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 all of them can be purchased at your local supermarket.

Makes 5 chocolates

5 dried apricots (I use unsulphured, brown apricots which are available in most supermarkets now)

50g very dark vegan chocolate

1 tablespoon pistachios (raw not salted)

¼ teaspoon ground cardamom (if you cannot get this use ground cinnamon or ginger instead)

5 brazil nuts

Lay a piece of baking parchment on a flat surface

Cut a slit in the top of each apricot

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

Grind the pistachios in a pestle and mortar, add the cardamom and mix well

Push a brazil nut into it

Dip the brazil nut end of each apricot into the chocolate

Place on the parchment

Sprinkle on the ground nuts

Allow to cool until the chocolate is completely solid