Salted fruit ’n’ nut bark

Salted fruit ’n’ nut bark

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins plus cooling

Easy

Makes 1 slab
This super-simple slab of swirled dark and white chocolate is studded with chopped mixed nuts and dried fruit - break into chunky shards and pop in a homemade hamper as an edible gift

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per 25g

  • kcal145
  • fat10g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs11g
  • sugars9g
  • fibre2g
  • protein2g
  • salt0g
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Ingredients

  • 200g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids)
  • 100g white chocolate
  • 50g mixed nuts (we used pecans, cashews, pistachios and macadamia nuts), chopped into chunky pieces
  • 2 tbsp freeze-dried raspberries
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  • 50g dried fruit (we used sultanas, cranberries and chopped apricots)
  • ¼ tsp sea salt flakes

Method

  1. Melt the dark and white chocolate in separate bowls suspended over pans of gently simmering water, stirring every now and then. Meanwhile, line a large baking tray with baking parchment. Leave the chocolate to cool for 10 mins.

  2. Pour the dark chocolate onto the tray and spread it into a rectangle, roughly 20 x 25cm. Drizzle over the white chocolate and create a swirled pattern by dragging a cocktail stick back and forth across the chocolate. Scatter over the nuts, fruit and sea salt, then leave somewhere cool to set.

  3. Break into shards or leave whole, wrap in cellophane or pack into a box, then tie up with ribbon. Will keep for 2 weeks.

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lauramoore23
21st Dec, 2015
Very easy and effective recipe; the final outcome looks and tastes as though a lot more effort went into its preparation than was truly the case! I found that I only needed about half as much of the white chocolate as the ingredients list called for, else I was at risk of losing the swirled/marbled effect to a big pale blob... otherwise, I'm really pleased with the overall result.
Yummyscrummy1
9th Dec, 2015
5.05
I make this every year for Christmas presents using a glass kilner jar to package the pieces. Everyone loves it! I have tried various different ingredients over the years - don't use milk chocolate as it can go grainy when cooled; 70% cocoa is important. White chocolate and honey roasted cashews / peanuts bashed with a rolling pin and sprinkled on top seems to be the flavour of choice currently!
katevg
1st Feb, 2017
5.05
have you tried using white chocolate as the main ingredient?
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