Easy Dipping Chocolate

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Need something similar to a chocolate fondue without the hassle? Try this amazing (and easy!) Dipping Chocolate Recipe. It’s a decadent recipe perfect for Valentine’s Day or whenever you’re looking for a special treat. So easy to make ahead and warm up when you’re craving something sweet. Delicious served with fruit, brownies or rice krispie treats!

strawberry covered in dipping chocolate

Dipping Chocolate | Easier Than Fondue!

If you’re looking for a fun, sweet, EASY treat for Valentine’s Day or a special occasion, look no further! This Dipping Chocolate is just as good as a chocolate fondue without all the fuss. Made in about 10 minutes with good quality chocolate, sweetened condensed milk, a little corn syrup and milk, this can easily be made ahead and stored in the fridge. Heat it up when you’re ready to serve!

While I’m a strong believer that anything dipped in chocolate tastes good, I’m partial to strawberries, bananas, brownies and rice krispie treats! So, go forth and enjoy this dipping chocolate! Me and my chocoholic husband loved this recipe and I know you will love it, too.

Main Ingredients Needed

You only need 6 ingredients to make Dipping Chocolate and maybe 20 minutes to throw it all together. Win-win! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate – any chocolate will do here, (white or dark) but I like to use semi-sweet for a classic flavor.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk – this helps sweeten even more and helps keep the chocolate from solidifying as it cools.
  • Corn Syrup – adds shine to the finished dip. Real maple syrup can also be substituted.
  • Salt – used to bring out the chocolate flavor and balance the sweet.
  • Milk – this loosens the dip up even more and let’s you control the consistency.
  • Vanilla – for flavor!
dipping chocolate in pot

Favorite Things to Dip

And to go along with this Dipping Chocolate are things to dip! Here are some great options to get you started:

  • strawberries (or other berries)
  • apples
  • pears
  • grapes
  • bananas
  • rice krispie treats
  • brownies
  • cookies
  • pretzels
  • potato chips
pouring dipping chocolate into serving bowl

How to Make Dipping Chocolate

The recommended method for making this recipe is on the stove, however, I also include microwave directions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post. Either will work just fine!

Step 1: Melt Chocolate

Break the chocolate into pieces and place into the bottom of a small saucepan. Place over low heat and consistently stir to melt. You want your burner at the lowest possible setting. Alternately, you can do this over a double boiler if you’re worried about scorching the chocolate.

Add in sweetened condensed milk, corn syrup, and salt. Stir until completely smooth and shiny.

Step 2: Determine Consistency

Slowly stream in milk to thin out the dipping chocolate to the desired consistency. As the dipping chocolate cools, it will get thicker, so depending on if you’d like to serve this warm or cold will determine how much milk you’ll want to add. I only added 1/4 cup, but you can add more or less.

Step 3: Remove from Heat and Serve

Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour into a bowl and serve with strawberries, cookies, bananas, brownies, rice krispie treats, etc..

Making Ahead and Consistency

Lucky for you, this Dipping Chocolate recipe can last for a couple of days in the fridge, making it a perfect make-ahead dessert.

Simply make as directed then store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

If you are serving this cold, you are going to want to add more milk when making the recipe. This ensures that it will still be a dip-able chocolate once it is chilled. (It will thicken as it cools.)

If you are serving this warm, you’ll want to microwave until warm and add a little milk to get it to the consistency you want. When you are ready to serve, heat in the microwave until warm, stirring every 30 seconds to ensure it heats evenly. Pour into a bowl and serve.

platter of dipping chocolate with strawberries, brownies, banana and rice krispie treats

More Sweet Treats to Try!

I hope you try out this simple dessert option this Valentine’s Day!

The printable recipe card is down below, enjoy 🙂

5 from 1 vote

Easy Dipping Chocolate

This is an easy Dipping Chocolate recipe perfect for Valentine's Day or whenever you're looking for a simple dessert to make!
servings 16 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Break chocolate into pieces and place into the bottom of a small saucepan. Place over low heat and consistently stir to melt. You want your burner at the lowest possible setting and you don't want to walk away during this melting process. Once the chocolate is almost completely melted turn off the burner and keep mixing until completely smooth. Alternately, you can do this over a double boiler if you're worried about scorching the chocolate.
  • Add in sweetened condensed milk, corn syrup and salt. Stir until completely smooth and shiny.
  • Slowly stream in milk to thin out the dipping chocolate to the desired consistency. As the dipping chocolate cools, it will get thicker, so depending on if you'd like to serve this warm or cold will determine how much milk you'll want to add. You may want to heat chocolate mixture up again on low if using cold milk.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Pour into bowl and serve with strawberries, cookies, bananas, brownies, rice krispie treats, etc..

Notes

MICROWAVE DIRECTIONS: place chocolate and sweetened condensed milk into the bottom of a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring after each interval. Once the chocolate is mostly melted, keep stirring until its completely melted. Whisk in corn syrup, salt and milk until you get the desired consistency you want. If using cold milk, you may want to microwave again for another 30 seconds to warm it up again. Finish by stirring in vanilla. Serve or store as desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 178mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 79IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert, Dip
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dipping chocolate

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  1. Cindy Brickley

    I am a subscriber! Chocolate covered strawberries are to die for. I really would love to try the Brookside chocolates, they sound so yummy. My hub and I both cook, so for Valentines Day we are going for a nice dinner at the Lakeview. It will be a treat for both of us not to have to cook. I would love if he went to Jared Jewelers, instead, but I know that won’t happen! After all, diamond’s are forever!

  2. Nancy

    I am a subscriber! Love your recipes (my family always asks for the homemade salsa and crockpot meals!) and stories about your family (can’t believe Eddie is already 2!) and I can’t wait to make this chocolate dip and fruit for my Valentine of 25 years!

  3. Diane M Wicks

    This sounds great! Thanks for sharing…I will try it soon! Once we can entertain again, this would be a fun dessert station idea.

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