Sweet and delectable Chocolate Covered Almond Apricot Tassies will add the final touch to your party. Make this recipe today!
Line small muffin cups (1-3/4 inches/4.5 cm in diameter) with paper baking cups.
Combine crumbs, almonds and cocoa in large bowl. Add sweetened condensed milk, apricots, cherries and almond extract; mix well. Refrigerate 30 minutes. Roll mixture into 1-inch (2.5 cm) balls; press into prepared muffin cups.
Place milk chocolate chips and shortening in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100%) 1-1/2 minutes; stir. If necessary, microwave at HIGH an additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after each heating, just until chips are melted when stirred. Spoon 1 tsp (5 mL) melted chocolate over each filled cup. Refrigerate until chocolate is set. Store, covered, in refrigerator.
For an even greater burst of chocolate taste, substitute HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Baking Chips with HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Chunks.