Chocolate-Pistachio Apricots
       

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This decadent snack is so easy to make that I almost feel dirty making an entire post about it. But I would feel worse if I didn’t share it with you.

These chocolate-pistachio apricots are a great snack that you can make ahead to serve at parties or give as gifts. I gave them out last Christmas in gift baskets, and snacked on the leftovers through New Year’s. And they are much better for you than most holiday baked goods, so you don’t have to feel guilty about eating them. Apricots are actually very high in fiber and beta carotene, and pistachios contain antioxidants and heart-healthy fats. And, well, a little semi-sweet chocolate never hurt anyone.

To make approx 10 snack-size servings, you will need:

  • 12 ounces of dried apricots
  • 6 ounces of semi-sweet chocolate
  • 4 ounces of shelled pistachios

Before you get started, line a baking sheet with wax paper.

Finely chop the nuts in a food chopper, processor, or blender.

I just happened to see this package of dipping chocolate in the grocery store when I was doing my party food shopping, and thought it would be the perfect size for these apricots without having to dirty another dish. I made so much food that I needed all the help I could get with cleanup. It worked out great – I used the couple of ounces that were left over in my cake pops later that day.

Anyway, melt the chocolate (in a small dish, if you aren’t using a disposable container) according to package instructions.

Dip each apricot halfway into the chocolate, and let any excess drop off. Then, dip into the chopped pistachios.

Place on the wax paper-lined baking sheet. Once you are finished, pop the baking sheet into the refrigerator for 15 minutes to harden the chocolate quickly.

You can store these in an air-tight container for about a week. Enjoy!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jeff-Okrasinski/9342105 Jeff Okrasinski via Facebook

    MINE

  • Nathan Henderson via Facebook

    eh…they were ok =P

  • Nathan Henderson via Facebook

    also…crap…i think jeff is going to make me make then mow

  • http://www.facebook.com/justina.bishop Justina M. Bishop via Facebook

    Yummm…I am so making these. Dark chocolate is good for you, too! ;p

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marals-Recipes/100001120738088 Marals Recipes via Facebook

    that is brilliant!Can’t wait to try :)

  • http://www.healthyeatingforordinarypeople.com Rivki Locker

    What a brilliant and simple idea. These look SO elegant on the silver platter the way you photographed them! Thanks for a wonderful idea!

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    Thanks!! Don’t tell anyone, but I actually bought that platter at a dollar store, lol.

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    How yum are these, I can totally see myself making these up and putting in a nice gift bag for my sisters. We are all apricot feens these are going to be so good, I better make lots.

  • http://www.moodfoodblog.com joudie’s Mood Food

    What a clever little idea. How perfect and the colours are just spectacular together!

  • http://lacasitainspirada.wordpress.com Caitlin

    What a wonderfully simple snack! And so elegant, too. Your photos are beautiful!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ADWNPV5SJP6VXTNJSTC7QEPLQY Kristine Serna

    What an easy way to prepare a delicious snack and not to mention the elegant display. Surely, my kids would love the taste of this snacks. Indeed it is a healthy snacks for kids.







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