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FRUITY CHOCOLATE ALMOND BARK

Claire Sanders

Posted on October 13 2017

FRUITY CHOCOLATE ALMOND BARK
How about a clean treat for those days - you just need a little bit of chocolate!!

Dark chocolate is high in antioxidants and can be lower in sugar than other treats. Add in a handful of healthy nuts and berries and this will satisfy any snacking cravings you may have!!

INGREDIENTS (16-18 servings)
. 1 cup toasted almonds or pecans, coarsely chopped
. Handful of finely chopped Gogi Berries / dried fruit
. 1/2 cup dried cherries or chopped dried fruit, coarsely chopped
. 6 oz dark chocolate (60%-70%, or higher), finely chopped
. ¼ tsp cinnamon
. ½ tsp espresso powder, optional

DIRECTIONS

1. In a medium bowl, toss together the almonds and the dried fruit. Line a baking sheet with waxed or parchment paper.

2. Melt the chocolate in the microwave on low power or until melted, but not thick. It may take from 1-2 minutes depending on the power of the microwave. Or use a double boiler to melt the chocolate. Stir in the fruit, nuts and cinnamon. Add espresso powder if desired.

3. Drop by teaspoonful for clusters, or pour onto parchment paper lined baking pan and spread evenly. Refrigerate until firm and store in air tight container in refrigerator.

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