What to Serve With Chocolate Fondue? 20 Best Side Dishes

chocolate fondue side dishes

Do you have a sweet tooth? If so, you might have tasted fondue at least once in your life. Made with heavy cream, chocolate, sugar, amaretto liqueur, and water, this quick dessert can be served with many things.

It has a perfect consistency and taste to make your taste buds dance with joy.

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The best side dishes to serve with chocolate fondue are banana bread, donuts, marshmallows, sour cream brownies, frozen waffles, cinnamon rolls, pancakes, empanadas, coffee cake, sugar cookies, , pretzels, meringues, fruit skewers, and vanilla cake. 

There are so many amazing options that you can pair with fondue and curb your sweet cravings. This article looks deep into all these suggestions to help create a perfect dessert table.

20 Chocolate Fondue Sides

1. Banana Bread

Instant Pot Banana Bread

Are you a fan of banana bread? Banana bread is a combination of banana cake and bread with a perfect taste and soft texture. Every bite melts in your mouth. Although there are different recipes to make the bread, the tagged one is perfect for beginners who want to bake it for the first time.

Serve your baked banana bread with fondue and enjoy the different flavors in your mouth. Since this bread has a mild taste, fondue works as a great partner to this delicacy.

2. Donuts

Small homemade donuts on each other with sugar powder on top and on the plate

Serve chocolate fondue with these delicious donuts for a kid-friendly dessert. These are low-carb donuts but are perfectly sweet and soft. It is safe to say that they are hard to resist, so make many if you want your family to enjoy them fully.

3. Zucchini Carrot Bread

Zucchini Carrot Bread

Do you want to enjoy something healthy with fondue? Bake a loaf of zucchini carrot bread and cut it into slices before dipping fondue over them. This a light bread with a mild flavor but a beautiful and soft sponge that melts in your mouth.

4. Sour Cream Brownies


It is always a good idea to bake some brownies as a dessert. They are chewy, moist, and, most importantly, a favorite of everyone.

Follow the tagged recipe to make the best sour cream brownies at home. Once they are ready and have settled well outside the oven, spread fondue over them to make them rich and oh-so-chocolaty.

5. Air Fryer Frozen Waffles

waffles in a plate topped with apple, strawberry and butter

Do you want a quick idea for a fantastic breakfast? Get store-bought frozen waffles, cook them in the air fryer and drizzle your fondue over them. You can also top the waffles with cream and your favorite fruit.

It is safe to say that these waffles taste divine with a cup of coffee. You can also enjoy them as a snack or a cheat meal on the weekend.

6.  Cinnamon Rolls

6 cinnamon rolls in a blue bowl topped with cinnamon and sugar

We love cinnamon rolls, especially on a cold morning.

The taste and aroma of this dessert feel your heart, soul, and body with all the warmth you need to stay cozy.

You can drizzle some fondue on these rolls to enhance the overall flavor of this dessert. Alternatively, place the fondue on a side and dip cinnamon rolls in it to enjoy the combination.

You can also check out What to Serve With Cinnamon Rolls for 20 more ideas for the perfect breakfsat.

7. Pancakes From Mix

Pancakes with blueberries and strawberries

You might have already tasted pancakes with maple syrup. So, how about enjoying them with chocolate fondue this time? Your soft pancakes will taste remarkably with fondue and will definitely remind you of your childhood.

These are sheet pan pancakes from mix, so you an make them easily. If you are in a mood, you can make homemade pancakes as well.

8. Empanadas


Empanadas with apples are rich, crispy, and fulfilling. You can serve them with fondue, as apples taste great with chocolate. You can fill these sweet empanadas with fondue or just sprinkle the latter on top.

9. Coffee Cake

Coffee Cake

This coffee cake is so soft, delicious, and addictive. It has the perfect coffee flavor that is perfect for kicking your tastebuds. Serve the cake with fondue to enjoy the beautiful combination.

10. Sugar Cookies

Instant Pot Sugar Cookies

What is the one word that comes to your mind when you think about sugar cookies? For us, it is delicious. These cookies are soft, crunchy, and mouthwatering.

You can make them within 15 minutes and serve them with a bowl of fondue. Dip the cookies in fondue and enjoy with a cup of coffee. Believe us; you won't like any other dessert ever again.

11. Marshmallows

pink and white marshmallows

Marshmallows and chocolate fondue is an old combination. Both taste great together and can be enjoyed on an even with friends or during a camping session. Instead of buying store-bought marshmallows, you can make them at home. Although the process might be long, you will love the results at the end of the process. Serve these marshmallows with hot fondue and enjoy with your friends. 

