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Chocolate Dipped Apricots

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Chocolate Dipped Apricots are a delicious way to make holiday candy!  Dried apricots are dipped in dark and white chocolate and coated with crushed walnuts, shredded coconut, and colorful sprinkles.  These are probably the easiest candy or treats you’ll make this holiday season!  A festive candy you can eat and indulge without guilt, and will leave you craving for more!

 

Need a quick holiday candy that won’t break the bank?  Try these dried apricots and turn them into holiday treats.  Dried apricots are moist, chewy and practically melt in your mouth. 

But when you dip them into chocolate, they become a delightful treat to enjoy.  Serve these scrumptious apricots with our homemade peppermint mocha latte to compliment.  

Try substituting with other dried fruits, like mango or pineapple, for the apricots.

Be sure when buying dried apricots, the package will say they are soft, chewy and ORGANIC!   You pay a few pennies more, but worth it!

Dried apricots come in small, medium and large sizes.  The small ones will yield you more of these chocolate treats, and they make perfect gifts too!

 

Chocolate Dipped Apricots by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

With that said, this recipe for chocolate dipped apricots is a simple process.

First, melt one chocolate at a time.  I started with melting the dark chocolate.  Taking each apricot, dipping and then sprinkling with one of the toppings and placing it on parchment paper.

Then continue the same with white chocolate and continue with the remaining apricots.

 

Tips on Melting Chocolate:

  • You can use chocolate chips, mini chocolate chips or even a good quality dark chocolate bar. Start with a dark chocolate bar that has been cut into small pieces, and you don’t need a lot of it, about 2 to 3 ounces will do.

  • You can melt chocolate in a double boiler or in a bowl that fits over a small pot simmering water on the stove.  Use about one inch of water and be sure it doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl that is holding your chocolate.

  • If melting in a double boiler, be sure no water or steam will touch the chocolate, or it will seize up into a solid mass, and you will have to start all over.

  • You can microwave the chocolate, but you will need to do it in increments of every 30 seconds or less, stirring the chocolate each time until it fully melts.

 

 

Chocolate Dipped Apricots by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

 

How to Make Chocolate Dipped Apricots:

  1.  First, start by placing a sheet of wax paper or parchment paper on a large platter or baking sheet.

  2.  Next, place some crushed walnuts, about 2 tablespoons into a small bowl or dish.  Then place some shredded coconut into a second small bowl or plate, and have the bottle of colored sprinkles nearby a third bowl.

  3.  Melt chocolate, one at a time.  Start with melting dark chocolate first in a double boiler or microwave.

  4.  Take each apricot and dip most of the fruit into the chocolate.  Holding the apricot by the tip, dip most of the fruit into the melted chocolate. Remove it from the chocolate and drag it along the lip of the bowl, removing excess chocolate.  Then sprinkle with one of the toppings and place it onto the prepared baking sheet or pan.

  5.  Then do the same with melted white chocolate. But you will need to rinse the pot or bowl and towel dry before you start, or just use a different pan or bowl to melt white chocolate.  Make sure there is not a drop of water in it before you start.

  6.  Place chocolate dipped apricots into the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to chill.  Best to serve at room temperature.

 

 

 

Reasons why we love dried apricots:

  • they make a healthy snack

  • loaded with nutrients and vitamins

  • gluten free and vegan

  • easy to pack-and-go

  • super easy to dip into chocolate

 

 

Why buy ORGANIC dried apricots?

If you find dried apricots with a bright, vivid orange color, most likely these are treated with sulfur dioxide.  Organic fruit are not treated with sulfur vapor; and therefore, will taste better.

 

Storing and Freezing:

Best to store these apricots in an airtight container to keep fresh up to one week.  If kept in the refrigerator, they will keep fresh up to 2 weeks.  And they freeze beautifully!

 

 

 

Chocolate Dipped Apricots make wonderful holiday candy! 

Try them!

 

 

 

 

Chocolate Dipped Apricots by 2sistersrecipes.com

 

Yield: 2 to 4 dozen

Chocolate Dipped Apricots

Chocolate Dipped Apricots by 2sistersrecipes.com

Chocolate Dipped Apricots are a delicious way to make holiday candy! Dried apricots are dipped in dark and white chocolate and coated with crushed walnuts, shredded coconut, and colorful sprinkles. These might be the easiest candy or treats you'll make this holiday season!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12-ounces dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips - melted
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips- melted
  • 2 Tbsp. finely crushed walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp. finely shredded coconut
  • colorful sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
  2. Place the crushed walnuts into a small bowl, and shredded coconut into a second bowl. And have the bottle of colorful sprinkles nearby.
  3. First, start with melting dark chocolate. Melt dark chocolate first in a small bowl either in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, or on stove top in a double boiler.
  4. Holding the apricot by the tip, dip most of the fruit into the melted chocolate. Remove it from the chocolate and drag it along the lip of the bowl, removing excess chocolate.
  5. Sprinkle one side of the apricot with crushed walnuts, or with coconut or colored sprinkles.
  6. Place the candy on parchment paper, and repeat for the remaining apricots.
  7. Place in the refrigerator to set for approximately 10 to 15 minutes. Best served at room temperature.
  8. yields: 2 to 4 dozen

 

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Hello friends, are you baking or cooking with us?  If you make these easy chocolate dipped apricots, let us know and leave a comment with a star rating below!  Have fun and snap a photo and hashtag it on Instagram; be sure to tag us @2sistersrecipes.

We’d love to see what you make!  🙂

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Thanks for stopping by!  

 xo Anna and Liz

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6 Comments

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    Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina
    December 22, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    Growing up, I remember how I would devour dried apricots and they weren’t garnished with luscious chocolate as are your apricots! What a special treat! So pretty too! Buon Natale Anna and Liz!!! xo

    • Reply
      2 Sisters Recipes
      December 25, 2019 at 1:26 pm

      Thank you Roz, and Buon Natale!! Blessings to your and your families!!

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    Sandra
    December 21, 2019 at 1:24 am

    Those dried apricots dipped in chocolate and decorated so prettily look perfect to serve with coffee after a meal! The one I like the best is with crushed walnuts! Lovely! Thank you so much for all the wonderful recipes you share for everyone here throughout the year. I love coming in to visit and then try out new things!
    HAPPY CHRISTMAS, Anna and Liz! All the very best for the New Year!

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      2 Sisters Recipes
      December 21, 2019 at 10:31 pm

      Thank you Sandra!! Those coated with crushed walnuts are our faves too!! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment! :). Merry Christmas and blessing to you and your family !

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    Susan
    December 19, 2019 at 5:57 pm

    What a wonderful idea! I love dried apricots and the coatings are so festive. Merry Christmas, Anna and Liz ♥

    • Reply
      by Anna and Liz
      December 20, 2019 at 10:29 am

      Oh you are so sweet Susan!! Same to you, and a very Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!!

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