Boozy Chocolate Dipping Sauce

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Boozy Chocolate Dipping Sauce | | Red, white, and blue fruit skewers served with a chocolate dipping sauce made of chocolate, rum, and vanilla | #4thofjuly #recipes #appetizer #chocolate #fruit

You guys! Half the year is done! I don’t mean to be all melodramatic, but seriously,


Let’s talk about something happy. Like chocolate. And booze! And holidays!!

Where are you going for the 4th? Are you grilling?

I still don’t have any plans. The hubs has to work – blah – and going to a wild bbq party with two kids in tow kinda scares me. Especially since one of them is only a year old. And because there will be crazy fireworks everywhere. Those things used to be FUN, but now I’m scurred. I think, like, one is going to hit me straight in the eye and come out through my ear, and I’ll have to go on talk shows and discuss my experience.

Boozy Chocolate Dipping Sauce | | Red, white, and blue fruit skewers served with a chocolate dipping sauce made of chocolate, rum, and vanilla | #4thofjuly #recipes #appetizer #chocolate #fruit

So, in order to avoid all that, I will have to celebrate alone. And if I have to celebrate alone, I figured there was no better way than to celebrate with this Boozy Chocolate Dipping Sauce.

The fruit and pound cake skewers dipped into this smooth, chocolaty deliciousness is SO! GOOD!

As I was going through red, white, and blue ideas, I stopped and heard this thought in my head. It said something like, you know, a fruit salad is just like any other salad – it needs to be dressed! One, I don’t know why I thought about a fruit salad – must be a sign to stop eating Grilled Strawberry Caprese Cakewiches. Two, the idea about the dressing worked.

After going through a few sweet-dressing-concoctions in my head, this one stuck with me. I couldn’t forget about it, and I am so glad I didn’t!

I mean, is there any better combo than chocolate and rum?!?

There is?!

Whatev! In my world, rum and chocolate are magic! And this sauce may be my new favorite snack. After hours, of course.

Boozy Chocolate Dipping Sauce | | Red, white, and blue fruit skewers served with a chocolate dipping sauce made of chocolate, rum, and vanilla | #4thofjuly #recipes #appetizer #chocolate #fruit

If you need a quick last minute dessert that doesn’t require much work, well, you have found it!


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Boozy Chocolate Dipping Sauce and Fruit Skewers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
2 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Red, white, and blue fruit skewers served with a chocolate dipping sauce made of chocolate, rum, and vanilla.
Servings: 8
Calories: 316 kcal
For The Chocolate Dipping Sauce
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1-1/3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips , chopped
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2- shot glass to 1-shot glass dark rum
For The Fruit Skewers
  • Bamboo Skewers
  • 6 Blueberries for each skewer
  • 2 Strawberries for each skewer
  • 2 cubes of pound cake for each skewer
  1. Place cream in a small saucepan and cook over low heat.
  2. When cream begins to form bubbles around the edges, remove from heat and whisk in the chopped chocolate.
  3. Continue to whisk until melted and smooth.
  4. Whisk in vanilla and rum; set aside.
  5. Thread strawberries, pound cake cubes, and blueberries onto each skewer.
  6. Arrange fruit skewers on a platter and serve chocolate sauce in a bowl.
  7. Sauce will thicken as it stands.
Recipe Notes

How much fruit and cake you will need depends on how many skewers you want to make. Keep in mind, dipping sauce will serve about 8 people

WW SmartPoints: 14

Nutrition Facts
Boozy Chocolate Dipping Sauce and Fruit Skewers
Amount Per Serving
Calories 316 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 97mg32%
Sodium 408mg17%
Potassium 132mg4%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 335IU7%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 67mg7%
Iron 2.5mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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23 Responses
  1. Lovely work! Would you be happy to link it in to the current Food on Friday which is all about sauces? This is the link . I do hope to see you there. There are already quite a lot of links for you to check out. Cheers

  2. I’m in complete denial about the passing of time – there’s just no way January was six months ago. Not possible. Uh-ah.

    Please pass the boozy chocolate sauce so I repress my angst even more. 😀

  3. That looks great! I am in the same boat-hubs is working also and I too will be celebrating alone with the one year old-may have to make this. If anything New York puts on a great show on TV. Not the same but safer at least 🙂

  4. Love all your boozy desserts Kate! 🙂 You are a master at them. And my gosh, I knew the summer was flying by, but you’re right – half the year is gone already! Sheesh. Time needs to slow down. Seriously. Here’s to a nice quiet 4th for you! 🙂

  5. Dig where your head is at, Kate! Love this last-minute summer berry dessert idea. (Great minds think alike. Just posted an easy berry dessert with 2-ingredient lemon cheesecake filling in “Snickerdoodled” fillo cups. Mmm!) And, I just adore chocolate and rum together! Fabulous dessert idea and thanks for sharing! xo

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