Chocolate Chia Apricots

Chocolate Chia Apricots

I have to apologize for these photos. I had no idea how to photograph something like this! Putting the apricots all jumbled together didn’t work, because you couldn’t really tell what they were. Laying them out flat just didn’t look very appealing. Gah! These apricots are yummy – you’ll just have to take my word for it, ok?!

I usually have a stash of chocolate covered almonds in the fridge for when I need a “healthier” chocolate treat, but I like to switch things up sometimes, so I started thinking of what else I could cover in chocolate. This is what I spend my time thinking about, people. It’s true. I have really been craving those Glosette rasisins, and was SOOO hoping the boys would get some fun-sized boxes of them during Halloween, but no such luck. As dedicated as I am to creating delicious things, I didn’t feel like dipping individual raisins in chocolate, so apricots became the star of the show instead.

Ta-da!

chocolate chia apricots

It only made sense to go one step further and jazz up the apricots with a combo of hemp and chia seeds. You could definitely just do all hemp or all chia if you have a preference, but the combo is good! Plus they look nice πŸ™‚

You may notice that the apricots I used aren’t of the bright orange variety – I do love those ones, but I’ve been buying the natural, un-sulphured apricots lately. I definitely think these would look soooo much prettier had I used those lovely bright orange apricots! Ah well.

chocolate chia apricots
So, Halloween is over and it’s now November. I know as a society we are always remarking on how fast the time goes, but seriously. The time is going so fast!!! Hattie is 6 months and we’re only a couple months away from Christmas. It’s nuts! I’m trying to stop and enjoy the stages and phases, even amidst the chaos. Some days are easier to allow for that than others.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Chocolate Chia Apricots

Prep

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Total

Yield 30 dipped apricots

Add a little crunchy love to a favourite dried fruit by dipping them in chocolate and then a mixture of chia and hemp seeds!

Ingredients

  • 3 oz dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. hemp seeds
  • 2 tbsp. chia seeds
  • 30 dried apricots*

Instructions

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chopped chocolate in the microwave by heating it in 30 second increments, stirring between each interval.
  2. In a small dish, combine the hemp and chia seeds.
  3. Grab the apricots, one at a time, and dip them into the melted chocolate to coat 2/3 of the apricot and then dip it into the hemp/chia seeds. Place the apricot on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat these steps until all of the apricots are coated. Place the baking sheet in the fridge for at least an hour, or until the chocolate has hardened. Remove, and enjoy!Β 

Apricots can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for 2-3 weeks.

Notes

  1. The apricots you see pictured are organic, unsulphured apricots. This recipe would be just as delicious (if not more) with the bright orange variety of apricot you're used to seeing in the stores!
Add a little crunchy love to a favourite dried fruit by dipping them in chocolate and then a mixture of chia and hemp seeds!
 

32 Comments

  1. Oh I feel your pain. Why can’t all food be as naturally cute and photograph-able as cupcakes? But I think your pics turned out great–I’d like to grab a few apricots off the screen to go with my tea right now :). I love the addition of seeds for a little crunch. Have a great weekend, Katherine!

  2. Such a quick and easy and yummy snack! For the win!! And your Hattie is such a doll πŸ™‚ XOXO

  3. No apology needed, Katherine! I think your photos looks great! And what a fun snack. I need to try these immediately!

  4. Your pictures look amazing!

  5. What a treat alright! I love dried apricots no matter what their color.

  6. crumbtopbaking

    Your pics make those apricots look very enticing Katherine! But I know how you feel. There are just certain foods I struggle with shooting, and it’s so frustrating because you know it tastes good! I’ve been buying the un-sulphured apricots too. Love them for baking and energy bites! These are definitely my kind of treats. Love that you dipped them in both chia and hemp seeds. Extra goodness right there! Happy weekend friend!

    • Thank you Leanne, I appreciate that! Yes! It is so frustrating – it could be an amazing dish or snack but the pictures just don’t do it justice. I like the taste of the natural apricots too, it would be perfect for an energy bite. Hope you had a great weekend! XO

  7. Totally understand you ! There is so much food so tasty, healthy, beautiful and everything and I just cannot catch the beauty of it. But ! Your photos are nor bad at all. On contrary ! Will definitely enjoy apricots !

  8. this looks like such a tasty snack! love that you dipped them into chia seeds – that crunch is so addictive (:

  9. This looks like such a great snack Katherine, and healthy too, something we are going to need after stuffing our faces with all the festive cakes and cookies and food. I love this recipe, because apricots are really my favourite dried fruit and dipping it in chocolate and chia and hemp seeds really sound amazing…thank you for the recipe, these I would love to try.

    • Haha, yes! I am seeing all of the holiday desserts and snacks popping up all over social media and I won’t be able to resist it all! It’s good to have a healthier little treat handy to curb that sweet tooth!! Thank you Ashika, I hope you give it a try!

  10. Oooh, such a simple, yummy treat! I happen to adore dried apricots whether bright orange or not!

  11. These look delicious!! I like to take along prunes to work, but these would be a step up and a fantastic alternative. Plus they would help my keep my hands out of the candy jar on my desk! πŸ™‚

  12. Such a fabulous healthy snack idea that both kids and adults can enjoy! I always restrict myself to date snacks and forget other dried goodness. I so love this idea – sweet, chewy, tart, chocolatey, crunchy and most importantly amazingly healthy!! My kinda treat:)

  13. You don’t need to apologize for these photos — these look delicious! I’m a huge fan of all of these ingredients and I would completely devour these! This is a brilliant idea. πŸ™‚

  14. Oh my gosh, Katherine! We share the same β€œhealthy snack” – chocolate covered almonds! I go for the salted ones, myself. But these look like a brilliant change of pace! I agree the unsulphured are better and the others prettier, but what are you going to do? I’ll always choose the flavorful ones, the unsulphured. Thanks for the inspiration!

  15. Lila Ruth's

    They look absolutely delicious! πŸ˜€ A healthy snack and guilty pleasure in one, I can just taste the tart apricot with the chocolate, so yummy!

  16. It’s so funny to me that you’re apologizing for the photos, when after only one look, I was seriously wishing I could reach out and grab one of these beauties! I particularly love that you used natural apricots – their color is particularly lovely in this context.

  17. Love these healthy bites and chocolate is included! Yes!! I’d eat these up in no time!

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