Recipe

Chocolate apricot balls

These perfect bite-sized treats of dried apricot and coconut dipped in chocolate are incredibly moreish - just try to stick to one...okay two...

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 10 mins cooking
  • Makes 26 Item
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Ingredients

Chocolate apricot balls
  • 1/2 cup (75g) dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup (45g) desiccated coconut
  • 2 tablespoon condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cup (225g) milk chocolate melts
  • 2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup (50g) dried apricots, extra

Method

Chocolate apricot balls
  • 1
    Line oven tray with baking paper.
  • 2
    Finely chop apricots. Mix apricots, coconut and condensed milk in small bowl until combined, cover and refrigerate 15 minutes.
  • 3
    Using hands, roll level teaspoons of the apricot mixture into balls and place in single layer on prepared tray. Refrigerate 15 minutes.
  • 4
    Combine chocolate and oil in small heatproof bowl and place bowl over small saucepan of simmering water, stirring until chocolate melts.
  • 5
    Push a toothpick into one ball and dip into chocolate mixture to coat all over, drain away excess chocolate and place on tray. Repeat with remaining balls and chocolate mixture. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • 6
    Cut extra apricots into 26 strips. Re-melt remaining chocolate and dip ends of apricot strips into chocolate, position on balls. Leave to set.

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