Holiday Fruit and Nut Bark

holiday-fruit-nut-bark Photo: Yunhee Kim; Styling: Deborah Williams/Pat Bates and Associates


  • 3/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/2 cup unsalted pistachios
  • 1/4 cup chopped crystallized ginger
  • 7 ounces dark chocolate (60-70% cocoa solids), chopped into chunks


1. Combine cherries, pistachios, and ginger in a medium bowl, stirring well. Line baking sheet with heavy-duty foil; chill pan.

2. Place chocolate in a double boiler or a heatproof bowl; cook over simmering water until chocolate is melted, stirring frequently (about 5 minutes). Stir in half of fruit mixture; spread onto prepared pan. Using a rubber spatula, spread chocolate mixture evenly into an 11- x 9-inch rectangle. Immediately sprinkle the remaining fruit mixture evenly over top of the chocolate mixture; chill (about 10 minutes).

3. Break into 10 (3-inch) pieces; serve.

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  • Bark should be kept in an airtight container in the fridge or a cool room. It will keep for up to 3 weeks.
  • Yield: Makes about 10 servings (serving size: 1 piece)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 189
Fat per serving: 9g
Saturated fat per serving: 4g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 4g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Protein per serving: 3g
Carbohydrate per serving: 25g
Fiber per serving: 3g
Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 21mg
Calcium per serving: 17mg

Good to Know

This treat is tasty and loaded with nutrients. Both dark chocolate and cherries are chock-full of antioxidants, and pistachios are a good source of vitamins A, B, and C, and iron.


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