Homemade fruit and nut chocolate bar

Homemade fruit and nut chocolate bar

 

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Homemade fruit and nut chocolate bar

 

 

Who doesn’t love chocolate? When you are happy or want to celebrate, the first thing comes to our mind is Chocolate.

 

 

Homemade fruit and nut chocolate bar is pretty to look at and this piece of an art takes only few minutes to put together. It makes for a gorgeous gift idea and so satisfying that it’s homemade.

This dark chocolate bar is loaded with candied dried fruit, crunchy nuts and biscuits.

 

Homemade is the best gifting idea

It’s time for festivities again and Christmas  is fast approaching. I am sure most of you are gearing up for season of joy, warmth and happiness, Christmas.

How can Christmas be complete without some homemade Chocolates?

The time for making homemade sweets is here. Have you prepared your list of to cook things and  gifts for your loved ones?

If not then you are at a right place. Read further and head towards my recipe how to make an attractive homemade chocolate fruits and nuts bar.

This festive season, delight your loved ones with this attractive gift along with variety of festive goodies.

The time for making homemade sweets is here and this time like every year, I am in dillemma what to make something different from regular sweets/mithais for gifting?

My on the go recipes for festivals shared earlier on my blog are

Chocolate and nut fudge

Kalakand

Karachi halwa

Meethi boondi ke Ladoo

 

Homemade fruit and nut chocolate bar

 

 

Homemade chocolate bar, a unique gifting idea

On our recent trip to Switzerland we happen to visit the world famous Lindt chocolate factory and we could see how people are crazy about chocolates.

As my people who know me well or if you are a regular reader and follower of my blog, then you all must be knowing that I shy away from making regular run of the mill recipes.

Since I love to cook, bake and being foodie, my love for homemade things takes the front seat. From making Chocolates, pickles, cookies or cakes, I think it’s good to get creative in the kitchen instead of just buying something readymade from the stores.

 

Taste/flavour of Christmas, homemade chocolate bar

So this Christmas it’s decorative Chocolate bar that was on my to do list since a long time. The moment I saw this trending on social media that very moment I decided to give it a try.

I knew right away that one chocolate bar had to taste like Diwali, so I decided to use dark chocolate, candied fruits and nuts.

 

What fruits and nuts can I use?

Of course you can go ahead with your imagination and make your own recipe. Use dried and candied strawberries, oranges, cranberries, sapodilla, pineapple, blueberries, sunflower seeds and nuts or coconut flakes, biscuits, cake sprinklers. You can use whatever you like.

Use whatever dried fruit and nuts or biscuits you have in your pantry already. Just go along with your imagination and create a piece of an art to be relished by your loved ones.

Nuts I have used are pistachios, almonds, walnuts, pecans and cashews.

Dried candied fruits used are apricots, raisins, cherries, pineapple, mango and berries.

 

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Homemade fruit and nut chocolate bar
 
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The homemade fruit and nut chocolate bar is pretty to look at and to make this piece of an art, it takes only few minutes to put together. It makes for a gorgeous gift idea and so satisfying that it's homemade.
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Recipe type: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1 bar
Ingredients
  • 350 grams morde brand dark chocolate
  • ⅓ cup of mixed nuts
  • ⅓ cup candied fruits
  • 2 biscuits of Oreo chocolate halved and cream removed
  • 1 tsp cake decorating sprinklers
Instructions
  1. Cover a large, rimmed baking pan or any mould with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, melt chocolate using double boiler method.
  3. Or use microwave method to melt chocolate. Micro for 30 seconds first.
  4. Remove the bowl and stir and then microwave in 15-second increments, stirring after each one, until chocolate is smooth and there are no lumps.
  5. Once the chocolate is melted completely, and is lump free, spread it evenly over center area of baking pan/mould using a rubber spatula.
  6. Spread it all over the pan. Chocolate should be about ¼-inch thick.
  7. Tap it on kitchen counter 2 to 3 times to remove any air bubbles.
  8. Immediately start decorating with Oreo biscuits, candied fruits, nuts, dried fruit and sprinklers evenly over chocolate.
  9. Allow chocolate to cool at room temperature, until completely hardened, about 4 hours.
  10. Once chocolate is hard and set, remove it from the mould/pan carefully pulling out the parchment paper.
  11. Remove the parchment paper from bottom of chocolate bar.
  12. Cut into pieces and serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to a week.

