix Professional 500 Blender retails for $599.95 and can be purchased at Williams-Sonoma.  I borrowed this Vitamix from my friends at Williams-Sonoma Philadelphia because –  well, you know – we’re cool like that.  

So tell me, do you fondue?

 

I am fortunate enough to have a wonderful, working relationship with Williams-Sonoma Philadelphia.  I was not compensated for this post and this post does not include affiliate links.

15 Comments

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  2. Owning a Vitamix is definitely life-changing! I’ve had mine for three months and can’t live without it.

    I went with a Vitamix 7500, which is a bit cheaper, but doesn’t have all the preprogrammed controls. If you’re really looking to save more, they do have refurbished Vitamix packages, which come with a 5 year warranty instead of the standard 7.

  3. I am sure your kiddos thought that was AWESOME! It looks delicious! I am a sucker big time for PB and chocolate:)

  4. Um yeah! When are you having me over??? ๐Ÿ™‚ I use the Vitamix all the time. I especially LOVE making hummus (at the request of my husband) in the Vitamix because it comes out SO smoothe. I would LOVE to upgrade though. I have had mine for several years now. Nice recipe!

  5. Looks like a tasty time was had by all! I grew up doing fondue – my dad would do the cheese and the oil…but never the chocolate! How about that! When my kids were old enough I whipped up something we call “The Chocolate Puddle” and we have a blast on special occasions with that one. I watched the Vitamix be demonstrated earlier this year and was amazed at the heat it generated and gave soups – a cool gadget to have for sure!!

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