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Add a little crunchy love to a favorite dried fruit! These chia chocolate dipped apricots are a healthier treat the whole family will love!

Chocolate Chia Apricots

*Please note* this post was originally published in 2018 but I’ve since redone the post text.

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 dipped apricots were born!

chocolate chia apricots

How do you make chia chocolate dipped apricots?

You can probably guess already how to make these – it’s so simple! 

Since the chocolate itself is such a delicious combo, 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™‚

To make these apricots, melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and add the hemp and chia seeds to a small dish. You will also want to have a parchment-lined baking sheet at the ready before you start dipping!

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! 

chocolate chia apricots

Do you have to use un-sulphured apricots for this recipe?

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.

You can definitely make this recipe using either!

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!

Some of my other favorite easy healthier treats and recipes:

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chia chocolate dipped apricots

Chia Chocolate Dipped Apricots


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  • Author: Katherine
  • Total Time: 1 hours 20 minutes
  • Yield: 30 dipped apricots 1x

Description

Add a little crunchy love to a favorite dried fruit! These chia chocolate dipped apricots are a healthier treat the whole family will love!


Ingredients

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  • 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!

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!
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: snacks
  • Method: microwave
  • Cuisine: american
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Chia Chocolate Dipped Apricots

About Katherine

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36 Comments

  1. 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™‚

    1. Oh, I love prunes. My kids love them too so I have to limit their intake, haha! AAh yes, these would be a good deterrent to the candy jar!!

  2. 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:)

    1. Thank you Maria! I use a TON of dates in my snacks too, so apricots are definitely a nice change. I think you’d love these! Hope you had a great weekend!

  3. 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™‚

    1. Ah, thanks Marcie! Sometimes the taking photos part of this blog is gig is so hard. I think you’d love these, too! Cheers!

  4. 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!

    1. Loooove chocolate covered almonds. I’m glad I’m not alone!! It is nice to switch it up sometimes, but I usually end up back at the almonds πŸ˜‰ You’re welcome! Cheers, friend!

  5. 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!

    1. Yes, that’s a great way to describe them Catherine! It goes very well together πŸ™‚ Thanks for the comment my friend!

  6. 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.

    1. Well thank you so much!! I’m happy to hear that, I wasn’t very fond of the photos but I just had to post it anyway! I do love the natural apricots – their flavour is so perfect with the chocolate! πŸ™‚