Valentine’s Day and chocolate seem to go hand in hand. Celebrate the holiday of love with a Chocolate Extravaganza!
A chocolate fountain is ideal for this type of celebration. It provides a stunning centerpiece. Creating the chocolate to put in the fountain is fairly simple. You simmer cream over medium heat, then stir in chopped up pieces of chocolate.
You can dip whatever you like into the chocolate fountain, but it is always ideal to have a variety of items ranging from sweet to salty to savory. You can pretty much use any type of fruit, but the most popular include strawberries, cherries, pineapple, berries, apples, tangerines, oranges, pears, dried fruit, peaches, pomegranate and figs. Other ideal dipping items include marshmallows, biscotti, gummy candies, gingerbread, sugar cookies, cubed brioche, baklava, fruitcake, chopped nuts (to sprinkle on dipped items) thick cut potato chips, Rice Crispies squares, pretzels, angel food cake, graham crackers, brownies, meringue cookies and animal crackers.
You can even put a twist on this type of party and have your guests bring their favorite chocolate dessert and recipe cards to share!
Enjoy and have a decadent good time!