Ali Larter's Chocolate Fondue

Want your guests to mix and mingle? Whip up some dark chocolate fondue and make it a centerpiece. Your friends will be unable to keep to themselves when they’re swarmed around the table! I serve mine with Kettle Chips, but you can also do berries, Rice Krispies treats, or any variety of other goodies. 


2 cups heavy whipping cream

1 tablespoon instant espresso powder

1½ pounds semisweet choco­late, chopped

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Three 3-ounce bags of kettle chips with sea salt


  • Pour the cream and espresso powder in a heavy medium small sauce­pan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until the es­presso powder dissolves.
  • Reduce the heat to low. Add the chocolate and whisk over low heat until the mixture is melted and smooth. Stir in the vanilla. 
  • Remove from the heat. Pour the chocolate mixture into a fondue pot to keep warm.
  • Serve with kettle chips.