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Decadent Chocolates with Dried Cherries and Nuts

Decadent Chocolates with Dried Cherries and Nuts

Even though they taste decadent, every ingredient in these heavenly confections is good for us: dark chocolate, dried cherries, and nuts are all rich in antioxidants and/or healthy fat and vitamins. Plus the recipe is a cinch to make. May your New Year be utterly delicious!

1 1/4 lb very good-quality bittersweet chocolate, finely chopped
Vegetable oil, for greasing the pan
1 1/3 cup dried cherries, or cranberries, or raisins, or a combination
1 1/3 cup roasted, shelled pistachios, salted (or pecans, peanuts, walnuts, or a combination)

1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over simmering water, stirring occasionally, until smooth.

2. Line the bottom and sides of an 8-inch square baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving a 2-inch overhang. Brush foil lightly with vegetable oil.

3. Remove melted chocolate from the heat and stir in the cherries and nuts. Spread the mixture evenly in the prepared pan and chill in the fridge for an hour or so, until firm.

4. Using the foil overhang, lift out the chocolate mixture and place on a cutting board. Peel off the foil, and cut chocolate into rough cubes, about 1-inch square.

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Adapted from one of our favorite food blogs, Orangette

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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11:50AM PST on Feb 3, 2013

Brzmi bardzo smakowicie. Uwielbiam gorzką czekoladę, a połączenie z wiśniami i orzechami jest super.

12:48AM PST on Feb 3, 2013

Thank you :)

12:11AM PST on Feb 3, 2013


4:13AM PST on Feb 2, 2013

thank you

1:19PM PST on Feb 1, 2013

thanks, looks good

4:22AM PST on Feb 1, 2013


3:39AM PST on Feb 1, 2013

Thank you

3:38AM PST on Feb 1, 2013

Interesting article.

2:50AM PST on Feb 1, 2013


12:27PM PST on Jan 31, 2013

Wow - sounds Aaaaa-mazing and very cheering. THANKYOU!

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