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Saturday, February 8, 2014

choc box -- chocolate dipped apricots


These are pretty easy to make. With Valentine's Day is coming up, what better statement to make for your beloved than that you took effort to make something at home, with your own hands? Even better, these homemade things won't contain corn syrups, high or low fructose, and that is something most chocolatiers cannot boast.

Chocolate dipped apricots are one of the easiest things to make, and yet they are unusual and decadent. I used sulphered dried apricots as they have a bright orange color. Unsulphered apricots taste just as good to me but have turned brown in the dehydrating process. About 25 regularly sized apricots will require approximately 1/2 c of dark chocolate chips. Melt the choc over a low heat. Dip the fruit. Set on a non-stick or parchment-covered tray to cool. Add to your amazing little box of homemade chocs, or start your box, and stay tuned for another post or two coming your way before the big day!

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