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TIP OF THE DAY: Chili + Chocolate Fondue

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with chili-accented
chocolate fondue. Photo courtesy

Chili and chocolate are an ancient combination. The Mayas and Aztecs, who did not have solid chocolate but consumed cacao as a beverage, flavored it with chiles. (See the history of chocolate.)

Today, chocolatiers combine the two flavors in delicious “Mexican chocolate bars,” also called spicy chocolate bars and chili chocolate bars.

In between chocolate beverages and chocolate bars, there’s fondue, just waiting to be spiced with chiles as a Cinco de Mayo treat. Try this recipe from Fairytale Brownies, which makes 6 servings:



  • 12 ounce package of semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground ancho chili
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Fondue dippers (40 chocolate fondue dippers)


    1. MELT all ingredients except the vanilla in a double boiler.

    2. REMOVE from heat and stir in the vanilla. Transfer to a fondue pot and set over a small flame to keep warm.

    3. SERVE with dippers including fresh fruit (banana chunks, grapes, orange segments, strawberries), plain cookies, pretzels, cubed brownies or pound cake, and other favorites.

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