Tu BiShvat is very close, and the markets and grocery stores are filled with all kinds of nuts and dried fruits. As someone who really loves dried fruits and nuts, I always keep a few kinds in my freezer. It’s a great snack by itself, but I also like to bake and make some treats with dried fruits.
These chocolate bars are so easy to make and make a great use to dried fruits and nuts. They are a kind of a quick version for Mandiant; a traditional French candy made of chocolate, nuts and dried fruits. This is the quickest version and it takes only a few minutes to prepare these. They are so delicious and can be made in various different ways, which make them the ultimate snack.
So, if you have a few dried fruits and nuts at home, and you want to make something delicious, quick and easy – these chocolate bars with dried fruits and nuts are perfect! They are vegan, gluten free, dairy free and simply perfect for hosting. I like to keep them in my freezer for up to a month, this way I can enjoy them whenever I crave something sweet.
Chocolate Bars with Dried Fruits and Nuts
For the chocolate bars:
- 100 grams dark chocolate
- 3-4 dried apricots
- A handful of cranberries
- A few roasted pistachios
Chop the chocolate and put in a bowl.
Dissolve in a microwave or over a double steam pot until fully melted.
Place a baking paper on a tray and with a teaspoon pour a little chocolate to create bars of about 3-4 cm in diameter.
Cut the apricots into small cubes and coarsely chop the pistachios.
Arrange apricots, cranberries, and pistachios on top of each chocolate bar.
Freeze for about an hour for complete stabilization and serve.
- These chocolate bars can also be prepared with milk or white chocolate.
- You can use any type of dried fruits and / or nuts that you like and combine the different types.
- Keep the bars in the freezer for up to a month in a closed container.
- Instead of making individual snacks, you can simply pour the melted chocolate on the baking paper in a uniform layer, spread the fruits and nuts and freeze to set. Then break into asymmetric pieces and serve.