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2.11.2016

Yin & Yang Fondue
The Melting Pot Copy Cat Recipe


Yin and Yang Chocolate Fondue -- The Melting Pot copycat recipe at my3monsters.com
Hi guys!  Fondue has been a Valentine's Day tradition in our little family since my husband and I were first married.  He served a mission for our church in Switzerland and France back in the day, and fondue has been a love of his {and now mine} ever since!  On a couple of very special occasions* we have gone to The Melting Pot and it NEVER disappoints.  Their Yin and Yang chocolate fondue is the stuff my dreams are made of -- the perfect swirl of dark and white chocolates, and it looks pretty dang cool to boot!  The Melting Pot can get kinda' pricey so we have never taken the whole family.  This year I wanted to make Yin and Yang fondue for the kiddos to celebrate Valentine's Day with them.  This copy cat version is not as tough to make as you might think, and every bit as delicious. 

{*On a side note, did you know you can order from a limited menu in the bar area at The Melting Pot?!  For $20 -- $5 per person per course -- my husband and I can go and have cheese and chocolate fondue any time we want.  Love that!!}  

Yin and Yang Chocolate Fondue -- The Melting Pot copycat recipe at my3monsters.com
For this version I used milk chocolate and white chocolate because that's what my kids prefer, but it was just as yummy.  The secret to getting the Yin and Yang swirl is to pour both types of melted chocolate into the serving pot at the same time, turning the pot one quarter turn at the end as you pour.  That takes a lot of hands!  I had each of my boys pour a bowl of melted chocolate while I was simultaneously scraping their bowls and turning the serving pot. It wasn't perfect, but I was able to use a couple of spoons and push the melted chocolate into the desired shape after pouring.  I saved a dollop of melted chocolate from each bowl to plop onto the opposing side to complete the Yin and Yang effect.  

Yin and Yang Chocolate Fondue -- The Melting Pot copycat recipe at my3monsters.com
I don't have a fancy fondue set, so we just used bamboo skewers as our dipping sticks.  Serve any sweet, delicious thing you like to dip into the fondue.  I went simple with cubed pound cake, fresh strawberries {my personal favorite} and marshmallows.  At The Melting Pot you get cheesecake, bananas, pineapple chunks, brownies, and rice krispie treats as well.   I love how the two chocolates swirl and blend on the dippers as you eat it.  Be warned, because fondue is so rich, this recipe makes enough to feed a small army.  You could cut it in half if you are not serving a crowd.  My family of five at it twice . . . with leftovers.

Yin and Yang Chocolate Fondue -- The Melting Pot copycat recipe at my3monsters.com

Yin & Yang Chocolate Fondue Recipe


1 12 oz. bag white chocolate chips
1 12 oz. bag milk or semi-sweet chocolate chips
16 oz. heavy cream, divided

Marshmallows, pound cake cubes, fresh fruit, etc. for dipping

Pour 8 ounces of heavy cream into each of two separate microwave safe bowls. Heat in the microwave until tiny bubbles show and cream begins to lightly and slowly boil.  Add each bag of chocolate chips into one of the bowls and whisk until chocolate is melted and smooth.

Pour both types of melted chocolate simultaneously into your serving pot side by side.  In order to get the Yin and Yang shape, turn the serving pot one quarter turn as you get close to the end of pouring.  Use the back of a spoon to push the poured chocolate into place and smooth out the curved shape on each side if necessary. Reserve one small dollop of each type of chocolate to drop onto the opposing color to complete the Yin and Yang effect. 

Serve immediately with pound cake cubes, marshmallows, fresh fruit or other desired dippers.

Yin and Yang Chocolate Fondue -- The Melting Pot copycat recipe at my3monsters.com
This was a huge hit with my family when I made it a week or so ago for family night treat to test the recipe.  One of my coworkers saw the photo I posted on Instagram and told me the next day she had dreamed I brought it to work in a big bowl made out of brownies.  Can you imagine the yumminess?!  Brownie bowls for chocolate fondue?  Challenge accepted, Ruthann.  If I can get that to work, we'll have a fondue party in the Health Office, I promise.

Happy Valentines Day, friends!

Amy


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