By Kathy at Food.com on April 16, 2004
Photo by Kathy at Food.com
Photo by Kathy at Food.com
"This is such a simple recipe, barely any work at all. The final product is so pretty and can be served as an appetizer or dessert."
Serving Size: 1 (10 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 30
"Making these the same way except I never added the shortening. Next time I'll try the shortening to see the difference, thanks! update: made it with the shortening for chocolate covered strawberries- it made more liquid and worked great. Thanks!"
"This is such a wonderful recipe to take anywhere. Nutritious and delicious. .. (not to mention- EASY)."
"These are amazing!!!"
"Easy to make and easy to eat too! I love dried apricots and this was the icing on the cake! I didn't have shortening so used margarine, so they didn't turn out nice and glossy the way they are supposed to. I highly recommend using the shortening!Thanks Kathy!"
"I must have forgotten to rate this recipe... I took it to friends where we having Christmas lunch. They were really good, not too sweet and just a nice change from all the heavy Christmas puddings. So easy to make and would be great on a cheese platter."
"I used apricots from Nutonline, which has the best dried fruit in the world. Also comes in a special pouch that allows you to add a little moisture if you need to. I have used lots of dried fruit before,but the ones from Nutsonline are truly superior. Their nuts and seeds are also excellent."
"I have to try this. It's like something I've tried in the past. Can I get the link to the log you spoke of for the yummy photos?"
"Fabulous! And so easy. They looked beautiful and tasted so good that I couldn't wait for them to set before sampling. I bought Sunshine dried apricots which were plump, moist and sweet. At the same time, I purchased a bag of Archer Farms dried apricots which were tough and dry. What a difference!"
"My Dad loves these. In fact everbody does in my family, but Dad gets a tin of these and a bunch of fudge almost every year as a present. He really likes good food and has always been spoiled by Mom and Grandma (both GREAT cooks). When I make these my husband has been known to get the experimental bug and start trying other dried fruit....as he puts it chocolate makes evrything taste good. Smaller fruits don't look as pretty, but they do taste good."
"Easy and elegant! Now that dark chocolate is supposed to be healthy, I am using it more. I mixed some bittersweet with semi-sweet. The sweetness of the apricots balanced it well. YUM!"
"These are sooo good and extremely easy. Thanks for such a great idea."
"I always add chocolate dipped apricots to my holiday cookie platters. They are a favorite with their tart/sweet flavor combo. Thanks for posting."
"Oh yummy! These looked so dainty on the platter! The chocolate worked out great. I used some chocolate I bought at the bulk store. I think it was milk chocolate... not sure. It was in big chunks and the colour looked right! I was shopping with my kids so no time was wasted looking at labels! lol I have to make these again for my Mom, she loves apricots! Thanks Kathy!"
"Can hardly believe I messed up a "beginner cook" recipe, but it seems I did somehow, by doubling the recipe. Fortunately I had more chips left, so I tried again without doubling it and with a great deal more success. I really loved the way these tasted too, so I have to give the recipe 5 stars. When I doubled the recipe I assumed it would take the chocolate more time to melt so I repeated the 30 minute interval time a few too many times. What happened was that the chocolate became dry (and somehow fluffy), so it didn't stick well to the apricots. When I tried again with 1/2 cup (repeating the 30 second cooking interval only twice), the chocolate stuck to the apricots perfectly well, albeit a bit thickly. As a result, a half cup of chips was only enough for about 15 apricots (which probably made it taste better!). My coworkers and I thank you, Kathy as I made it for our 2005 pre-Christmas food binge at work. "
"Quick, easy and tasty, what more could you ask for? Will be a great addition for Holiday gift baskets. Thanks Kathy!"
"Try these with white chocolate. My grandma's bunco friends fight over them when she makes them."
"Incredibly simple and tasty. I made these for a gathering and everyone loved them! At first I didn't add the shortening but after 1 or 2 apricots I realized that the chocolate was too thick and clumpy on the fruit. I added a little shortening and it thinned out enough so that the fruit was nicely coated. In my microwave I know it takes 2 minutes to get the chips hot enough to melt so I didn't do the intervals. When I finished the apricots I dipped strawberries, dried apple rings and dried pineapple chunks. Everyone loved the fruit. Thanks for sharing the secret."