Sunday, March 4, 2012

Dark Chocolate Covered Apricots:

      On wednesday I made my weekly jaunt over to the Santa Cruz farmer's market. I am never able to leave empty handed and this time I walked home with an armful of fresh cut flowers, a pound of raw almonds, and a couple bars of artisan dark chocolate. I knew that the moment I got home I would be dipping these moist and tangy apricots into the melted dark chocolate for a simple recipe that brings together two complex flavors. As a bonus chocolate dipped apricots can be prepared as fast as they can be eaten. Here's how:

-Dark Chocolate
-Dried Apricots
(It's really important to use the best ingredients for this recipe!)

Getting started:
1: Melt chocolate in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl

2: Dip apricots into the chocolate half way and place on a sheet of parchment paper. 

3: Let set in the fridge until the chocolate is hardened, then serve!

       Apricots (much like bananas and oranges) are high in both vitamin A and vitamin C, as well as potassium. They are also the ideal fruit to consume if you are anaemic as apricots contains lots of iron. Plus a half a dozen apricots will only cost you about 100 calories! Consuming dark chocolate may also help lower your blood pressure as well. What I'm trying to say is... not only is this snack savory and delicious but also incredibly health conscience! 



  1. yum yum i love this....kisses

  2. Yummy! I've never tried dried apricots with chocolate, but they must be really good!

  3. these look so delicious! deffs going to try this xx

  4. These look nice!


  5. oh yuuuum ! you made me hungry <3

  6. I love anything covered in chocolate. Count me in!
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  7. YUM! these look delicious.
    i love your blog, now following :)

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  8. Mmm, definitely going to try this out! My dad and I are huge chocoholics, so this will at least make us feel less guilty when we treat ourselves :)
    Haha, thanks for sharing this wonderful treat!

  9. Oyum! this is perfect for my sweet tooth! Not too much chocolate that I'd feel guilty ;D

    Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such thoughtful comments, hope you’ll be back to see my latest designs!

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  10. omg, they certainly do look savory and delicious. thanks for sharing, love. I hope you had a fabulous weekend. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear what you think of my latest outfit post. xo

  11. My dearest and sweetest Nico, once again you struck a chord with my taste :) I´m a sucker for dried apricots, and don´t even get me started on chocolate :D this is a must-try, definitely!
    And sweetie, thank you so much for your adorable comment on my Friday´s post, your words really mean a lot to me. You are one of the seetest people I´ve "met" through blogging. I hope one day we could meet live as well :)

    Lots of love

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

  12. This looks like such a yummy treat!


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