Kitchen Table: Chocolate Mint Fondue

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Serves 4

Here’s a fun and festive dessert with a nice mint flavor.

• 6 ounces semisweet chocolate
• 1/2 cup corn syrup
• 3 tablespoons pulverized dried peppermint
• 12 ounces heavy cream
• 2 ounces crème de cacao liqueur
• 2 ounces crème de menthe liqueur
• 1 tablespoon vanilla
• Fresh fruit, cut in bite-sized pieces
• Marshmallows, optional

1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Add the other ingredients except the fruit and marshmallows, and stir until smooth.

2. Heat the mixture until hot, but do not boil. Transfer it to a fondue pot.

3. Surround the pot with the fruit and marshmallows.

—Mickey and Ladd Keith, Tucson, Arizona