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A Healthy Superfood Snack that the Whole Family Will Love

August 31, 2016
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A Healthy Superfood Snack that the Whole Family Will Love

Dried Fruit and Nut Super Snack

Isn’t it great when you can combine duty with pleasure? Not that eating dried fruit and nuts aren’t pleasure, but if I have the option to enhance how I consume them, then I will enhance it! This healthy superfood snack is simple to make- and I think creating them with your kids will not only make them proud of their accomplishment, but get them revved up to devour them on cue.

 

Dried Fruit and Nut Super Snack

This particular recipe makes 2 dozen large rounds. You could scale the diameter down and make 3 dozen smaller snacks if you’d rather have a more manageable size, but if you take that route and eat two, you are defeating the purpose. With that being said, you might have trouble keeping these around anyway, no matter what size you make them!

 

Dried Fruit and Nut Super Snack

These are literally as big as my hand!

 

They are delicious and chock full of beautifully moist dried fruit and crunchy nuts. For the fruits, I used dried pears, apricots, figs and cherries. For the nuts, I combined almonds, pecans and pistachios. Then sprinkled pumpkin seeds on top! Great nutrition all settled in a delicious foundation of chocolatey goodness. 

 

Ingredients: dried fruit and nuts

Feel free to use any combination of dried fruits and nuts that you prefer. This is not a scientific formula! Just make sure you have about a handful of each to create the recipe of two dozen.

 

Melted dark chocolate

I melted my dark chocolate in a double boiler because I think it melts much smoother, but feel free to take the easy route in the microwave. Just makes sure it doesn’t burn.

 

melted dark chocolate being spooned into circles

The chocolate is pretty thick, so you can easily shape the rounds into any size.  

 

Adding dried fruit and nuts to melted chocolate rounds

Adding dried fruit and nuts to chocolate rounds

Dried Fruit and Nut Super Snack

Add all the morsels to each round until it is packed with enough goodness and to your liking.

 

Dried Fruit and Nut Super Snack on parchment paper

I popped the parchment-lined cookie sheet with a dozen snacks into the fridge for a bit to speed up the hardening.

 

Dried Fruit and Nut Super Snack

Quick, simple, & nutritious snacks for the family.

 

If your kids aren’t breakfast eaters like mine, try giving them one of these! It gets a little something nutritious in their belly and gives them a jolt of energy.

 

Dried Fruit and Nut Super Snack

Trust me, they’ll go quick!

Here is the recipe for ya…

Fruit and nut super snack

Fruit + Nut Super Snacks

Susan, CA Grown Mom
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cooling Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 24 pieces
Calories 163 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 20 oz. dark chocolate
  • Various dried fruit to your liking
  • Various nuts to your liking

Instructions
 

  • Melt chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Spoon the desired amount onto the parchment and create a round base
  • Top with dried fruit and nuts
  • Place in the fridge to speed up the hardening process

Notes

These store beautifully in a covered container in a cool dry space. Or feel free to keep them in the refrigerator!

Nutrition

Calories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 2gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 6mgPotassium: 210mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 9IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 24mgIron: 3mg
Keyword afterschool snack, healthy snacks, kids, on-the-go, superfood
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Sounds delicious right? If you’re looking for healthy superfood snack ideas, be sure to check out our Date + Pistachio Raw Bars. We also love our friend Meg’s Carrot Cake version!

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