Chocolate Covered Dried Apricots. This easy chocolate dipped apricots recipe is an easy to make treat is not only delicious but super easy to make. With just 3 ingredients and a few minutes you can make this delicious fruit dipped dessert.
Chocolate Covered Dried Apricots
Whether you are looking for something for a special occasion or just want a tasty treat, these chocolate covered dried apricots are perfect. With the white chocolate and dark chocolate sides, the chocolate covered apricots are not only tasty but pretty too.
These chocolate covered apricots are a super easy treat that the kids can even help you make. I bet you couldn’t even tell that some of the apricots in this picture were made by my three-year-old daughter! She did make some that became instant snacks for her but they were made with so much love.
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Are Chocolate Covered Apricots Healthy?
This is one candy that you can actually feel good about eating. It is a fast and easy treat to make and since it is dried fruit, you are eating healthy. While it is covered in chocolate, you still want to eat them in moderation. You can even add almonds or other healthy nuts to the outside to create an even healthier treat.
How to Store Chocolate Covered Apricots
Dried apricots are stored at room temperature. Chocolate also is stored at room temperature. Once the chocolate has hardened over the apricots, you will want to store the chocolate covered apricots at room temperature. Wrap the apricots in wax paper and store in an airtight container or plastic bag.
How Long do Chocolate Covered Apricots Last?
Dried apricots themselves will last for up to a year past their “best by” date. If you choose to freeze the dried apricots, they will stay good indefinitely. Most chocolate has a long shelve life, so these chocolate covered apricots should stay fresh for months. I don’t think they will last you that long because once you start eating, you will not want to stop.
How to Melt chocolate for dipping
There are two different ways to melt the chocolate. I suggest using the microwave way if you have kids making them. It is also important that you Don’t make the chocolate to hot. You want it to be hot enough that it is fully melted, but not to hot.
Double Boiler Method. When you are melting chocolate for dipping the best way to do so is with a double boiler. You can buy a double boiler in the store but they are so easy to make at home with items you already have in your kitchen. If you have never used a double boiler read how to make a double boiler at home.
Melt chocolate in the microwave. You want to use a microwave safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds at a time. In between each 30 seconds stir the chocolate and continue the pattern until the chocolate is melted and smooth.
Ingredients for Chocolate Covered Apricots
- dried apricots
- quality white chocolate
- quality dark chocolate
How to Make Chocolate Covered Apricots
Line a large tray with wax paper or a silicone mat.
Dip half the apricots into the dark chocolate and half into the white chocolate, after dipping carefully place each apricot on the tray with enough space that they will not touch.
Make the chocolate strips on the apricots by dipping a fork into the white chocolate, gently move the fork back and forth over the dark chocolate apricots to create strips and then into the dark chocolate, gently move the fork back and forth over the white chocolate apricots to create strips.
Let set up full then cover or transfer to an airtight container.
Easy Dessert Recipes
Chocolate Covered Apricots
- 10 dried apricots 12 ounces dried apricots
- 4 ounces quality white chocolate
- 4 ounces quality dark chocolate
- Line a large tray with wax paper or a silicone mat.
- Melt your chocolate separately according to the package instructions.
- Dip half the apricots into the dark chocolate and half into the white chocolate, after dipping carefully place each apricot on the tray with enough space that they will not touch.
- Dip a fork into the white chocolate, gently move the fork back and forth over the dark chocolate apricots to create strips.
- Dip a fork into the dark chocolate, gently move the fork back and forth over the white chocolate apricots to create strips.
- Let set up full then cover or transfer to an airtight container.