We like to do family date nights out. Usually we will go to Chick-fil-a, a movie, or a favorite restaurant. Sometimes when the budget is tight and for a change of pace, we like to come up with some fun activities to do at home. Fondue places like The Melting Pot are pretty popular around here, but they are pricey, and are great for a date night out, but probably not so much with a bunch of kids! I thought it would be fun to give you all some ideas to create your very own Fondue Family Fun Night at home! This would be great to do for a special celebration, a birthday dinner, or just for fun!
First you will need some fondue supplies:
I prefer electric fondue pots because they are really simple and just plug into the wall. There is nothing extra needed and no open flame. You can even use a little dipper crockpot!
West Bend 3-Quart Electric Fondue Pot with skewerst
VonShef Electric Chocolate Fondue Melting Pot with accessories
Nostalgia Electrics Electric Fondue Pot with skewers
Hamilton Beach Party Dipper Food Warmer
Next, you will need some awesome fondue recipes! Here are some favorites:
Dippers for cheese – the kids can help with all the chopping.
There are so many yummy dippers for cheese fondue:
- Lightly steamed veggies
- Chopped apples
- Cooked sausage slices
- Cubed bread like french bread and sour dough
- Pretzel crisps
- Soft pretzels
- Cooked steak
- Cooked chicken
- Sliced peppers
- button mushroom
Meat Fondue – use cooked steak and chicken or cooked shrimp to dip into these yummy broths for the main course or cook your own meat in these broth fondues. Meat also goes great with cheese fondue.
The Melting Pot Mojo Fondue Broth from Food.com
- Biscotti cookies
- Cheesecake chunks
- Pretzel sticks
- Rice krispie treats
- Soft pretzels
Fondue Family Night can be a great way to try new things and have a fun, culinary experience with the whole family!
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