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Homemade Fruit and Nut Chocolate

Indulge in this easy Homemade Fruit and Nut Chocolate made of creamy milk chocolate, dried cranberries, raisins, almonds, and walnuts. This delightful concoction combines the richness of chocolate with the natural sweetness of fruits and the crunch of nuts, creating a heavenly combination that is sure to delight your taste buds!

Homemade Fruit and Nut Chocolate So, why settle for ordinary chocolate when you can create your decadent delights at home? Homemade fruit & nut chocolate is a true masterpiece of flavors, textures, and creativity. Whether you’re looking for a special treat to impress your guests, a gift for friends and family, or simply want to indulge in a sweet escape, this delightful creation will transport you to a world of joy.

Homemade Fruit and Nut Chocolate BarkThere’s something truly magical about creating your chocolatey masterpieces at home. With homemade fruit & nut chocolate, you have the freedom to experiment and create unique flavor combinations that are tailored to your preferences. From tangy dried cranberries and sweet raisins to crunchy almonds and walnuts, the possibilities are endless. The art of blending these ingredients to form a harmonious symphony of flavors is what makes homemade fruit & nut chocolate such a sweet temptation.

Homemade Fruit and Nut Chocolate on a plate

Homemade Fruit and Nut Chocolate Ingredients

Not only is homemade fruit & nut chocolate a delight to your taste buds, but it also allows you to incorporate healthier ingredients into your sweet treats. By adding fruits and nuts, you’re not only enhancing the flavor but also adding a dose of nutrients to your indulgence. So, you can satisfy your craving guilt-free while enjoying the goodness of nature’s bounty.

So, grab your ingredients, unleash your imagination, and embark on a journey to savor the heavenly delights of homemade fruit & nut chocolate!

Here’s what you will need.

Chocolate – Basically, you can use any chocolate you like. I used milk chocolate and used up easter eggs chocolate. Try it with semi-sweet or dark chocolate, in particular, which is known for its antioxidants and potential health benefits.

Dried fruits – Combine any dried fruits you like. Raisins, dates, dried berries (cranberries, blueberries, strawberries) apricots, prunes, and peaches, which are popular ingredients. Alternatively, if available, dried orange peel, dried mango, and pineapple can be added.

Nuts – Combine any of these healthy nuts. Almonds, walnuts, cashews, hazelnuts, chestnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, and pistachios.

Homemade Fruit and Nut chocolate on a plate

How to make Homemade Fruit and Nut Chocolate

Preparing homemade fruit & nut chocolate is a fun and engaging activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Get everyone involved in the process – from selecting the ingredients to designing the molds. You can even personalize the chocolates by incorporating fun shapes or creating beautiful designs. The process of melting the chocolate, adding the fruits and nuts, and pouring it into molds is like a culinary adventure that will surely bring joy and excitement to your kitchen.

So, put on your apron and get ready to dive into a world of sweet temptations as we explore the art of homemade fruit & nut chocolate!

Step 1. Gather all your ingredients and prepare the mold and tray.

Step 2. Prepare the dried fruits and nuts.

To roast the raw nuts.

In a pan on medium heat. Stir and toss the raw nuts until lightly brown and toasty fragrant.

In the oven. Preheat at 350°F and roast for about 5 to 7 minutes.

In the air fryer. Preheat at 345°F and roast for about 2 to 3 minutes. While roasting the nuts, chop the dried fruits into small pieces.

In a small bowl, combine the chopped dried fruits and roasted chopped nuts. Add and divide in a silicone mold or ice cube tray. Set aside half of the dried fruits and nuts.

Homemade Fruit and Nut Chocolate prepStep 3. Tempering the Chocolate. In a heatproof bowl, add the chocolate and place on top of the saucepan with simmering water.

Note: The bowl mustn’t be in contact with simmering water. Also, ensure the water is not at a rapid boil or high temperature to prevent the chocolate from burning, giving a gritty texture.

Step 4. Mold and shape the chocolate. Once the chocolate is melted, pour the mixture into a lined baking tray and silicone mold with dried fruits and nuts. Spread it out evenly using a spatula. For the Homemade fruit and nut chocolate bark, add the rest of the dried fruits and nuts on top. Gently press using a spatula or by hand to adhere to the chocolate.

Homemade Fruit and Nut Chocolate prep 2Step 5. Let the fruit and nut chocolate cool to set. Place the tray and silicone mold in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to allow the chocolate to set.

Once set, carefully remove from the silicone mold and tray. Break the Homemade fruit and nut chocolate bark into bite-sized pieces.

Homemade Fruit and Nut Chocolates on a plateStoring

Store at room temperature in a cool dry place in an airtight container.

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Homemade Fruit and Nut Chocolate

This delightful Homemade Fruit and Nut Chocolate recipe combines the richness of chocolate with the natural sweetness of fruits and the crunch of nuts, creating a heavenly combination that is sure to delight your taste buds!
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade fruit and nut chocolate
Author: Maricel
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Chill: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings: 40

Watch How to Make It

Equipment

  • silicone mold
  • Baking tray

Ingredients

  • 500 g milk chocolate
  • 50 g dried cranberries or any dried berries chopped
  • 50 g raisins or dates, prunes, chopped
  • 50 g almonds or roasted nuts, chopped into small pieces
  • 50 g walnuts or any nuts roasted and chopped into small pieces

Instructions

  • Gather all your ingredients and prepare the mold and tray.
  • In a small bowl, combine the chopped dried fruits and roasted chopped nuts. Add and divide in a silicone mold or ice cube tray. Set aside half of the dried fruits and nuts.
  • Tempering Chocolate. In a heatproof bowl, add the chocolate and place on top of the saucepan with simmering water.
  • Once the chocolate is melted, pour the mixture into a lined baking tray and silicone mold with dried fruits and nuts. Spread it out evenly using a spatula.
    For the Homemade fruit and nut chocolate bark, add the rest of the dried fruits and nuts on top. Gently press using a spatula or by hand to adhere to the chocolate.
  • Place the tray and silicone mold in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to allow the chocolate to set.
  • Once set, carefully remove from the silicone mold and tray. Break the Homemade fruit and nut chocolate bark into bite-sized pieces.

Notes

Tempering chocolate - The bowl mustn't be in contact with simmering water. Also, ensure the water is not at a rapid boil or high temperature to prevent the chocolate from burning, giving a gritty texture.
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Fruit and Nut Chocolate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 86 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 62mg2%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 0.3IU0%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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