Fruit and Nut Chocolate Bark

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Your favorite trail mix has been transformed into the ultimate candy bar in this Fruit and Nut Chocolate Bark with swirled layers of white and dark chocolate, studded with dried fruits, and crunchy nuts.

Salty, sweet, crunchy, chewy, and CHOCOLATE are all covered in this beautiful and easily adaptable holiday treat.

Fruit and Nut Chocolate Bark recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

 

 

 

Chocolate Bark Recipes

One of my favorite things about chocolate bark is the versatility of it.

Need a last-minute hostess gift? Take five minutes before getting ready for dinner and stir together a batch of chocolate bark.

It will harden in the fridge in less than an hour. Slice it, bag or box it, and you’ll have a one of a kind gift that everyone will love.

Need a quick dessert? Chill a batch in the refrigerator before dinner and break it apart as you brew some coffee or pour wine after dinner.

Chewy Caramel Turtle Bark, Peppermint Bark, and Rocky Road Chocolate Bark are two more great bark recipes that make excellent gifts and treats for the holiday trays.

Candy Making

While we were in Ecuador with World Vision earlier this year, we helped the women we met make candies to sell.

Living here in the states, it’s easy to take for granted the conveniences found in most kitchens: a microwave, refrigerator, stovetop, and oven – not to mention easily accessible clean drinking water from the faucets in our homes.

World Vision Trip to Ecuador 2019

I was reminded of my time in Ecuador while I made this super easy recipe for Christmas candy. The fact that I am able to make something this delicious and simple in so little time isn’t lost on me right now.

In my mind, food and togetherness are forever linked. I love sharing meals and snacks with friends and this Fruit and Nut Bark is a perfect hostess gift you can make in batches to gift to friends when you visit them over the holidays.

There are many food-related ways to give through World Vision’s Gift Catalog such as providing a family with a goat or chickens. I encourage you to choose the one that inspires you, feature it in your holiday meal, and give back as part of your family tradition!

World Vision Trip to Ecuador 2019

For some more ideas on how to add magic to your Christmas season with meaningful foods and gift choices, check out my friends’ posts and recipes that were inspired by our time in Ecuador: Rebecca has Pumpkin Cheesecake Milkshakes, Meseidy has Puerto Rican Fried Rice, and Matthew has a baby kale salad.

You can also sign up to be Chosen. It is an amazing opportunity to empower a child to take hold of their future.

World Vision Tip to Ecuador 2019

Fruit and Nut Chocolate Bark

  1. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Place the dark chocolate chips in a microwave-safe glass bowl or measuring cup.

  2. Heat for 1 minute, at 50% power, stir and heat an additional 30 seconds, stir again until smooth. Pour the chocolate across the lined baking sheet and spread it out with a spatula.

  3. Wipe the bowl clean and repeat the melting process with the white chocolate chips.

  4. Pour the white chocolate over the dark and use the end of a spoon or a spatula to swirl the two chocolates together.

  5. Sprinkle with the chopped fruits and nuts. Let the chocolate harden at room temperature or in the refrigerator.

  6. Cut the bark into pieces once it has set. Store at cool room temperature or in the refrigerator.

Fruit and Nut Chocolate Bark is perfect for holiday gifts - by Barefeet In The Kitchen

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Fruit and Nut Chocolate Bark

Fruit and Nut Chocolate Bark

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Recipe inspired by The View from Great Island
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Servings: 12 -18 servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup roughly chopped pecans and walnuts
  • 1/3 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat. Place the dark chocolate chips in a microwave safe glass bowl or measuring cup. Heat for 1 minute, at 50% power, stir and heat an additional 30 seconds, stir again until smooth. Pour the chocolate across the lined baking sheet and spread it out with a spatula.
  • Wipe the bowl clean and repeat the melting process with the white chocolate chips. Pour the white chocolate over the dark and use the end of a spoon or a spatula to swirl the two chocolates together. Sprinkle with the chopped fruits and nuts. Let the chocolate harden at room temperature or in the refrigerator. Cut the bark into pieces once it has set. Store at cool room temperature or in the refrigerator. Enjoy!

Notes

Nut allergies? just skip them and add a handful more fruit. Not a fan of dried fruits? Use more nuts. Prefer smooth instead of crunchy chocolate? Swirl the chocolates together, skip the fruits and the nuts, and cut them into bite-size pieces for a classy chocolate finish to any meal. The options are endless!
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{originally published 11/30/14 – recipe notes and photos updated 12/16/19}

Fruit and Nut Chocolate Bark is so easy to make and it's perfect for holiday gifting too!

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Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Angel says

    I really love sweets. The recipe looks so delicious and tasty, not only that it looks so healthy and can be part of your diet that serves as your snacks. I will recommend this to my friends. Thanks

  2. Rebecca says

    I made this last night. It was easy and delicious. My question is what causes the 2 layers of chocolate to separate when cutting? It did not occur for all of the pieces, but it did occur on several of them. Thank you for sharing!5 stars