Chocolate Dipped Dried Plums

Perfect for gift-giving

Authored by: California Dried Plum Board

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  • Cooking Time: Under 30 minutes
  • Serves: 12
  • Suitable Diets: Low Sodium, Vegetarian


  • 1 cup pitted dried plums
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsley chopped
  • Toppings Chopped nuts or candied ginger pieces
  • Fillings nuts, candied ginger, prepared almond paste or marzipan


Cut slit into side of each dried plum, stuff with small piece or portion of filling, as desired. Pinch to close shape to form round shape. Set aside. Place chocolate in small heatproof bowl, set in pot of hot not boiling water over low heat allow to melt, stirring occasionally until smooth. Chocolate should be fluid and barely warm. Remove from heat. Line baking sheet with aluminum foil or wax paper. Using fork, dip dried plums, 1 at a time, into chocolate drain excess. Place on prepared baking sheet decorate with toppings, as desired. Refrigerate immediately until set. When chocolate has hardened, transfer to jars or containers for giftgiving. Store, covered, in cool place, away from direct sun or heat.