Chocolate-Dipped Apricot & Walnut Candies

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Chocolate-dipped apricots & walnuts are delicious and elegant candies, which are surprisingly easy to make. All you need are three ingredients and a little bit of patience (for stuffing apricots with walnut halves) – but as a reward you will get amazingly delicious and very healthy dessert that looks festive enough to be served for special occasions!

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Also, these candies are so good for your health! One serving (3 candies) contains vitamin A (30% RDV), fiber (15% RDV) and only 143 calories. The only problem is that you absolutely can’t stop – they are really yummy! I made them twice already, and they were gone in a few hours ☺ But if you are not like us and can control yourself, then you can store these candies in a cool place for a few days (or weeks?).

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Ingredients:
Dry apricots – 12 pieces
Walnut halves – 12
Chocolate, sugar free – 1 bar (3.5 oz / 100 g) *

* After making candies, you’ll have about half of chocolate left, but I prefer to melt more of it for easier dipping.

1. Prepare a baking sheet or any other board with a flat surface by lining it with parchment paper (or aluminum foil).
2. Stuff apricots with walnut halves. A small note – if your apricots are too stiff you can soften them by soaking in water for a few hours ahead of time. Then dry them and stuff with walnuts. One more hint – feel free to replace walnut halves with chopped walnuts, it will make it easier to stuff apricots of any size.
3. Melt the chocolate in a small bowl. Dip each stuffed apricot in the chocolate, swirling it for even coverage. Place candies on the baking sheet / board and chill in a fridge for approximately 10 minutes. Serve and enjoy ☺

Bon appétit!

Basic information:
▪ Prep time: 10 min
▪ Total time: 20 min
▪ Serves: 4
▪ WW (Weight Watchers PointPlus) points = 4

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What are your favorite candies? Do you like the idea of healthy substitutes for your favorite desserts?

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