Indulge in the luxurious simplicity of Caramel Fondue, a dessert that effortlessly bridges the gap between casual gatherings and elegant soirées. With just three ingredients, this recipe unveils a world of decadent possibilities, inviting you to dip, swirl, and savor a variety of dippers, from the crispness of fresh fruit to the rich, comforting bite of cake and brownies.

This caramel fondue recipe proves the power of simplicity in creating profound culinary experiences. The smooth, velvety caramel, enriched with the creamy texture of marshmallows and the lushness of heavy whipping cream, serves as a versatile canvas for an array of dippers. It’s a perfect centerpiece for any occasion, promising to turn a simple moment into a memorable celebration.

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The Chemistry of Caramel Fondue

The chemistry at play in this caramel fondue is a delicate dance between the ingredients. The heavy whipping cream serves as a medium, providing a rich. creaming base that allows the caramel candies to melt smoothly without seizing. The addition of mini marshmallows introduces gelatin and additional sugar, which contributes to the fondue’s silky texture and ensures it remains dip-friendly even as it cools. Gentle heat is crucial, allowing the ingredients to meld together without burning, ensuring the fondue’s consistency is perfect for dipping.

Can I make caramel fondue in advance?

Yes, caramel fondue can be prepared in advance and gently reheated over low heat or in a fondue pot, stirring frequently until it reaches the desired consistency.

What are the best dippers for caramel fondue?

The beauty of caramel fondue lies in its versatility. Fresh fruits like apple slices and strawberries, baked goods such as chunks of cake or brownies, and salty snacks like pretzels and nuts all make excellent choices.

creamy caramel fondue in a personal mug with dippers

How can I prevent the fondue from hardening?

Keeping the fondue warm is key to maintaining its smooth texture. If using a traditional fondue set, use a low flame. For electric fondue pots, keep it on a low setting. If it begins to thicken, a splash of heavy cream can help restore its smoothness.

Can caramel fondue be stored and reused?

Absolutely! Store any leftover fondue in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Reheat gently, adding a little cream if necessary to achieve the desired consistency.

creamy caramel fondue in a personal mug with dippers

What is in Caramel Fondue?

Caramel Candy

The foundation of the fondue, providing a rich, buttery flavor and smooth texture.

Heavy Whipping Cream

Adds creaminess and ensures the caramel melts into a smooth, dipping sauce.

Mini Marshmallows

Contribute to the fondue’s silky texture and add a hint of vanilla sweetness.

Storage Tips

Caramel fondue can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a week. Reheat gently on the stove or in the microwave, stirring frequently to ensure even heating and smooth consistency.

Making Ahead

Prepare the fondue shortly before your event to ensure its served warm and at its best. If you must make it ahead, reheat gently, adjusting the consistency with a bit more cream if necessary.

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Why make caramel fondue?

It is not just a dessert; it’s an experience, inviting you to explore the endless possibilities of sweet and salty pairings. Whether hosting a party, enjoying a family night, or celebrating a special occasion, this fondue promises to bring people together over the shared joy of dipping and delighting in each delectable bite.

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Caramel Fondue

Author: Madison Reid
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Delicious warm caramel fondue. Perfect for any occasion to dip all your favorite dippers in. Cake, brownies, cookies, fruit, pretzels, nuts, anything your heart desires!

Ingredients 

  • 14 ounces caramel candy (1 bag of Kraft Caramels)
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows

Instructions

  • In a medium sauce pan over medium heat, pour the cream in and allow it to warm up.
  • Pour in the marshmallows and stir until they are melted and mixed in.
  • Pour in the caramel and stir until it is all melted and smooth.
  • Remove from the heat and place in a serving bowl. Enjoy with all your favorite fondue dippers.
  • If the caramel starts to cool off and harden, put back over heat until smooth and soft again.

Nutrition

Calories: 267kcal Carbohydrates: 41g Protein: 3g Fat: 11g Saturated Fat: 6g Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g Monounsaturated Fat: 3g Cholesterol: 26mg Sodium: 129mg Potassium: 125mg Fiber: 0.004g Sugar: 35g Vitamin A: 312IU Vitamin C: 0.3mg Calcium: 82mg Iron: 0.1mg

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creamy caramel fondue in a personal mug with dippers