Mini-Chocolate Fondue Recipe

by Suzanne Hiscock
Mini Chocolate Fondue with Bananas For most of us who want to lose weight, cutting out “forbidden” desserts or snacks is like waving a red flag at an enraged bull.

 

“What do you mean I can’t have chocolate? Screw that! I’m going to have a TON of chocolate.”

Or at least that’s how I get.

The FitWatch philosophy is to make changes you can live with for the rest of your life. Giving up chocolate is not something I want to do.

The trick, then, is chocolate in moderation — and to find a way to indulge a chocolate craving without going overboard. A piece of chocolate is nice — but boring. Chocolate fondue, on the other hand? S-W-O-O-N! The problem with chocolate fondue is it’s made with cream, takes time and made in large batches. (Are you really going to stick to one serving when you’ve got a pot full of melted chocolate sitting in front of you?)

But I have your back! I came up with a low calorie, single-serving, quick and easy mini-chocolate fondue. The fondue itself is only 60 calories! Add in fresh fruit and you can indulge your chocolate craving without having left-overs calling to you in the middle of the night.

Here’s the recipe:

FitWatch Mini-Chocolate Fondue Recipe

Prep Time:

30 seconds
Cook time: 25 seconds
Total Time: 55 seconds to chocolatey goodness
Yield: 1 Serving

Ingredients
1 small square of Lindt 70% dark chocolate (.35oz or 10g)
1 Tbsp of 1% low fat milk (15 ml)

Directions
Break the chocolate square into 4 pieces and place in a small, microwaveable bowl. Add 1 Tbsp of low-fat milk.

Microwave at 60% power for 25 seconds, until the chocolate is soft. Remove from microwave and stir until chocolate completely melts.

Serve with your favorite fruit, such as:

1 Medium Banana: 104 calories
1 Cup Strawberries (halves): 50 calories

Nutritional Information (Fondue Only)
Calories: 60 calories
Fat: 4 grams fat

Melting Chocolate Tips

  • Test the amount of time in your microwave. Every microwave is different.
  • If your microwave doesn’t have a power setting, microwave in short bursts of time.
  • If your microwave doesn’t have a turntable, turn the bowl halfway through.
  • Be careful if you overcook the chocolate; it’ll be very hot.

I’ve added the nutritional information into the FitWatch calorie counter and tracker. You can see the information here or search for it in your tracker account using the keywords FitWatch Mini-Chocolate Fondue (make sure you’re searching user entries). If you don’t have tracker account, you can sign up for free here: FitWatch Calorie Tracker

WARNING: Use this recipe for good; not evil! Use it to satisfy a craving; not to overindulge. :-)

Let me know in the comments down below if you like it!

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About the Author

Suzanne Hiscock is a PN1 Nutrition Coach, ACE-certified Health Coach, as well as an ACE-certified Fitness Nutrition Specialist. For over 16 years, she has been helping people lose weight and get fit through her website, FitWatch.com. Whether it's with one-on-one nutrition coaching, nutrition programs or courses, and tools or calculators, she can help you to eat better, move more and believe in yourself.