Apricot Pumpkin Chocolates: The Best Chocolate Dipped Fruit!

Apricot Pumpkin Chocolates: The Best Chocolate Dipped Fruit!

Posted by Chocolatier Jason Vishnefske on 24th Oct 2016

Chocolate dipped apricots rolled in pumpkin seeds create one of the best flavor combinations. Enjoy with wine at dinner or even serve at breakfast with a cup of tea. The benefits of eating healthy and unique flavor combination will hook you.

Apricots, faintly tart with subtle sweetness and floral flavors harmonize perfectly with our Rainforest Milk Chocolate couverture. The exquisite Rainforest milk chocolate has a natural red hue which is directly related to the exotic cocoa beans we use in making this chocolate. Not too sweet due to high cocoa content and with robust dark cocoa flavors, hand dipped apricot pumpkin chocolates have a savory flavor and seem more like a healthy food then a chocolate dessert.  

Apricots were first brought to California by Spanish missions in 1792, these beautiful little stone fruit have become a California favorite. Grown in the backyards of Santa Barbara homes, the apricot has become a part of our daily cuisine.

Apricots are called one of the world's healthiest foods. The reason why is they are packed with vitamin C and even the antioxidant Quercetin! Carotenoids for your eyes and antioxidants like catechins make apricots a delightful choice. 

Pumpkin seeds are amazing from what we see and they should be considered a superfood. Used a lot in Spanish cooking, pumpkin seeds are now becoming more mainstream here in the USA.  

Pumpkin seeds have over 30 grams of protein in a serving size of 100 grams! In that same serving you get 6.5 grams of fiber and over 200% of the USRDA of manganese. They are full of omega-3 oils and even have tryptophan to help with a restful sleep. Some websites even talk about pumpkin seeds benefitting prostate health and immune support.  

Watch our video for the easy to make chocolate dipped fruit recipe: