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aRwEn
20-08-2006, 12:53 AM
Chocolate-Dipped Apricots from EatingWell.com.... a healthy snack.... ;)

1/3 cup sugar
2 strips lemon zest
1 cinnamon stick
1 cup water
24 dried apricots (about pound)
2 ounces bittersweet (not unsweetened) chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped peeled pistachios


1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper and place a wire rack on top.
2. Combine sugar, lemon zest, cinnamon stick, and water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 3 minutes. Add apricots and gently simmer just until tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer the apricots with a slotted spoon to a rack. Let cool completely.
3. Melt chocolate in a small metal bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water. Dip a poached apricot halfway into the chocolate, letting excess drip off. Sprinkle some chopped pistachios over the chocolate half and return the apricot to the rack. Repeat with the remaining apricots. Refrigerate until the chocolate has set, about 20 minutes.

Per piece: 43 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrate; 0 g protein; 1 g fiber; 0 mg sodium; 107 mg potassium.

mon
20-08-2006, 01:43 PM
Yummy Arwen. Have you tried bananas coated with chocolate? Seen it at a small stall inside Sunway Pyramid but did not try it.

I will, the next time, albeit the calories :D