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Watermelon and Chocolate Fondue

Along with the polyphenols in cocoa powder, dark chocolate also is a good source of iron and magnesium. Watermelon is an excellent hydrator and good source of vitamins A and C, fiber, and potassium. The added spice satisfies the taste buds and compliments the sweetness of the watermelon.

 Ingredients
  • 4 cups watermelon cut into 1" cubes
  • 1/2 cup fat-free half & half + extra reserve
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate (at least 60% cocoa powder)
 Instructions

1. Wrap watermelon cubes in paper towels to soak up excess fluid. Set aside.
2. In a medium saucepan, bring half & half and spices to almost a simmer. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate. Let chocolate melt, then continue to stir until thoroughly blended and creamy. Adjust flavors.
3. Transfer the fondue to a fondue pot and heat according to directions. (If fondue becomes too thick, stir in extra reserve half & half, 1 tablespoon at a time, to desired consistency.)
4. Place watermelon cubes on a platter with fondue forks or skewers.

 Servings

Makes 4 servings.

 Nutrition

Serving size: 1 serving
Calories per serving: 341
Fat per serving: 17g
Saturated fat per serving: 12g
Fiber per serving: 2.4g

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