I have ALWAYS loved The Melting Pot. It’s like an outing rather than just going to dinner. Jacob and I used to go every year for our anniversary the first 3 years we were dating.
This week I ordered a fondue pot off of Amazon
I got this one for $70:
But you could also order through Bed Bath and Beyond for $70 and use a coupon (because who doesn’t have one of those laying around)
If you wanted a cheaper option, there is also this one on Amazon for $30:
For the cheese we grabbed this kit from Aldi– REALLY yummy but it almost has a wine taste to it. We added some salsa which made it really good. You could also add a beer, or some diced jalapeños!
If you don’t have an Aldi near you, here’s a recipe from Food & Wine magazine for Cheese Fondue.
For our cheese plate, I ordered a veggie tray from Grocery Pickup and then just sliced everything into a dipping size!
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Sea Salt Pita chips like these from Aldi
- Dot’s Pretzels (SO good)
- a loaf of sourdough bread
- sugar snap peas
- boiled potatoes
- soft pretzel bites would have been delicious but they were out of stock at our store!
Here’s a Chocolate Fondue Recipe by Chelsea’s Messy Apron. It’s a nice base that you could add anything to!
For our chocolate, I used a lot of leftover ingredients from my Hot Cocoa Board from last week (click here for reference) but added some new things as well.
- Brownie Bites
- Jumbo Marshmallows
- Hazelnut Pirouettes
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Rice Krispy treats
- Bananas are my fave and would have been delicious but queen bee Char ate the last one as a pre-dinner snack!
Overall it was really fun! I’d love to try a new spin on the chocolate because there are so many options like sea salt caramel, adding some shredded coconut or doing white chocolate instead.
I’m excited to have this little fondue pot because it will be so fun for entertaining or date-night at home.
Wooden Tray $20:
Wooden Cake Stand $20:
Emma Serving Platter $50:
Emma Serving Bowls $48 for a set of 4:
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