Laederach Truffles
Spice Collection truffles by Laderach Chocolatier Suisse include paprika, allspice, chili, cinnamon-nutmeg, coconut-curry, ginger and cardamom.





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February 2005
Updated February 2009

Product Reviews / Main Nibbles / Chocolate

Chocolate Fondue With Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice

Page 3: Recipe Mix-Ins


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Step 4: Line Up The Mix-Ins

If you decide to provide liqueur accents, you’ll need small pitchers, squeeze bottles, or other containers so that the amount being added to the chocolate mixture can be controlled.  Eyedroppers and pipettes from medical supply stores are very useful here.                                     

Group 1: Spicy

Ground Spices

Group 2: Traditional

Fruits & Nuts

Group 3:
Liqueur Accents


  • Allspice
  • Cardamom
  • Chile Powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Curry
  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • Paprika
  • Peppercorns (crushed)


  • Shredded Coconut
  • Cocoa Nibs
  • Dried Cherries
  • Dried Blueberries
  • Chopped Dried
  • Chopped Dates
  • Chopped Pecans
  • Chopped Almonds


  • Anisette (licorice)
  • Grand Marnier
  • Kirsch (cherry)
Non-Spicy Kids’ Version    
  • Mini Morsels: Dark,
    Milk & White
    Chocolate, Peanut
    Butter, Butterscotch
  • M&Ms
  • Mini Marshmallows
  • Mini Nonpareils
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Chopped Peanut
    Butter Cups
  • Chopped Nuts

Judy Vilmain PlacecardholderUse place cards to explain the contents of the dishes. These can be hand-written on store-bought cards; or generate them on the computer and hand-fold into little tents.  We personally love these cast pewter photo holders by Judy Vilmain. Use them year-round to hold photos, and they’re a perfect size to hold place cards at dinner parties.


Vosges Budapest TruffleChocolate & Spice & Everything Nice

Vosges Chocolate has a line of exotic truffles that includes Budapest with paprika (at right), Black Pearl with ginger and wasabi, Naga with curry and coconut, and Aztec with ancho and chipotle chiles. You can mix these spices into melted chocolate to make your own “liquid truffle” anytime




Step 5: Heat And Eat

With the pre-planning taken care of, you’re ready to make the melted chocolate. Use your favorite fondue recipe, or take a look at our fondue recipes.

Pour the melted chocolate into the individual serving cups or bowls, and tell your guests to start mixing. You may want to present two flights of two cups in order to keep the chocolate warm; but anything cool can be quickly headed in the microwave.

Have a great time!


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