12. Pretzels


These soft pretzels are made in heaven. They are delicious and the dough takes just a few minutes to get ready. These pretzels have a traditional flavor that is hard to find from somewhere else.

When making these pretzels, make sure that you follow the recipe to the tee and don't miss any ingredient.

However, pretzel don't taste interesting alone. For the best results, you must pair them with fondue. Dip these soft and fresh pretzels in warm and gooey fondue to enjoy the beautiful combination.

13. Meringues


Have you tried eating meringues with fondue? If not, we recommend this combination now. With every bite, you will experience an excellent food experience.

Like pretzels and marshmallows, meringues are readily available in cafes and bakeries. However, try making them at home and enjoy them as many as you can.

The tagged recipe shares all the steps and instructions to follow to make the best meringues. Once they are ready, dip them in your fondue and enjoy as snacks or a dessert.

14. Fruit Skewers

Fruit Skewers

If you want to serve your fondue as an appetizer on a cocktail party, serve it with fruit skewers. You can use your favorite fruits for this dish and let your guests dip them in their bowl of fondue.

Make sure that you opt for fresh fruits only. Also, get seasonal fruits for this job otherwise you may ruin the food experience of your guests.

15. Vanilla Cake

Vanilla Cake

This vanilla cake is delicious and wholesome. It works as the best dessert for a dinner party and can be served with freshly made fondue. Just pour the fondue on top of the cake or serve it on a side and let your guests dip the cake in the beautiful chocolate creation.

16. Cream Puffs

Cream Puffs

Here is another recipe to pair with your fondue. Cream puffs taste delicious with the chocolate sauce as they have a mild flavor and creamy texture. You can dip the puffs in your bowl of fondue or just top these puffs with the latter.

Make sure that the puffs are freshly baked. Moreover, don't make them too sweet or they will be hard to eat with your home cooked fondue.

17. Scones


You may have tried scones with cream and jam, but have you tried eating them with fondue? If not, this is the time to experiment and experience this amazing combination.

Use the tagged recipe to make the best scones at home. Make sure to cool them down before coating with fondue. Alternatively, you can also serve the fonue separety and dip the scones while you enjoy this dessert.

18. Biscotti


We love having these homemade biscotti with tea, and we are sure that you will too. Biscotti is quite like any other biscuit but is more crispy and delicious. You can serve biscotti with fondue and enjoy this new dessert.

To make biscotti at home, follow all the instructions on the recipe card. Don't miss out any step to avoid a baking disaster.

19. Date-Nut Bread

Date-Nut Bread

This is a delicious nutty bread that tastes amazing during tea time. You can also enjoy it during breakfast as the nuts and dates have many nutritional benefits.

This bread is best when served hot and taste great with fondue. Make sure that you bake a fresh batch every time you want to consume this bread with the chocolate sauce.

20. Vanilla Wafers

Vanila Wafers

Our last suggestion is the wonderful vanilla wafers. They are crunchy and sturdy cookies to be enjoyed with fondue.

The recipe uses vanilla bean paste to give these cookies their mild flavor. Dip them in chocolate fondue and enjoy them as a rich dessert.

Final Takeaway

Your bowl of chocolate fondue deserve a great partner as you can't eat this dip alone. So, to make your life convenient, we have shared 20 suggestions in the article above.

Have a read again and evaluate which side dish will meet your needs and taste preferences. Then, try the recipe and enjoy the flavors on offer.

20 Best Side Dishes to Eat With Fondue

  1. Banana Bread
  2. Donuts
  3. Zucchini Carrot Bread
  4. Sour Cream Brownies
  5. Frozen Waffles
  6. Cinnamon Rolls
  7. Pancakes
  8. Empanadas
  9. Coffee Cake
  10. Sugar Cookies
  11. Marshmallows
  12. Pretzels
  13. Meringues
  14. Fruit Skewers
  15. Vanilla Cake
  16. Cream Puffs
  17. Scones
  18. Biscotti
  19. Date-Nut Bread
  20. Vanilla Wafers

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What To Serve With Fondue

Fondue is a delicious chocolate sauce that pairs well with many side dishes. You can enjoy it with different breads, biscuits, wafers and donuts.
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Course: Breakfast, dinner, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fondue, instant pot fondue
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Corrie


  • 1 fondue


  • Make your favorite fondue recipe. You can use Instant Pot for the job or simply make it in a pan.
  • Make a side dish from the list above. You can serve it with banana bread, vanilla cake, vanilla wafers, donuts, biscotti, fruit skewers and cinnamon rolls. Fondue also tastes great with sugar cookies, meringues, pretzels and marshmallows.
  • Serve together and experience a wonderful dessert.
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