I think it depends on their Glycemic Index. I consider wild choke cherries one of the most valuable foods I have access to. I pit them and make sun dried fruit leather every summer.
Don't know about you, but in my experience, I can make a bag of dried blueberries disappear so I avoid them
I would say dried fruit in very limited quantities might be okay as a very infrequent treat, assuming you can find what you want without added sugar -- maybe dried apricots (dried apples?), since they rarely have added sweetener? In any case, the sugar is very concentrated even in unsweetened dried fruit, so I can't see how they could be anything but orange or yellow at best. Like Kristy stated, one can sure make dried fruit disappear quickly
I have definitely indulged in dried fruit from time to time as there is a giant section of it at work. When I do, I always go for the preservative-free prunes, or unsweetened/unsulfured dark cherries. In other words, if you feel the need, then go for the most pure version with the least additives/sweeteners and you will be fine.
My problem - I indulge. Best to leave alone. That being said, i have some apricots right now. Raisins are a no-no as are pretty much everything else.
They're just too high in sugar, which I need for certain occasions (like post workout), but not my ideal.