I am not sure you can count this as a recipe, its more an idea what you can do when you have any kind of dried fruit, nuts and chocolate left over. These little “chocolate coins” also look very nice in a candy bowl or make a nice hostess or home made Xmas gift.
- chocolate (I use whatever I have in the house, left over chocolate pieces from chocolate bars, Ghirardelli squares or any other good chocolate that you like, could even be flavored chocolate like Orange or raspberry).
- nuts or seeds of any kind (walnuts, almonds, pistachios, sunflower seeds etc.)
- dried fruit of any kind (apricots, cherries, cranberries etc.)
- Optional: Sea Salt
- melt the chocolate in a double boiler or microwave. Just make sure when you melt your chocolate in the microwave that you melt it in very short intervals, chocolate gets unpliable once its dries out which it does within 30 seconds or less depending on the amount. Start off with 30 seconds for approx. 4 oz of chocolate and then continue in 10 second intervals. Always stirring after you heated up the chocolate, integrating the not melted chocolate into the melted chocolate. Err on the not so hot side when melting chocolate.
- Place wax paper on a baking sheet.
- Place spoonful’s of chocolate mounds on to the wax paper and smooth out to a small circle with the back of a spoon.
- Sprinkle a mixture of nuts and fruit onto the chocolate “coins”. And if you like salted caramels like me, sprinkle some sea salt on the top of it.
- Cool in the fridge for 30-60 minutes and your chocolate fruit “coins” are ready to eat. If you don’t want to spend the time to make individual rounds, you can easily pour your chocolate onto the wax paper into a rectangular shape, 1/4 – 1/2 inch high and sprinkle your goodies on to it, let it dry and then brake the bark into pieces.