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Holiday Recipes: Cherry Nut Bark

Published on Oct. 14, 2021

With the holidays approaching – starting with a very candy-focused celebration– the temptation to overindulge with sweets can feel overwhelming. Rather than try to deprive yourself altogether, try this nourishing candy bar alternative that’s lower in sugar but rich in taste.


  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans (or a nut of your choice)


Place a piece of waxed paper on a 6-inch plate.

Chop chocolate and place in a microwavable dish. Microwave on high for about a minute and remove. At first glance, the chocolate might not look melted, but it will be. Stir. Spread the chocolate on waxed paper.

Top with cherries and pecans and press in. Refrigerate. When cool, cut into 6 pieces.

Makes 6 pieces

Each piece contains about:

  • 148 calories
  • 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat)
  • 0 mg cholesterol
  • 0 mg sodium
  • 15 g carbohydrates
  • 2 g dietary fiber
  • 12 g sugars
  • 2 g protein

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