Chocolate Fruit Bark

Chocolate Fruit Bark

Almost any dried fruit works well for this decadent treat.

12 oz (375 mL) high-quality dark chocolate, at least 70% cocoa, chopped
1/2 cup (125 mL) golden raisins
1/2 cup (125 mL) dried tart cherries
1/2 cup (125 mL) dried mango, chopped
1/2 cup (125 mL) cashews, chopped
1/2 tsp (2 mL) cinnamon
1/8 tsp (0.5 mL) cayenne or chili powder (optional)
1/4 tsp (1 mL) ginger powder (optional)

Line a rimmed baking sheet with wax paper or lightly greased parchment paper.
In metal bowl, over saucepan of simmering water, melt chocolate until very smooth. Stir in half the dried fruit and cashews, plus the spices.

Spread chocolate mixture onto baking sheet. Sprinkle with remaining dried fruit and press gently to adhere.

Chill in refrigerator until firm, about 30 minutes.

Break into pieces of desired size.

Serves 10.

Each serving contains: 311 calories; 3 g protein; 16 g total fat (8 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 39 g carbohydrates; 4 g fibre; 10 mg sodium

Source: “Sweet Nutrition“, alive #339, January 2011

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