This sweet, tasty treat takes less than 15 minutes to make, and it’s filled with antioxidants and healthy fats. Dark chocolate that is 70% or higher has the most health benefits.

makes 12-15 pieces
2 – 70-72% cacao dark chocolate bars
1/4 cup pistachios
1/4 cup cashews
1/4 cup almonds
1 tbsp dried cranberries
optional: 1/4 cup any other nuts of choice

1. In large glass bowl, melt cacao dark chocolate in microwave on medium power for two minutes. Make sure you are melting on medium power to prevent burning. Remove, stir, and microwave a little longer if needed until completely melted.

2. Crush the nuts into smaller pieces and add to the melted chocolate. Stir together. Lay parchment paper out flat onto a baking sheet. Pour chocolate and nut mixture onto parchment paper and spread until it is at your desired thickness – about 1/4 inch. Save about one tablespoon of chocolate to drizzle on the top.

3. Add a few additional nuts and the cranberries. Then, drizzle the remaining tablespoon of chocolate on top. Refrigerate for 30-60 minutes. Once completely cooled, break apart into several small pieces. Keep them in a tightly sealed container in a cool place or your refrigerator. Enjoy!

This recipe was adapted and approved by Judy Siebart, a WVU Medicine registered dietitian.

Original recipe and photo provided by: Angie Asche, MS, RD, LMNT –