One of the often overlooked aspects of planning a bucks party is the food. Though you might have already began to buy alcohol and schedule entertainment, it is important to also think about what your guests will eat. Small appetizers and finger foods are a good choice so that your guests can eat while still enjoying the bucks night, and most people prefer a variety of sweet and savory treats. A good food idea for bucks night is a chocolate fondue fountain, since it is a great conversation piece and a delicious treat. Your party can dip pretzels, pieces of cake, fruit, and marshmallows into the chocolate fondue that flows through the fountain.
If you only need a chocolate fondue fountain for this occasion, then there are many companies that will rent them at reasonable prices. There are also many affordable options if you are considering buying a fountain for repeated use. Though you can get a premixed chocolate solution for the fondue fountain, making your own chocolate fondue will allow you to customize it, and you can even spike it with a bit of Kahlua to make it a special party treat. Here is a delicious recipe for chocolate fountain that is sure to be a hit at your bucks party.
CHOCOLATE FONDUE FOUNTAIN RECIPE
preparation time: 0 minutes
cooking time: 4 minutes
- 3 unsweetened chocolate squares
- 2 12 ounce bags of chocolate chips
- ¾ cup canola oil
- ¼ cup Kahlua coffee flavored liqueur (optional)
1. Finely chop the unsweetened chocolate squares.
2. Put the chocolate squares, the chocolate chips, and the canola oil into a large, microwave safe bowl.
3. Microwave the bowl on medium high for two minutes, stir it, then continue to alternate between microwaving for two minutes and stirring until the chocolate is melted. It should be a smooth liquid without any lumps of unmelted chocolate.
4. If you are adding the Kahlua, warm it slightly and then gently stir it into the chocolate mixture.
5. Set the fountain up on a sturdy, level table so that it does not tip over, and make sure the cord is not in an area where guests can trip over it. In order to prevent the chocolate from hardening or splattering, do not put it in an area with any cold drafts or wind.
6. Pour the chocolate mixture into the bowl at the bottom of the fondue fountain.
7. Let the chocolate fondue fountain run for two minutes, and then turn it off for roughly 20 seconds, in order to get rid of any air gaps.
8. If the chocolate is not smoothly flowing through the fountain, add another ⅛ cup of canola oil to the chocolate mixture in the base.
9. Arrange platters of tasty treats around the fountain and provide toothpicks so guests can dip things into the chocolate.