One of my appetizers was dried apricots dipped in chocolate. The original recipe is from The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone.
I accidentally cooked the chocolate too long and it turned into a thick frosting-like glob, but was tasty nonetheless. I was so busy with the mega-cooking that I neglected to take many photos. Here is the only photo I have of them:
2 c chocolate chips ( I used dairy-free semi-sweet)
1/4 c maple syrup
2 tbsp oil (I used vegetable)
20-ish dried apricots
Put the chocolate chips, maple syrup, and oil in a double boiler (or bowl over boiling water.) Turn off heat and mix for 5-10 minutes until combined.
Dip the apricots in the chocolate and place on wax or parchment paper to chill. I actually chilled them in the garage. It was colder out there than in the refrigerator Also, there wasn’t any room in the fridge. 🙂 The chocolate hardened quickly and I stored them all in an air-tight container in the garage until the appetizer table was ready to go.
My picture doesn’t help much so here is one I didn’t take:
This is roughly how they should look. My chocolate was clumpy but it all mixes in your mouth and tastes great, so who cares?