Fruit and Nut Chocolate Bark

Gluten-free and No Bake, this Fruit and Nut Chocolate Bark is a fun, decadent tasting, healthy-ish snack or dessert! Made with two types of chocolate -- Dark Chocolate and White Chocolate, and topped with lots of dried fruits, nuts and seeds, it has the most delicious and satisfying mix of flavors and textures! Customizable to tastes and dietary needs.

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Fruit and Nut Chocolate Bark

Easy, Wholesome and Delicious!

This gluten-free Fruit and Nut Chocolate Bark is a fun, decadent tasting, healthy-ish chocolate snack or dessert!

Made with 2 types of chocolate – dark chocolate and white chocolate, and topped with lots of dried fruits, nuts and seeds, it has the yummiest and most satisfying mix of flavors and textures!

Plus it is easy to make and entirely customizable to tastes or dietary needs.

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So let’s make it!

Here’s the ingredients you’ll need:

dark chocolate chips

white chocolate bar or chips

dried cranberries or cherries

dried apricots

unsalted whole or slice almonds (entirely preference –I used both because I had them in my pantry)

unsalted pecans (whole or pieces)

salted or unsalted pistachios (I used salted because I love the touch of salt in the mix)

unsalted pumpkin seeds

 

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As I mentioned above, the mix of ingredients is customizable to dietary needs/ preferences:

Options:

  • You could use only one type of chocolate (but then double quantity)
  • You could skip or substitute any of the nuts you might be allergic to.
  • You can use other dried fruits in place of the cranberries and apricots. I happen to love both of them and like the mix of colors but you could try raisins, papayas, cherries, dates, pineapple, and the list goes on.

No matter the toppings you opt for, it’s beyond easy to make!

Just 3 simple steps!

  1. Melt the Chocolate and pour onto a prepared baking sheet. Cool.
  2. While it cools, melt the White Chocolate and pour on to cooled chocolate layer.
  3. Top with all your toppings. Cool and let set. Enjoy!

NOTE: The directions on the printable recipe below look long, because I’m giving lots of options and all my tips about melting chocolate.

Let’s take a closer look at each step…..

First, I use a double boiler.(amazon affiliate link) to melt the chocolate, stirring frequently and letting the chocolate melt slowly until super smooth.

Pro Tip: It takes about 5 minutes so don’t rush the process. If the chips are melted on too high heat, they will “over cook” and harden a bit.

Pour it onto the prepared baking sheet.

Let the chocolate layer cool either outside if it’s cold enough or in your freezer.

 

Meantime, melt the white chocolate the same way you melted the dark chocolate.

Pro Tip: White chocolate seizes up quicker than dark chocolate, so just be sure heat is on low and stir frequently.

Pour the white chocolate on the cooled dark chocolate layer.

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Top with all your toppings while the chocolate is still warm, before it sets.

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Let cool and set for an hour or more.  Then slice or break into pieces.

Hope you love it as much as we do!

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Fruit and Nut Chocolate Bark

Gluten-free and No Bake, this Fruit and Nut Chocolate Bark is a fun, decadent tasting, healthy-ish snack or dessert! Made with two types of chocolate -- Dark Chocolate and White Chocolate, and topped with lots of dried fruits, nuts and seeds, it has the most delicious and satisfying mix of flavors and textures! Customizable to tastes and dietary needs -- see options in notes.*
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Cooling time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack, Cookies and Bars, Game Day, No Bake, candy
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Optional
Keyword: gluten free, easy recipe, healthy chocolate, no bake, homemade chocolate bark
Servings: 24 squares
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Dark Chocolate Chips
  • 2 4.4 oz White Chocolate Bars alternatively you could use white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup dried cranberries or dried cherries
  • ½ cup dried apricots
  • 2 tablespoons pistachios* salted or unsalted, I prefer salted
  • ¼ cup almonds whole or sliced*
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds* unsalted
  • ¼ cup pecans* whole or break into pieces

Instructions

  • Line a half size baking sheet (approximately 10x15) with parchment paper. If you don't have a half size just line a baking sheet with parchment paper and don't use the entire sheet when spreading the chocolate.

Dark Chocolate Layer

  • Using a double boiler*, bring the water in the bottom saucepan to a boil, reduce heat to low and add dark chocolate chips to the top pan. Stirring frequently, let the chips slowly melt, until super smooth. Takes about 5 minutes. Do not rush this process -- if the chips are over too high heat or heat too quickly they will "over cook" and harden a bit.
  • When melted and smooth, pour chocolate onto prepared baking sheet and use a spatula to spread chocolate in an even layer. (I usually leave about an inch border around the outside of the baking sheet)
  • Let chocolate layer cool either outside or in the freezer for about 15 minutes.

White Chocolate Layer

  • Using a similar process as the dark chocolate, melt the white chocolate. Note: White chocolate tends to seize up or harden quicker than other chocolate so be sure to stir frequently and make sure the heat is on low or even simmer.
  • When melted lift pan out of water and dry the bottom of the pan a bit so it doesn't drip hot water on the chocolate layer when you pour the white chocolate.
  • Pour melted white chocolate over cooled dark chocolate layer and spread evenly. I like to leave a little bit of the dark chocolate as a border around the edge but that is just personal preference.
  • Add toppings to the warm white chocolate.
  • Let cool and set for at least an hour. I have set mine outside or in the freezer or fridge when I want to cooler quicker.
  • Slice or break bark into pieces and enjoy!
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks in a cool place.

Notes

* You can customize the combination chocolate/ nuts/ seeds/ fruits to meet your preferences/ dietary needs.
*Swap out or substitute any nuts you are allergic to.
* You could use only one type of chocolate (but then double quantity of the chocolate you choose so the base is thick enough)
* You can use other dried fruits in place of the cranberries and apricots. I happen to love both of them and like the mix of colors, but you could try raisins, papayas, cherries, dates, pineapple, and the list goes on.
*If you don't have a double boiler, you could bring a small amount of water to just simmering in a stockpot or small pan. Turn off heat. Place chocolate in a heatproof glass bowl,place bowl directly in water and stir chocolate while it slowly melts. If it's not melting enough, leave the water on a low simmer.  OR you could melt in a microwave being careful to stir periodically and not over heat the chocolate.
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2 thoughts on “Fruit and Nut Chocolate Bark

  1. 5 stars
    Another foolproof recipe and easy to make. The bark is delicious and beautiful with the different colours and textures. I did find it very sweet (I guess that’s the whole point lol) and was wondering if a bit of cream or milk was added to the chocolate would that affect the way it sets?

    1. Thank you! Happy you love it! White chocolate is sweeter than other chocolates, so you could make it with just dark chocolate, it you prefer a less sweet taste. As for adding some milk or cream, it shouldn’t affect its setting.

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