 

 

 

Step by step Procedure to make chocolate bar at home

 

Cover a large, rimmed baking pan or any mould with parchment paper. Set aside.

 

Homemade fruit and nut chocolate bar

 

In a medium sized bowl, melt chocolate using double boiler method.

Or use microwave method to melt chocolate. Micro for 30 seconds first.

Remove the bowl and stir and then microwave in 15-second increments, stirring after each one, until chocolate is smooth and there are no lumps.

Once the chocolate is melted completely, and is lump free, spread it evenly over center area of baking pan/mould using a rubber spatula. Spread it all over the pan. Chocolate should be about 1/4-inch thick.

 

Homemade fruit and nut chocolate bar

 

Tap it on kitchen counter 2 to 3 times to remove any air bubbles. Immediately start decorating with Oreo biscuits, candied fruits, nuts, dried fruit and sprinklers evenly over chocolate.

Allow chocolate to cool at room temperature, until completely hardened, about 4 hours.

Once chocolate is hard and set, remove it from the mould/pan carefully pulling out the parchment paper. Remove the parchment paper from bottom of chocolate bar.

 

Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to a week.

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This Post Has 22 Comments

  1. Shailender Sharma

    This is irresistible. Such an easy recipe never seen before. Worth trying this Christmas.

    1. Lata Lala

      Truly it’s such an easy peasy recipe Shailender. Thank you for stopping by and please let me know the feedback.

  2. Vandana

    Amazing, loved this fruit and nut chocolate bar. It looks so tempting. I agree, there’s nothing better than homemade gifts.

    1. Lata Lala

      Absolutely right Vandana homemade gifts are much better than store bought ones.
      Thank you

  3. Pavani

    WOW, that fruit and nut bar looks so inviting and delicious. Love how colorful and festive it looks. There is something for everyone – oreos, nut, fruit 🙂

  4. Sujata Roy

    Chocolate bar looks so beautiful. You are absolutely right. Homemade gifts are always best. Can’t wait to try this cute and tempting fruit and nuts chocolate bar. Loved it.

    1. Lata Lala

      Thank you Sujata ji. Your words mean a lot to me. It feels so good to hear from you.

  5. Jayashree T.Rao

    This looks so good, feel like grabbing it right now. Its such an easy recipe to make and give as a gift. Nice share.

    1. Lata Lala

      Thank you Jayashree for your kind words.

  6. Mayuri Patel

    Such a wonderful gift to present a chocolate lover. Love all the toppings you’ve used. Homemade gifts add that personal touch which is very endearing.

    1. Lata Lala

      Indeed it’s a best gift for a chocolate lover Mayuri. Thank you for stopping by.

  7. Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth

    I must surely say that these bars are a beauty to watch! All those colors studded on that chocolate makes it really pop out. Fantastic recipe and lovely pics too…

    1. Lata Lala

      Thank you Rafeeda. It indeed is a beauty.

  8. Sandhya Ramakrishnan

    I am big fan of edible gifts and that is what I do every year. This sounds like such a great idea and I love that there is chocolate in it. Anyone who gets this will appreciate the gift so much. Love the mould that you have used. It is perfect!

    1. Lata Lala

      You are right Sandhya homemade edible gifts are always cherished. The mould here used is a box of sweets which i have recycled
      Thank you for stopping by.

  9. This is heavenly for chocolate lovers, and who can resist this yummy homemade fruit and nut chocolate bar. A perfect treat for anybody.

    1. Lata Lala

      It indeed is a delicious homemade treat for chocolate lovers. Thank you Jagruti for writing in.

  10. Geetha

    Chocolate nut bar looks absolutely gorgeous and decadent. That toppings is just stunning and it is so easy to make too.This makes a great gift for Christmas. This is surely a double treat for chocolate lovers!!

    1. Lata Lala

      Absolutely right as i love making homemade gifts and chocolate is loved by all. Thank you Geetha for stopping by.

  11. sapana

    That is one incredible chocolate bark with fruits and nuts, I would love to dig in all day.

    1. Lata Lala

      Thank you Sapana. Please do try this and let me know your feedback.

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