Chocolate Fondue Parties Made Easy with Velata

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Last month our family was asked to host a little chocolate fondue get-together and experience the world of Velata. Chocolate, sweets … what girl can say no to that? If you’re unfamiliar with the Velata brand, you’d be surprised to know that it’s an idea stemmed from the makers of Scentsy plug-in scented wax warmers. Much like the Scentsy system, the Velata fondue warmer is a beautiful ceramic warmer with a silicone fondue plate warmed by a low wattage light bulb. The idea is amazingly simple and the results are delicious. For more information on how to purchase or even become a Velata consultant, visit www.Velata.com online.

velata warmers and chocolate fondue

As for our experience using Velata, I can tell you it was one tasty treat. It all starts with Velata Premium Belgian Chocolate available in four distinct flavors including: dark chocolate, milk chocolate, caramel milk chocolate and white chocolate. Each 6 oz chocolate comes in a specially designed bag that is microwaved for one minute and then you use the easy pour spout to put the chocolate in the Velata fondue warmer.

velata chocolate varieties

We set up our little get-together with all of the essentials including two Velata warmers filled with milk chocolate and caramel milk chocolate, along with a spread of treats to dip. You’ll also notice that each warmer comes with four matching dipping forks.

velata chocolate party

While you can certainly dip anything you want, our favorites include: pound cake, gummy worms, marshmallows, brownie bites, fresh strawberries and pineapple chunks.

Some other chocolate fondue dipping ideas:

  • pretzel sticks
  • rice krispies treats
  • donut holes
  • apple slices
  • chocolate chip cookie dough
  • bananas
  • cookies

chocolate fondue foods to dip

While I absolutely love the warmers, which offer three heat settings, I’m more in love with the chocolate. This isn’t your everyday candy bar kind of chocolate, it’s smooth, rich and the flavor is close to the best I’ve ever had.

caramel chocolate dipped pineapple

We all agreed that the milk chocolate caramel was the best of the varieties we tried.

chocolate dipped marshmallows in fondue

When the holidays roll around I will most definitely be using the Velata warmer and chocolate to create a dessert spread that everyone will love. At just $7 per bag of chocolate, it’s a very low cost option to provide dessert for a crowd.

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Velata wants to offer one lucky reader with the Velata experience. Enter the form below to win a warmer of choice and three bags of chocolate to try.

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*Velata provided me with a warmer, chocolate and gift card to share my experience.

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  1. Jessilyn Lucas says:

    i would use marshmallows and graham crackers!yum

  2. dip oreos or caramels in chocolate. :)

  3. graham crackers!

  4. ashley dickey says:

    potato chips (plain)

  5. Jamie Harrison says:

    Bananas! Yum!

  6. Maralea says:

    Spread Peanut Butter between two ritz crackers and then dip!

  7. I would let the kids use graham crackers and I would use pretzels. YUM.

  8. i would dip….well i hate strawberries in chocolate. Alright, I know.

    OREOS

  9. I think pretzel sticks would be good but I really would want try it with fresh pineapple.

  10. I would dip almonds, yum! Even though that doesn’t sound easy

  11. caitlin says:

    I would say to try dipping something salty, like a potato chip (big flat sturdy oval shape ones), for the salty/sweet combo!

  12. Bacon! Yum…bacon and chocolate…I have to win for coming up with that awesome combo! lol

  13. I’d dip pretzels!

  14. Sheila says:

    bananas!

  15. Elyse Angel says:

    Mmmm cookie dough sounds good to dip in it!! But something different? Cheesecake bites?

  16. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    Maybe cinnamon bread. Or Or those chewy sugar cookies :)

  17. Shanda J says:

    I would probably try bacon to dip since people are raving right now about chocolate covered bacon. I am not sure if i would like it or not though.

  18. Debbie Jackson says:

    well i wouldn’t, but some like insects dipped in chocolate http://pinterest.com/jacksondeb/
    debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  19. maccaroons would be tasty

  20. Kimberly B. says:

    I like french fries dipped in chocolate.

  21. Kris I says:

    Cucumbers; it actually tastes good!!

  22. Carrie says:

    we love cookies crackers dipped in chocolate, grahams, ritz, oreos, pb cookies, chocolate chip, you name it. One of our favorites!

  23. Julie Cutshaw says:

    I love your choices, whereever did you find marshmallows shaped like that? I’d love to know :) I think that raspberries, coconut balls and pretzels would be tasty to dip thanks great giveaway
    sewitupjulie@gmail.com

  24. JaKell M says:

    raspberry’s would be yummy! love these!!!

  25. Angel food cake and strawberries. Yum!

  26. I like to dip soft caramels.

  27. I would include macaroons to dip int he delicious
    chocolate…
    Many thanks, Cindi

  28. Diane Sallans says:

    I’d try sections of orange – I’ve always loved chocolate covered orange rind

  29. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    My kids thought Pringles would be fun to dip or angel food cake cubes!

