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Nut Fruit Bark

Here's a sophisticated version of fruit bark. Dark chocolate turns into a rich mocha flavor with the espresso powder. If you're a fan of sweet-salty tidbits, make sure to use the sea salt. —Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    1-1/2 pounds

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1/2 cup dried cherries or blueberries
  • 1/2 cup macadamia nuts, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped cashews
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt, optional

Directions

  • Line the bottom and sides of a 15x10x1-in. baking pan with parchment; grease the paper and set aside.
  • In a double boiler or metal bowl over hot water, melt chocolate; stir until smooth. Stir in espresso powder and half the cherries and nuts. Spread into prepared pan; top with remaining cherries and nuts (pan will not be full). Sprinkle with salt if desired. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm.
  • Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container.
Nutrition Facts
1 ounce: 147 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 26mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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