Chocolate pistachio apricots

This is a simple quick recipe that is ideal for a dinner party. It looks very decadent and elegant yet it takes literally minutes to prepare. No unusual ingredients....so all of them can be purchased at your local supermarket.

 

 

Makes 2 portions

 

5 brazil nuts

5 dried apricots (use unsulphured, I use Crazy Jacks which is available in most supermarkets now)

50g very dark vegan chocolate

1T pistachios (raw not salted)

1/4t ground cardamom (if you cannot get this use cinnamon or ginger instead)

 

Lay a piece of baking parchment on a flat surface

Melt the chocolate in a glass bowl in a pan of boiling water

Cut a slit in the top of each apricot

Push a brazil nut into it

Dip each apricot into the chocolate, dip the brazil nut end

Place on the parchment

Grind the pistachios in a pestle and mortar, add the cardamom and sprinkle

Allow to cool until the chocolate is completely solid