Trick or TREAT
Off to the store for supplies. First stop, whole foods for organic dried apricots. Next, on to Trader Joe’s to get my favorite dark chocolate (Be advised, I did force myself to enjoy dark chocolate over milk to get more nutrients and not feel so bad about woofing down a square... or four). Once I had my supplies I got all ready to melt and dip.
Since I make peppermint bark each year for Holiday Handouts, I am no stranger to melting. I am not real fancy so I don’t have one of those double boil melter things (note from Nic: a double boiler is easy to make if you have a small pot and a glass or metal bowl - just add an inch of water in the pot, top with the bowl, and add your chocolate to melt), I just use the good ole’ microwave. I took three squares, placed in a small glass bowl and heated for 30 seconds. Take out and stir, another 30 seconds. Take out and stir. When it was fully melted, I took three more squares and you guessed it heated for 30 seconds. You won’t believe what I did next, yup... stirred. You get how to do it? Pretty simple. Once I was all melted and ready to dip, I grabbed an apricot and dipped it half way into the chocolate. I then placed the gooey colorful treat on my wax paper covered cutting board to keep it from losing ANY of that yummy chocolate.
I dipped and placed until I was all out of apricots and then popped them in the fridge to harden right up.
The next day I was left with the most beautiful quasi-healthy Halloween Treat ever!!