Last weekend for the Memorial Holiday my husband and I drove to Reno, we spent most of the day in Virginia City. This is such an awesome little old time town, in some of the bars that we went into; we looked around and there were people that were dressed in the period western wear and also ladies in the period Victorian wear. To see that was really cool, because not only did they wear the clothes but they also played the part. My husband then took me to Grandma's Fudge Shop; I was told that this is the best candy shop in town. We did get a little chocolate mint fudge but what I fell in love with was their very large chocolate dipped dried apricots; they were out of this world good. My husband got one in milk chocolate and I of course had one in dark chocolate, at first bite I knew that we had to make some for the blog.
6 oz. - Bag Dried Apricots
1/2 C. - Ganache (recipe follows)
12 oz. - Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate Bars (chopped)
1 C. - Heavy Cream
Place the chopped chocolate into a glass bowl, heat the cream over medium high just until it boils. Remove cream from the heat and pour over the chocolate. Stir until well combined and the chocolate has melted and become glossy. Dip each apricot into the melted chocolate then place onto a baking sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper. Once all apricots have been dipped chill in the refrigerator to allow the chocolate to set.
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