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Chocolate apricot balls
It only takes three ingredients and a few minutes to make these chocolate apricot balls, yet they look and taste incredible.
Desserts and sweet treats
Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Chocolate apricot, Chocolate apricot balls, Chocolate apricot recipe
Small mixing bowl
plus a single dried apricot cut into thin slivers
or cashews, or a mix of the two
Put the apricots and almonds in a heat-resistant bowl.
Pour the boiled water into the bowl, stir and leave to soak for 5 minutes. Drain.
Put the apricots and nuts in a blender. Blitz until they come together into a thick paste.
Take a tablespoon of the apricot mix and roll in into a ball. In total, you could get 12 balls. If you’d rather divide them by weight, they’ll weight about 27g (1 ounce) each.
Melt the chocolate in a small heat-resistant bowl the microwave or using a bain-marie.
Rest an apricot ball on a fork or slotted spoon lower it into the chocolate. Roll it in the chocolate gently to coat. Lift out of the chocolate, allow any excess to drip away.,
Place your coated ball onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper. Repeat until you have coated all 12 balls.
Top each ball with a sliver of apricot. Leave the chocolate to set.
These apricot chocolate balls could also be dipped into sprinkles or crushed up nuts while the chocolate is still melted for extra crunch. Why not experiment with milk or white chocolate too?
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