Chocolate Bark Fruit and Nut Candy

Friday, December 14, 2012
Who can resist an easy decadent slab of chocolate, with either bittersweet, milk, or white smooth melted chocolate, mixed with a various assortment of with nuts, fruits or other candy?.


This easy confection is made up of pistachios, dark chocolate, nuts, raisins, and whatever else your heart desires.


We often make this at Christmas time for those hard-to-buy folks but surely they love their candy.


Try some of our experimental additions and make this you own bark candy creation these super simple instructions will have everyone asking you for your recipe.


This is just a guideline to follow so substitute whatever your family and friends like in the recipe.


The kids love to help dump in the ingredients and it's a great first lesson in cooking and how to invent recipes on their own.


Check out our favorite mix suggestions and scroll to the bottom to our printable instructions
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Festive or Just Everyday Snacks




This bark candy is great for any occasion even white chocolate tinted for a wedding theme, baby shower and so much more.



We have made this breast cancer awareness fundraisers, sporting events, and just about any kind of event, it's needed for it's such a crowd-pleaser.



When picking out the chocolate we always buy a good grade and the rule is if you like it eating it before it's melted, then it's a winner for the recipe.



You may also like to try our Mason Jar Gift Giving Ideas for all your holiday needs with includes a free download of printable recipes and labels.



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Ingredients You Will Need(see below recipe card for measurements)

  • fruits, nuts, cereal, pretzels, crackers, coated colorful candies
  • White, Milk, or Dark Chocolate, Mint, Peanut Butter, Butterscotch or another favorite
  • butter, vanilla, cinnamon
  • Garnishes and Suggestions: Holiday-themed colored sprinkles or nonpareils, chopped nuts, coconut, chopped dried fruits, chopped candy bars, mini chocolate chips, popcorn, marshmallows, red and green candied cherries, or other holiday-colored candies like crushed peppermint sticks, Halloween candy, etc
  • Optional Food Coloring for white chocolate to make it pastels or another color you prefer besides white.



chocolate bark candy



Other Tip Suggestions:


  • mix in melted white or milk chocolate
  • top while warm with colorful sprinkles or sugars
  • add mini marshmallows for garnish for a rocky road style bark
  • add popped corn
  • garnish with chocolate chips, peanut butter, or mint chips
  • add assorted nuts, sunflower, or pumpkin seeds
  • add coconut
  • use any colorful miniature crackers, graham crackers,  broken cookies or any cereals you prefer
  • dried fruits
  • melt chocolate in 30-second increments be careful not to burn it
  • store in cool dry places in tightly covered containers
  • work quickly to spread out on a cookie sheet, the chocolate hardens quickly and if using sprinkles you need to be fast before it cools
  • use only good grade chocolate or it will ruin the taste of the whole snack mix


melted chocolate


Holiday Ideas

  1. Tint white chocolate to match the holiday or party 
  2. Colorful sugars can be used
  3. Other candy can be added like crushed peppermint
  4. Add to mason jars for gift-giving
  5. Perfect for any Fall adding candy corn pumpkin candies holidays IE Halloween, Thanksgiving Patriotic colors
  6. Use flavored chocolates like mint, peanut butter, butterscotch, white, or milk chocolate
  7. The candy will keep fresh and delicious for up to 1 week and needs to be stored covered in a cool area  
  8. This candy bark is perfect for fundraisers, parties, and all holiday
  9. Use miniature muffin tins to make small rounds for a no-bake style candy for cookie trays 



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Great for Gifts




If you were looking for a fun family project that teaches kids how to cook or love to make homemade gifts for hard-to-buy folks, this is perfect.


It's not only easy to make but truly addicting for any chocolate lovers and just remember anything can be added to tailor this to your recipient.


No matter what you decide to add to this delicious snack mix/bark candy, it looks great in a see-through mason jar or fun-shaped box just get creative.


By the way, this is not pet friendly, we just happened to have a nosey cat that likes to check out everything we do (she didn't really touch any of our candy, it was just fun to watch her)
our nosey cat Catrina sniffing the bark candy in a bowl on the patio



Chocolate Bark Fruit and Nut Candy

Chocolate Pistachio Fruit and Nut Bark

Yield: 4
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 9 MinCook time: 4 MinTotal time: 13 Min
A delicious assortment of fruits and nuts in a thin layer of melted chocolate. A very versatile recipe that can be adapted with whatever you prefer in it. Perfect for gift giving.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Dried Cranberries
  • 1/4 cup Green Chopped Cherries in halves
  • 1/4 cup Red Chopped Cherries in halves
  • 1/4 cup Dried Apricots chopped
  • 1/4 cup Yellow Raisins
  • 1/2 cup Whole Pistachios
  • 1 cup Whole Almonds
  • 18 ounces Good Grade Dark Chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave stirring every minute until melted.
  2. Add the cinnamon, vanilla, and butter.
  3. Add all the fruits and then the nuts last. Mix until all coated.
  4.  With an offset spatula, quickly spread the mixture out on parchment paper.
  5.  Place in the refrigerator for a few hours until set. 
  6. Break into pieces.
  7.  Store in a plastic container or mason jars for gift giving. 
  8. Will keep up to three weeks or longer when stored in the refrigerator..

Notes:

Holiday Ideas

  1. Tint white chocolate to match the holiday or party 
  2. Colorful sugars can be used
  3. Other candy can be added like crushed peppermint
  4. Add to mason jars for gift-giving
  5. Perfect for any Fall adding candy corn pumpkin candies holidays IE Halloween, Thanksgiving Patriotic colors
  6. Use flavored chocolates like mint, peanut butter, butterscotch, white, or milk chocolate
  7. The candy will keep fresh and delicious for up to 1 week and needs to be stored covered in a cool area  
  8. This candy bark is perfect for fundraisers, parties, and all holiday
  9. Use miniature muffin tins to make small rounds for a no-bake style candy for cookie trays 




Other Tip Suggestions:


  • mix in melted white or milk chocolate
  • top while warm with colorful sprinkles or sugars
  • add mini marshmallows for garnish for a rocky road style bark
  • add popped corn
  • garnish with chocolate chips, peanut butter, or mint chips
  • add assorted nuts, sunflower, or pumpkin seeds
  • add coconut
  • use any colorful miniature crackers, graham crackers, broken cookies or any cereals you prefer
  • dried fruits
  • melt chocolate in 30-second increments be careful not to burn it
  • store in cool dry places in tightly covered containers
  • work quickly to spread out on a cookie sheet, the chocolate hardens quickly and if using sprinkles you need to be fast before it cools
  • use only good grade chocolate or it will ruin the taste of the whole snack mix






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3 comments

  1. Is it wrong that I want a plate of this for breakfast, Claudia? Your fur baby is darling.

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  2. I love making peppermint bark but this sounds delicious. All these ingredients with chocolate what could be better!

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