I was totally convinced I had hit upon a brilliant idea... Why not combine the dried fruits with another fruit..... Chocolate! Well, after a little research I realized that chocolate is actually classified as a vegetable.... Oh well. The idea however was too good not to post - so here it is, Dried Fruit Chocolate Clusters.
- 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
- assorted toasted nut and dried fruits-any combination will work here, so choose your favorites (craisins,chopped dried apricots, chopped dried kiwis,almonds,cashews,pistachios............)
- Melt chocolate in the microwave or in a double boiler.
- Drop level Tablespoons of melted chocolate onto parchment lined cookie sheet, 2 inches apart from each other. Arrange dried fruit and nuts on wet chocolate. Refrigerate until set 15-20 minutes.