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Chocolate Covered Apricots with Pistachios

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Chocolate Covered Apricots with Pistachios

Easy to make, dark chocolate treat decadent enough to give as a gift, simple enough for a weeknight treat.
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 24 pieces

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp raw coconut oil
  • 4 tbsp raw or dry roasted pistachios chopped fine
  • 24 large dried apricots

Instructions
 

Melting Chocolate

  • Fill a saucepan with 1 inch water. 
  • Put finely chopped chocolate or chocolate chips in a heatproof bowl that will fit over pan without the bottom of the bowl touching the water.
  • Remove the bowl. Bring water to a boil, set bowl over pan
  • Use a heatproof spatula or wooden spoon to stir the chocolate frequently and encourage even melting.
  • Once the chocolate is melted, remove from heat, stir well and use immediately.

Making the Apricots

  • Line a baking sheet with waxed or parchment paper.
  • Chop pistachios and place in small bowl.
  • Using a double boiler, melt chocolate and coconut oil slowly over medium-low heat, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat. Holding apricots from one end, dip them 1 at a time into melted chocolate, turning to coat about 3/4 of the apricot. Let excess drip off bottom and back into bowl.
  • Hold apricot over bowl of pistachios and sprinkle the nuts over the chocolate.
  • Place apricot NUT SIDE DOWN on lined baking sheet and repeat with remaining apricots.
  • Chill until chocolate is set, about 1 hour.
  • Store in an airtight container between sheets of waxed paper in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Video

Notes

  • For diary free or vegan bark, check ingredient statement on dark chocolate chips to make sure they contain no milk, milk powder or milk fat.
Keyword dark chocolate

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