Its raining chocolates at "Poornimas For the love of Chocolate "event. One of my favourites, dark chocolate is an excellent source of anti oxidants, combine it with the goodness of dried fruits and nuts and you have a healthy, on the go snack ready in no time .
There are no exact measurements or ingredients for this recipe. Just use your favourite dried fruits, as much or as little you want like dried figs, cranberries, apricots, pineapple, candied ginger, etc.. the list goes on , season it with cinnamon or cardamom and use a syrup like maple or honey to bind it all together. I melted 72% dark chocolate with almonds , the almonds give a nice crunch , and I don't need to go through the process of double dipping. You can totally use plain dark chocolate or any flavoured dark chocolate , try it with even more or less percent of cacao, its totally versatile and very healthy.
1C dried figs, (I used organic Turkish figs),
1/2 C dried apricots,
1/4 C golden raisins,
1/4 C dried cranberries,
1/4 cup crystallized ginger,
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon,
1 tablespoon honey,
3.5 oz. bar of dark chocolate (I used 72% cacao with almonds), chopped
Remove the stems from the figs and discard. Roughly chop all the dried fruits. Put the figs, apricots, raisins, ginger,cranberries, cinnamon and honey in a food processor and process for about 45 seconds, until the ingredients are finely chopped and begin to stick together. Roll the mixture with your hands into logs and keep them aside.
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