Easy Chocolate-Dipped Apricots (Apricot Chanukah Gelt)

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 mins

This is a quick homemade candy delicacy that can also be used as a tastier take on Chanukah gelt, inspired by a recipe in Martha Stewart Living. I used Ghirardelli bitterwsweet baking chocolate bars. After you make the chocolate-dipped apricots, read up on how to play dreidel and use the candies in place of coins. These morsels make a great gift for any occasion.


  1. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Heat chocolate over a double-boiler. Allow the water in the boiler to get hot but not fully boil. Use a plastic spatula to scrape chocolate away from the sides. Remove from heat as soon as the chocolate is melted. If you prefer to use a microwave, melt the chocolate in a glass bowl in short intervals, stirring well with spatula.
  3. Immediately add all the apricots to the pot melted chocolate, and stir gently until they are all coated fully. Carefully lift each piece out of the pot with a fork, allowing some of the excess chocolate to drip off. For a more sophisticated look, you can also try holding each apricot by one end with your fingers and dipping only half of it into the chocolate.
  4. Place carefully on parchment-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until the chocolate has become firm (20-30 minutes). Optionally, you can wrap individually in foil wrappers to give as gifts. Store in the refrigerator - If refrigerated, they can last up to a week (though they are best if eaten within 3 days).
Most Helpful

This was a great combinationa and a super easy addition to my christmas goodies baskets. I dipped about 3/4 of the apricots in chocolate, leaving just a little orange peeking out. Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag.

sofie-a-toast January 08, 2011

Easy and good for an xmas tray. I only dipped half and used Lindt milk chocolate.

Kasha December 17, 2007

I love this with semi-sweet chocolate! I like to melt the chocolate chips in a microwave oven and then dip the fruit and let it cool. So good! Oh, wanted to add that half dipped apricots are very pretty too!

Oolala February 16, 2007