This Healthy Red Velvet Chocolate Fondue Pot is a perfect Gluten Free and Red Food Dye Free treat for Valentine’s Day that your sweetie will love!
LADY TRUTH BOMB. You don’t have to be 30 weeks pregnant to want a lot of chocolate on Valentine’s Day. I’m pretty sure that’s a legit desire for most women, most days of the year. But while most days I’m totally happy to enjoy my modest square of dark chocolate before bed, on Valentine’s Day, I’m busting out the big guns to make a decadent fondue. And not just any fondue, Red Velvet Chocolate Fondue Pot. Cue the sexy Marvin Gaye soundtrack. Bow-chicka-wow-wow. Let’s do this.
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Why This Recipe Works
This recipe is the perfect way to jazz up your Valentine’s Day this year! In addition to the chocolate, we have to get some red in there to get into the festive spirit, but I’m all for going red food dye free. So to give my Red Velvet chocolate fondue pot a red hue naturally, I used pureed beets. Seriously, when nature brings you a red THIS vibrant, there’s no need for artificial food dye. I also love this recipe because it’s
- Easy to pair with so many yummy options
- Quick to make – less than 30 minutes!
- Great for those with food restrictions as it’s gluten free
Beets – Beets are packed with antioxidants + fiber and helps to make this chocolate fondue pot a beautiful red color!
Chocolate – You’ll need both dark and white chocolate to make this yummy red velvet fondue. Any brand will do!
Cream Cheese – Softened cream cheese not only helps make a super cool swirl on top of the fondue, but it also helps make it thick and creamy for dipping!
How to Make This Recipe
Step 1: In a food processor or blender, puree the beet with the coconut oil and ¼ cup of coconut milk until very smooth. Set aside.
Step 2: Place the white chocolate into a glass bowl set over a pot with 1 inch of simmering water over low heat until melted. Allow to cool to just above room temperature, then mix in the softened cream cheese and coconut milk. Set aside.
Step 3: Place the dark chocolate in a glass bowl set over a pot with 1 inch of simmering water over low heat. Add in the remaining ¾ cup of coconut oil and allow to gently melt. Stir in the beet puree.
Step 4: Layer the chocolate and the cream cheese chocolate in the fondue pot and give the cream cheese chocolate a nice swirl pattern on top by dragging a toothpick between the dark and white chocolate.
Step 5: Serve with fruit, cookies and marshmallows for dipping, and sprinkles or coconut for decorating.
So fondue is basically just melted chocolate so you have to make sure you’re using the best quality stuff or else you’re just not going to be happy with the result. In addition to my nightly treat, I’ve used Green & Blacks Organic chocolate a bunch of times in recipes to make a chocolate chevre figs, my famous PB cups, chocolate tahini mousse, chocolate cake cocktails, and a port chocolate sauce for steak. Clearly, the stuff is versatile (and admittedly addictive). They have twelve different amazing varieties, but for my chocolate fondue pot recipe, I opted to use the good 70% stuff as my chocolate base with a decadent white chocolate cream cheese swirl. Because, well, it’s the official day of love, and ladies, we deserve lots of love right now.
As for dippers, well this is where you can have some fun! Fruit is the obvious healthy choice, and I definitely recommend lots of that. But you can also experiment with marshmallows, cookies (gluten free, if that’s a priority for you), pretzels and other goodies as the vessel to get the chocolate into your mouth. But hey, if you want to get in there with a spoon, this dietitian is NOT going to judge.
Sure! Make sure to let the fondue cool to room temp then store it in an airtight container for up to 1 month until ready to use.
The number one tip is to make sure to keep the heat on low while making the fondue! That way it melts slowly and evenly giving it the smoothe and creamy texture we love!
More Recipes You Might Like
Looking for other yummy dessert recipes like this red velvet chocolate fondue pot
to impress your special Valentine all year round? Check out some of my favorites below!
- TOFU CHEESECAKE WITH CHOCOLATE AND OREOS (VEGAN DESSERT RECIPE)
- LEMON RASPBERRY DESSERT TRIFLE | GLUTEN FREE & FAST!
- NO BAKE CHEESECAKE RECIPE WITH MATCHA (VEGAN DESSERT RECIPE)
- VEGAN TAHINI CARAMEL CHOCOLATE CUPS | GLUTEN FREE NO SUGAR ADDED CHOCOLATE DESSERT
Ok, enough from me. I’m going to face plant into this bowl of chocolate happiness. In the meantime, I want to know: What do you plan to make for Valentine’s Day? What would you use as dippers for this red velvet chocolate fondue pot? Leave me a comment below with your thoughts!
Red Velvet Chocolate Fondue Pot | Gluten Free Valentine’s Day Recipe
Red Velvet Fondue
Cream Cheese Swirl
- 1 100 g bar of Green & Black’s Organic White Chocolate finely chopped
- 6 tbsp lite cream cheese softened at room temperature
- ¼ cup lite coconut milk
- In a food processor or blender, puree the beet with the coconut oil and ¼ cup of coconut milk until very smooth. Set aside.
- Place the white chocolate into a glass bowl set over a pot with 1 inch of simmering water over low heat until melted. Allow to cool to just above room temperature, then mix in the softened cream cheese and coconut milk. Set aside.
- Place the dark chocolate in a glass bowl set over a pot with 1 inch of simmering water over low heat. Add in the remaining ¾ cup of coconut oil and allow to gently melt. Stir in the beet puree.
- Layer the chocolate and the cream cheese chocolate in the fondue pot and give the cream cheese chocolate a nice swirl pattern on top by dragging a toothpick between the dark and white chocolate.
- Serve with fruit, cookies and marshmallows for dipping, and sprinkles or coconut for decorating.
Abbey Sharp is a Registered Dietitian (RD), regulated by the Ontario College of Dietitians. She is a mom, YouTuber, Blogger, award winning cookbook author, media coach specializing in food and nutrition influencers, and a frequent contributor to national publications like Healthline and on national broadcast TV shows.