Chocolate dipped apricots are a delicious dried fruit and chocolate combination that can be served to make any occasion a little special.
These scrumptious treats are so easy to prepare and they make a really attractive presentation.
There are a few places that I discovered where you can order chocolate covered apricots. You can get them similar to those you make yourself, dried apricots dipped in chocolate.
They also have something a little bit different. These particular chocolate dipped apricots are basically dried apricots smothered in chocolate, and then covered with a thin candy shell coating.
If you are looking to get something like this for party favors or in large quantities, you can buy them in bulk too.
Chocolate apricots are very easy to make for yourself. Follow this simple recipe and I'm sure you'll be pleased with the tasty treat you create.
Line 2 cookie sheets with waxed paper. Melt and temper the chocolate.
Pinch the end of an apricot half between your fingers and dip halfway into the chocolate. Gently shake of excess chocolate and place on waxed paper to set. Repeat with all the fruit. Allow to set at room temperature or chill for 15 minutes in the fridge.
Dipped apricots are best eaten at room temperature. They can be stored in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks in a well wrapped airtight container between layers of waxed paper.
Candy Making Tip: Your candy will only be as fine as your ingredients. Be sure to use apricots that have a sweet, delicious taste. Consider buying a better quality of chocolate than your basic chocolate chips.
It's worth the extra effort for the exquisite results. You can get some good basic chocolate for candy making at Candyland Crafts.
Try substituting dried peaches or pears for the apricots. It would make a lovely platter if you dip some of each fruit and serve along with a mixture of nuts. Yummm!