  30. Cynthia M says:

    I would put chocolate on ravioli

  31. Carol L says:

    I’d dip some chips and raspberries are my favorite. Also those pretzels. Yum…
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  32. Margot C says:

    Vile as it may sound, potato chips (particularly those thick Kettle batch greasy rippled ones) are quite good dipped in Chocolate. Trader Joe’s markets a bagged version of this if you don’t believe me; though obviously making them with one of these lovely warmers would be miles better.

    Speaking of those cool looking warmers you could melt other stuff besides chocolate. cheese fondue (of course) but also a butterscotch isn’t hard to make or a caramel sauce or marshmallow sauce or you could use it to keep the hollandaise warm at some elegant standing brunch (and dip stuff in like asparagus spears or toast soldiers).

    • Bonnie sCHMIDT says:

      Don’t melt cheese in the Velata warmers as the cheese leaves an oil based residue and could change the taste of the Belgim chocolate. They are working on a cheese bowl for the warmers but haven’t got one perfected yet.

  33. I make espresso shortbread cookies and I think they’d be super tasty dipped in chocolate (:

  34. Diane says:

    Bananas And homemade peanut butter cookies or donut holes Yummy!

  35. avocado, tastes great!

  36. What a nice easy way to have fondue. I love fondue, but never make it. I would tend to do this often with the warmer and packets of chocolate. What a great idea! Perfect for winter! So many cookies and even candies that could be dipped. The list is endless. I think I would try shortbread sticks first!

  37. Sarah says:

    I like dipping bananas or those coconut covered marshmallows. Yum!

  38. amanda roach says:

    blueberries, strawberries,banana, peanuts, raisins.lol

  39. latanya says:

    slices of oranges in chocolate

  40. Danielle E. says:

    How about Kiwi

  41. Cindy Bowling says:

    Bananas

  42. Nancy Reid says:

    I love to dip fresh Florida orange slices! So delicious!

  43. Vera S says:

    I would dip popcorn.

  44. colby cheese cubes and churros!

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  46. Carla Garcia says:

    I’d love to dip bacon in there! LOL

  47. Kristi C says:

    I would use lemon pound cake.

  48. Fawn H says:

    I would dip ritz crackers, pretzels and sharp cheddar cheese

  49. Kimberly Schotz says:
  50. Maureen says:

    I would try chocolate covered potato chips! The perfect combo of sugar and salty!

    Maureen
    maureen.tenney@gmail.com

  51. I would dip pretzel sticks and frozen mango

  52. mary fanara coleman says:

    Marshmallows, cinnamon rolls, bananas.

  53. Pretzels or teddy grahams :)

  54. I’d try bacon to dip or kiwi.
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  55. bananas they are so yum!

  56. Jennifer W. (Auri Lae) says:

    Popcorn! Super-good.

  57. Most time FAVORITE! mini cream puffs or Twinkies :)

  58. Winnie E says:

    mmm bananas is what I would dip! I’m craving chocolate now ;-)

  59. DEBIJOT says:

    fresh coconut chunks

  60. I love orange sections dipped in chocolate!

  61. Gianna says:

    Toffee!

  62. Kathy S says:

    Pretzels

  63. moonsword says:

    I’d dip date nut balls…yum!

  64. catherine says:

    i love chocolate dipped blueberries.
    you could not only melt the chocolate, but melt butterscotch chipps and dip Nuts and Chinese Noodles together.
    YUMMY to both!!

  65. Ready? It’s going to be gross, LOL. French fries! I dip them in a Frosty so I don’t see why fondue would be any less delicious. ;) (Okay, I’m pregnant too, give me that.)

  66. I would dip peanuts!

  67. You could dip cooked cookies like ginger snaps in it. mmm!

  68. Lisa L says:

    I’d dip cherries or bananas!

  69. Angel-food Cake

  70. The Velata chocolate is the best I have ever tasted too! My favorite is the caramel Velata chocolate, which I plan to serve along with green apples and Halloween Sprinkles at my daughter’s birthday party this month! http://www.fondue4moms.com

  71. Bonnie sCHMIDT says:

    Dip one end of a Pringles in white chocolate then let it dry and dip the other end in carme milk chocolate and let dry. I didn’t think it woud be good, but the grandkids love them that way. You can even put it oer ice cream and get that hard chocolate shell, like on a dip cone. Just dip anything you can think of or even drizzle over popcorn. Take a pound or angel food cake and drizzle different flavors of chocolate over it and cut a piece out and put canned pie filling or fresh strawberries in the middle of it and serveit on a fancy cake plate. This makes a great carry-in for work, church, or even a family get together, not to mention it looks great too!

  72. Try making “mini” smores with Velata chocolate! My favorite is the carmel milk chocolate! YUMM-O!!

  73. I loveeee potato chips in my Velata! SOO good!