This Breakfast Fondue is a fun and creative way to celebrate this Summer! Let the kiddos help put their favorite fruit and donut holes on a stick, then whip up a simple chocolate sauce and get dipping!
I’m going to preface this by saying that this is the exact type of recipe I expect to take heat over. Chocolate sauce, donuts, breakfast, worst mom in the land, blah blah blah… Can someone please tell me WHY we care so much about what other people’s kids eat, what time they go to bed, which bed they sleep in, and how much screen time they get?
If we are being honest here, my kids have me completely overwhelmed 99 percent of the time. Unless your children are in mortal jeopardy or severe emotional distress, I don’t have time to worry about their sugar intake. Who does?
Screen time overwhelms me too. It’s a constant fight around here. All the iPods and Playstations and Netflixes, for the love. I take one screen away and there are fifty others waiting right behind it. Most of the time I do a good job of setting limits and priorities but sometimes toddlers are hard and stuff needs done and I blink and then Jon David has been on a screen most of the day.
So, this breakfast. Perfectly acceptable for kiddos and adults alike. We are kind of in an end-of-Summer slump around here, where school is right around the corner and you realize that you never did anything super awesome all Summer and you feel like the worst parent ever. Which means that I’m frantically planning afternoon outings for Sno-cones and frozen yogurt and thinking up special breakfasts. Because almost 10-year olds eat everything in sight and toddlers are ONLY quiet and happy if they are eating, so win/win.
That’s why this Breakfast Fondue is PERFECT! Let the kiddos help you skewer their favorite fruits and donut holes on a stick, whip up this simple chocolate sauce in the microwave, and you’re set! You’ll have an epic mess to deal with later, obvi, but I’m always willing to trade a mess for a few moments of peace.
As you can see, I used lollipop sticks instead of actual wooden skewers. The sharp skewer ends aren’t safe for littles, but if yours are older you may want to go the skewer route. Cheaper. If you want, pour the sauce into small jars or cups and place several skewers inside each cup. Super cute and fun way to serve these up, and no fighting about dipping if everyone has their own!
- For skewers:
- Lollipop sticks or wooden skewers
- donut holes (or even mini donuts)
- Assorted fruit: bananas, grapes, melon, strawberries
- Chocolate fondue:
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
- 5 TBS honey
- Skewer your fruit and donut holes and set aside.
- Make fondue: In a large microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate chips and cream. Microwave for about 3 minutes, stopping every 30 seconds to stir until smooth. Stir in honey, adding more if sauce is too thick. Divide into four small cups or jars and serve.
Makes four servings. Fondue can be prepped ahead and stored in the refrigerator, just heat to melt before serving.
Have a very happy Wednesday!