We’re willing to convince ourselves that dried apricots, pears and pineapples dipped in dark chocolate is a healthy option – please don’t disillusion us! Great for lunch box treats or nibbles with friends this weekend.
Chocolate Dipped Dried Fruit
Makes: 24 chocolates
Preparation time: 15 minutes, plus chilling
Cooking time: 5 minutes
250g/9oz dark chocolate, broken into pieces
24 pieces dried fruit, including apricots, pear and pineapple
1) In a small saucepan, heat the chocolate over a low heat until just melted, then remove from the heat and stir until smooth.
2) Wipe the dried fruit with paper towels, and dip each piece in the melted chocolate to cover halfway. (If the chocolate runs off without making a nice coating, leave it to cool for a few minutes, then try again.)
3) Place the dipped fruit on a baking tray lined with baking paper, and refrigerate for approximately 30 minutes until the chocolate has set.
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