Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond Bars


This treat is both delicious and full of heart healthy ingredients like dried cherries, almonds and dark chocolate.  It’s the perfect valentine treat.

Cherry Almond Bark Hearts

Dark Chocolate Cherry Almond Bars

Servings: 6

Ingredients:

-6 oz dark chocolate (over 70% for maximum health benefits)

-1/3 cup dried cherries

-60 almonds

Directions

1. Melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler.

Melted Chocolate

2. Arrange the nuts and cherries in 6 clumps on a sheet lined with parchment paper.  Or, use a large heart or bar chocolate mold and put 10 almonds and about 5 dried cherries in each mold.

Cherries and Almonds

3. Pour the melted chocolate over the nuts and cherries on the sheet or pour into the chocolate molds.

Cherry Almond Bark

4. Let the chocolate cool just enough to use a heart cookie cutter to cut out the chocolate hearts if using the sheet method. Or let the chocolate harden completely before removing the chocolate from the molds.  After cutting out the hearts, put them back in the refrigerator to harden completely.

Cherry Almond Bark2

Enjoy!

Below are the ingredients used in this recipe.  Everything can be found at Home Plus.

ChocolateDried CherriesAlmonds

Nutrition Information

For 1/6 of the total: 16.4 g Fat, 6.6 g Saturated Fat, 5.1 mg Cholesterol, 7.1 mg Sodium, 18.4 g Carbohydrates, 3.8 g Fiber, 11 g Sugars, 5 g Protein.

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