This is a tradition we started last year and it is GREAT. There are a million different recipes out there, but ours is simple and delicious.
Ingredients: 12 oz (1 bag) milk chocolate chips
8 oz (1 cup) heavy whipping cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Heat ingredients on low in medium saucepan until chocolate chips are completely melted, stirring frequently.
For dipping, we used: angel food cake, brownies, bananas, chocolate cake, pretzels and rice krispy treats. Other food ideas: strawberries, pineapples, graham crackers, marshmallows, chocolate chip cookies, oreos, twinkies...I can't think of many foods that WOULDN'T taste delicious dipped in chocolate.
We gave Mercedes her own bowl for dipping.