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.

Adapted from one of our favorite food blogs, Orangette


Malgorzata Zmuda
Malgorzata Zmuda3 years ago

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

Elena T.
Elena Poensgen3 years ago

Thank you :)

Elaine A.
Elaine Al Meqdad3 years ago


Magdika Cecilia Perez

thank you

Melissa Franklin
Melissa Franklin3 years ago

thanks, looks good

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Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Interesting article.

Svetlana B.
Svetlana B.3 years ago


Ayesha M.
Ayesha M.3 years ago

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