Chocolate Fruit & Nut Bites
Showcase your creativity with these easy-to-customize dark chocolate dried fruit and nut bites! These delicious treats are a wonderful way to use up dried fruit and nuts at home while creating a healthful dessert or snack option! These can be a fun, healthy treat to make with kids and can also be gifted as an eye-catching holiday treat.
Try the recipe below or consider using other options for toppings such as crystallized ginger, candied lemon or orange peels, golden raisins, dried apricots, dried cherries, dried figs, pistachios, almonds, pecans, peanuts, hazelnuts, flax seeds, etc. The variations are endless!
Servings: 12 servings
Serving Size: 1 bite/disc
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
200 grams (or two 3.5 oz bars) 70% cocoa dark chocolate, chopped or broken into squares
3-5 kinds of dried fruits and nuts: 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds
2 Tbsp chopped walnuts
1/4 cup dried cranberries
1/4 cup dried raisins
Using a double boiler method or microwave, melt the chocolate. If using the double boiler method, add a couple inches of water to a pot and place heat-proof bowl or double boiler pot on top making sure it does not touch the water. Using low or medium heat, melt chocolate in batches, stirring continuously with a rubber spatula until the chocolate is completely smooth. If microwaving, add chocolate to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals until chocolate is completely melted and smooth when stirred.
Line a cookie sheet or sheet pan with parchment paper. Using a tablespoon measuring spoon, form small discs (about 1-2 inches in diameter) with melted chocolate.
Immediately add chopped nuts, seeds, and dried fruit to chocolate.
Place tray with decorated chocolate discs in the fridge to set for about 30 minutes. When ready to serve, remove chocolate bites from parchment paper using a spatula. Store in fridge. Enjoy!
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