Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Dark Chocolate Dipped Apricots


Go ahead.....live a little!!  Everyone needs a little splurge and these delicious dipped apricots satisfy my serious chocolate cravings.  There are health benefits in apricots and dark chocolate, so don't feel guilty for enjoying a few after a meal.  You'll get the antioxidant properties of the dark chocolate and the beta-carotene, lycopene and fiber from the apricots.  A quick and delicious dessert with added health benefits.  What could be better?? 
It's this simple, here's what you'll need:
Dried turkish apricots
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips (at least 60% cacao)
sheet of wax paper
cookie sheet
airtight container

Melt chocolate in a double boiler or the microwave.  Stir until soft and creamy during cooking so chocolate doesn't over cook or burn.  Dip each dried apricot into chocolate half way.  Place on wax paper lined cookie sheet.  Refrigerate apricots on the cookie sheet until chocolate has hardened.  Put into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator. 

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