2012-02-15

Chocolate Bars with Dried Fruits, Nuts and Honey


Hello there! Did you have a good time with your loved ones yesterday? I have to admit that I've never ever celebrated Valentines Day.. I think it's not for me..  Anyway.. You have to try these lovely chocolate bars, they are so decadent and full of goodness! Keep them in the fridge and enjoy them anytime you want!

Ingredients (for a small square pan)
300 g semisweet chocolate
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup toasted almonds roughly chopped
1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts roughly chopped
1/2 cup pistachios roughly chopped
1/2 cup toasted sesame seeds
3 tablespoons honey
The zest of one orange
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
3-4 chopped dried apricots
3-4 chopped dried figs
3-4 chopped prunes

How to make

Chop the chocolate into pieces and melt in double boiler along with a tablespoon of olive oil.
Whisk in food processor half of the nuts to make them ground. Mix the nuts with the rest which are roughly chopped. Add the dried fruits, sesame seeds and cinnamon.
Cover a baking pan with parchment paper.
Add the melted chocolate into the fruit and nut mixture. Mix thoroughly with a spatula.
Finally add the honey and stir.
Spread the mixture into the pan, place on top another piece of parchment paper and press with your hands to flatten the surface.
Place in refrigerator for 2-3 hours.
When you are ready to serve, flip the pan and remove the parchment papers. Cut using a large knife first into strips and then into bars.

Enjoy!!!

30 comments:

  1. μμμμ..αγαπημένες μπάρες!!!

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    1. ευχαριστώ Πέπη μου!

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  2. sounds yummy, my friend. Love the addition of pistachios!

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  3. These look amazing - I love all the ingredients in them!! Way better than any candy bar you could buy :-)

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    1. They are much healthier Katherine and indeed delicious! Thank you!

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  4. Eri, these look wonderful, what an amazing combination of ingredients!

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    1. Thank you Chris, you must try them!

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  5. Hi Eri, the chocolate bars look great...love your addition of pistachios, I love nuts in chocolate :-)

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    1. Thank you Suchi, you should try them!

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  6. wonderful looking dessert
    regards Akheela

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    1. Thank you Miss Multicultinaria!

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  8. Τέλεια για κεράσματα. Πόσα κομμάτια βγήκαν; Καλημέρα.

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    1. Στέλλα μου βγαίνουν περίπου 20 κομμάτια.

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  9. Φαίνονται απίθανες!Έχω μια απορία: ποιά σοκολάτα είναι semisweet?
    Νατάσσα

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    1. Η κουβερτούρα Νατάσσα

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    2. Ευχαριστώ πολύ!Θα τις επιχειρήσω σίγουρα μέσα στο σαββατοκύριακο.
      Νατάσσα

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    1. You have to Meg! I;m sure you'll use your imagination and create something magnificent!

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  11. Hi Eri, your bars are awesome! A very nice homemade snack,especially for winter..XOXO

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    1. Kisses Hara mou, I hope you are ok! Kisses!

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  12. I almost always prefer chocolate with nuts in it. I barely had dried fruits one but just imagining make me drool. It must be really delicious! Dried figs, ohhh it must be really yummy!

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    1. It is Nami, and it's very easy, give it a try! Hugs!

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  13. I've just had my dinner and I'm looking for something sweet to enjoy with a glass of wine and these look just right - shame you can't email me one! Great recipe, I'll look forward to trying it. xx

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  14. Hi Eri. I loved your chocolate sweets with nuts!
    They look great! I will try soon.
    Kisses
    Helen

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  15. Παναγία μου νυχτιάτικα!!! Τέλεια!! Τέλεια!!! πολύ καλή εβδομάδα εύχομαι!!! φιλιά!

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  16. Thank you for the info. It sounds pretty user friendly. I guess I’ll pick one up for fun. thank u














    Send Dry Fruits to Chennai

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  17. made these this evening!
    they are really tasty, especially like the bit of orange zest. i first wanted to skip it out of laziness, but am glad to have added it!

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