Dark Chocolate Fruit and Nut Cups

Dark Chocolate Fruit and Nut Cups

Candy, candy, candy!!!

Today we are making our own candy. It only takes 3 ingredients too. Just some dark chocolate and dried fruits and nuts of your choice!

Dark Chocolate Fruit and Nut Cups

My husband and I have recently discovered the wonderfulness that is just eating a handful of plain chocolate chips straight from the bag for dessert. I mean, obviously we still love actually using them in cookies and other goodies, but for a quick sweet tooth fix, they certainly do the job!

Dark Chocolate Fruit and Nut Cups

When it comes to chocolate and candy, I’m all about texture. I love nuts in my candy, my husband is the exact opposite, but I love the combination of sweet and salty. Sometimes I will eat chocolate chips with handful of nuts too, so why not just melt them all together?! And for me, I’m a dark chocolate girl all the way. I prefer the richer taste and that it’s not overly sweet.

Here’s what I love about these: 1. They take like 10 minutes to make, and 2. There’s no rules with these. Got a particular favorite nut? Add it! Have a favorite dried fruit? Add it! You really can’t go wrong here. I added pistachios and a mix of dried fruits. You don’t need to add any extra ingredients! I do highly recommend using good quality chocolate here, trust me when I say it does make a difference!

Dark Chocolate Fruit and Nut Cups

Dark Chocolate Fruit and Nut Cups

Ingredients:

  • 7 ounces good quality from bittersweet dark chocolate
  • dried fruit of your choice (I used a tropical mix from TJ’s that has cranberries, mango, and blueberries)
  • chopped nuts¬† of your choice (I used pistachio)

Directions:

  1. Line a muffin tin with muffin liners. Prepare a double boiler by placing a heat-safe bowl over a pot of boiling water. Add the chocolate to the bowl and stir until completely melted.
  2. Remove the bowl and then add about 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons of the melted chocolate to each cavity in each liner. Then sprinkle the nuts and fruit into each one, pushing some pieces down a little with your finger. Let the chocolate chill for about 20 minutes. Then place the pan into the refrigerator and let sit for at least an hour. Pull the muffin liners off each cup and then store in an airtight container in the fridge and enjoy!
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Dark Chocolate Fruit and Nut Cups