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Feb 15, 2012

Fruit & Nut Chocolate / Chocolate with Dried Fruit and Nuts – Valentine Special Recipes / Gift Ideas

I must have posted this yesterday, since this is a real treat for valentines day..I made this to give it for my sweet heart, but unluckily it got over that say itself..Thanks for my sisters….Hmm... I should make it some other day for him..

This chocolate is so rich, Since it has all nuts available on earth..You can add apricots, dates, walnuts and anything which floats your boat..you can use milk chocolate or any chocolate you like..I used a double boiler for this, but you could melt the chocolate in microwave too..I hope you will try this soon and present it for your loved ones..

Try it and let me know..


Dark Chocolate – 350 gms
Cashews – 50 gms / ½ cup
Badam / Almonds – 50 gms / ½ cup
Sultanans / Kishmish – 50 gms / ½ cup
Tutti Frutti – ½ cup ( I used Orange & Green )
Mould of your choice
Butter – 1 tsp for greasing the moulds


First take whatever moulds you like and grease it with butter.Set this aside for a moment.

Melt the chocolate either in double boiler method or in a microwave. Remove it and set aside.

Chop up all your nuts and dried fruits. Add it to the chocolate and mix well.

Take a spoonful of this and fill your prepared mould and put it in the deep freeze for 1 hour.

Unmould it and keep it in the fridge untill serving.

Enjoy as it is or pack it and give as gifts.


Take all your nuts, dried fruits and chocolate
Take your mould...I used the seasonal heart shape..
Now time to melt the chocolate...I used a double boiler, you could use microwave if you like

place a pot on the top..I used my kadai

add chocolate chips in this

and allow it to melt down

remove it and let it cool down
Now take your nuts..

and chop them up

add it to the chocolate

and mix well

now take a spoonful
and fill the moulds

all done..

I had some leftover, so i filled the tart tins which i had..now chill this


Unmould it and Enjoy

This makes a perfect gift for your loved ones.......



faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

very delicious n yummy....supoerb dear

divya said... Best Blogger Tips

this looks amazing!

Kalpana Sareesh said... Best Blogger Tips

too good..

SirisFood said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect shape! nice idea aarthi...you are very creative :)

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

They look so lovely Aarthi, very yummy..

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..yummy chocos dera......

Suma Gandlur said... Best Blogger Tips

They look pretty and yummy.

Indulge said... Best Blogger Tips

I heart these hearts. They look awesome.
Love Ash.

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

I will finish them too if I get a chance. They look yummy

Culinary Collage said... Best Blogger Tips

I love homemade chocolates! Yummy! They make a lovely gift too.

Holly said... Best Blogger Tips

Oh I love these! So cute and I'm sure they taste great!

Jessica | Cajunlicious said... Best Blogger Tips

Aarthi those are so cute and I bet delicious!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome looking chocolate with dry fruits and nuts.

Hamaree Rasoi

Roshu said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute heartiess......delicious

Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Such a delectable treat, no doubt it got over immediately.

Jill | Dulce Dough said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great treat!

Laavanya said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks really good! Love the addition of fruits and nuts.

ALIMENTA said... Best Blogger Tips

Una maravilla para comer sin parar!! :-D


Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Cute and perfect gift..love it

Carolina said... Best Blogger Tips

So delicious with nuts

An Open Book said... Best Blogger Tips

oooh that is indeed cute. lovely lil chocolate hearts

Vidhya said... Best Blogger Tips

I can't blame your sisters for finishing this delicious bites.This would surely put a smile to my face for the whole day if I were gifted this.

vrinda said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy n delicious choco recipe...

Jay said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...this is terribly tempting..
excellent preparation Aarthi..;)

Tasty Appetite

Catherine said... Best Blogger Tips

Dear Aarthi, You did a beautiful job on this homemade candy. It looks delicious. Blessings my dear, Catherine xo

Gayathri NG said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome homade chocolate, looks delecatable...

Rekha shoban said... Best Blogger Tips

wow!simple and perfect chocolate!! cute heartshape!

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Super delicious Aarthi..And needless to say,I adore this new header of yours!

Sobha Shyam said... Best Blogger Tips

superb dear, so yum yum yum..

Join the Just "4" Fun event :)

Girl Cook Art said... Best Blogger Tips

The chocolate looks too thick, dear..it should be of pouring consistency never reaching above 45 degree celcius while cooking.

The Pumpkin Farm said... Best Blogger Tips

cool and easy...u seem to be celebrating valentines entire week..keep coming

RAKS KITCHEN said... Best Blogger Tips

I always prefer nut chocolates over the plain one, homemade chocolates reminds me the one we get in kodaikanal!Perfect!

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

wonderful and tatsy dish dear...looks great

VineelaSiva said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice recipe dear.Yesterday i saw this recipe in the Tv dear.U make me drooling dear.

shravanthi said... Best Blogger Tips


Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@shravanthiyou can use any glaced fruits in stead of tutti fruity or simply leave that off. You don't need to cook it after you have added the nut mixture. Melt the chocolate take it off the heat and add in the nuts and mix well.

Neeta Patel said... Best Blogger Tips

Very nice and easy to make, If you do not have time to make this thing then you can also order dried fruit gifts from internet.

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Can you say where did u get the mould from? Is it available in Nagercoil?

Aarthi said... Best Blogger Tips

@AnonymousI got that from ebay