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Crunchy Fruit & Nut Bark



  • 1 cup dark or semi-sweet chocolate pieces
  • 1/4 cups hazelnuts or any of your favorite nuts walnuts, almonds, pecans, cashews etc
  • 1/2 cup of crisp brown rice cereal
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite diced dried fruit; apricots, cranberries, raisins, mango, etc
  • 1/2 cup shredded, unsweetened coconut
  • 3 candy canes 


  1. Line a small rimmed vessel (about 6”X4”) with non-stick foil.
  2. Bring water in base of double boiler to a boil. Place chocolate in top pot, heat and stir with wooden spoon until melted and smooth, about 5 minutes.
  3. While chocolate is melting, place nuts in zip top bag, seal bag and crush with mallet. Pour contents into bowl.
  4. Add rice cereal and dried fruit to bowl with nuts.
  5. Stir nut mixture into chocolate with a rubber spatula then scrape mixture out of double boiler and onto foil.
  6. Sprinkle top with shredded coconut and pat down gently with flat hand.
  7. Refrigerate until set, about 20 minutes.
  8. Remove foil from bark and place top side up on a cutting board. Place point of sharp knife into bark and break into 1 inch pieces. (pieces will be irregular shapes but that’s ok!)

Makes about 15 bites

NOTE:  Lasts up to 2 weeks in fridge in airtight container.  

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