Healthy Chocolate Bark
Yes, this is good for you!
Dark chocolate, dried fruit and nuts? What could be better?
I have also made a version of this for Halloween or a fall party, using leaf-shaped candy sprinkles in addition to the fruit and pine nuts instead of cashews.
8 oz. dark chocolate chips (I used Hershey’s Special Dark)
8 oz. milk chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli)
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 cup cashew pieces
Place a piece of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Draw a 10”x14” rectangle on the paper; turn the paper over so the drawing side is down and set aside.
Place a stainless steel bowl over a medium saucepan containing 1 inch of simmering water. Place chocolate chips in the steel bowl and stir till completely melted; this should only take a couple of minutes.
Use a spatula to scrape the melted chocolate onto the parchment paper and spread it out until the rectangle is covered. Sprinkle the fruit and nuts evenly over the chocolate and press lightly to adhere.
Set aside in a cool place for 2 hours (or in the freezer for 10 minutes) to harden. Cut into 1”x2” pieces.
Those of you in cold climates can also put it outside to harden.