a bowl of Chocolate Dipped Prunes in front of chocolate dipped prunes on a platter

Chocolate Dipped Prunes

These chocolate dipped prunes are the perfect holiday snack. This healthier treat is a hit at holiday gatherings – and also a great hostess gift. Now that we think of it, you should probably make a double batch.

Mix and match

This recipe is endlessly customizable. Mix and match these ingredients to discover your favorite combo!

Fillings: nuts, candied ginger, prepared almond paste, peanut butter or marzipan

Toppings: chopped nuts, candied ginger pieces, sprinkles or candy decors

Chocolate coating: milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate

Perfect pairings

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a bowl of Chocolate Dipped Prunes in front of chocolate dipped prunes on a platter

Chocolate Dipped Prunes

Mix and match fillings and toppings to create your favorite versions of these Chocolate Dipped Prunes for holiday gifting or parties.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Holiday, Quick & Easy
Servings 12 servings
Calories 117 kcal


  • 1 cup pitted Prunes
  • Fillings: nuts candied ginger, prepared almond paste or marzipan
  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate coarsely chopped
  • Toppings: chopped nuts candied ginger pieces or candy decors


  • Cut slit into the side of each California Prune and stuff with small piece or portion of filling as desired. Pinch to close; shape to form round shape. Set aside.
  • Place chocolate in a small heatproof bowl, set in a 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 a fork, dip prunes, 1 at a time, into chocolate; drain excess. Place on prepared baking sheet; decorate with toppings, as desired. Refrigerate immediately until set.
  • When the chocolate has hardened, transfer to jars or containers for gift-giving.


Store, covered, in a cool place, away from direct sun or heat.
Tip: Melted white chocolate can be drizzled over chocolate-dipped prunes before adding toppings if desired.
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Calories: 117kcalCarbohydrates: 17gProtein: 1gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.2gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 2mgPotassium: 187mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 120IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 15mgIron: 1mg
Keyword candy, chocolate, gift, Holiday
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