15 Dec 2015

A Toblerone Fondue for Christmas

What is better than Toblerone at Christmas? A mountain of Toblerone at Christmas! That's precisely what I thought as I stood staring at a large mound of Switzerland's legendary milk chocolate resting in my kitchen.

Toblerone - milk chocolate with honey and almond nougat

I could have just eaten it all, of course. But it is the season of giving and I am trying really hard to give up chocolate. So I roped in the family to help polish off some of the Toblerone. 

Rather than munch on the divine honey and almond nougat studded chocolate triangles as is, we decided to get creative with it. "Let's do a chocolate fondue," went the cry. "Fun-do! Fun-do!" chimed in J. 
Toblerone makes a great Christmas gift

And so it was that I found myself stirring chunks of Toblerone on low heat in a ceramic pot on a cold, grey winter's afternoon. With double cream and a dash of golden syrup thrown in for good measure. I desisted the seasonably strong urge to add a dash of Baileys and only because my four year old was going to eat it. I have saved some Toblerone to recreate the magic with Baileys or amaretto or some such when there are more grownups and fewer kids around.

A Toblerone fondue for Christmas

There was a moment of panic when M and I realised we didn't have the recommended fuel for our fondue. Google came to the rescue with a suggestion that a tea light would work just as well for a chocolate fondue. Panic over.

Now M will only eat fruit if there is either chocolate or custard in the vicinity. He didn't flinch once as I piled pieces of apple, strawberries, grapes, clementines and marshmallows on a plate.

Christmas lights switched on, Christmas music playing in the background, it was time to dip into the warm, gooey melted deliciousness of our Toblerone fondue. I have never seen fruit disappear with such rapidity in my house.

The warm, gooey, melted deliciousness of our Toblerone fondue

Nor have I seen my son bouncing off the walls in a chocolate-fuelled frenzy before. His eyes sparkled as the babble escalated and the limbs flailed wildly. We were headed for disaster, only just averted by quick thinking parents. M shepherded J off for a 'bounce on the parents' bed' session - guaranteed  to convert tears to giggles when you are four years old.

I think I have learnt my lesson. No more neat liquid chocolate for my son till he turns 18. It gets absorbed far too easily.

Fruit and marshmallows disappear

Reappear coated in liquid chocolate

So what happens to the mounds of Toblerone sitting in my kitchen? I think I might bake some cookies with it. Or make a Toblerone cheesecake if I feel particularly inspired. Better still, I might turn it into a hot chocolate drink for M and me for Christmas Eve. Laced with liqueur, naturally.

Disclosure: I was sent samples of Toblerone and a fondue set for the purpose of this post. All opinions are my own.


  1. Crikey, so much chocolate. I lurrrvvveee Toblerone. It's dangerous having it in the house. Last year at a friends for new year, she brought out the chocolate fountain for the kids to have as dessert. They loved it, but it was messy. Thankfully N doesn't seem to be impacted by the whole sugar high thing that other kids are.

  2. Oh I love Toblerone but oddly enough I only seem to buy it at christmas lol. I've never thought to put it in fondue before x

  3. This sounds delicious. I love the description of your son bouncing off the walls. I also like the idea of adding Baileys.

  4. I actually don't think any Toberlone in our house would make it to a fondue before being consumed x

  5. Oh wow! What a great idea! Toblerone only appears in my house at Christmas and doesn't last long at all. x

  6. Oh wow, this looks amazing and you know all I could think about reading this was how long it has been since I had a toblerone!

  7. Oh my goodness, Vai this looks AMAZING!! My children would think its heaven! Kaz x

  8. Wow that looks amazing!! I've never done a fondue! Must make that happen this year x

  9. What a fabulous idea, have you seen the massive one they have on sale - its HUGE

  10. First of all - that sounds AMAZING! Second, I can only imagine how hyper your kiddos would have been after this. But it sounds fun either way! Lol! :)



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