This delicious and easy-to-make sweet and salty chocolate bar with fruit and nuts is the perfect healthy treat for chocolate lovers! It’s naturally gluten-free, and also dairy and refined sugar free with a paleo option.
Everything’s better with chocolate.
There’s not much that I don’t like…. if it’s covered in chocolate. Take things I won’t eat normally, give them a hiding place in chocolate, and I can devour them.
Like avocados. They’re much better in chocolate things than they are plain.
Or raisins and peanuts. I can handle a few of them by themselves, but covering them in chocolate makes them sooooo delicious.
Now, admittedly, I don’t need things to cover in chocolate to enjoy chocolate. I’m fine leaving out the things I’m covering and just eating the chocolate. But unfortunately, most chocolate doesn’t like me.
ISO: allergy-friendly chocolate.
Dairy… sugar… soy… these are things that most chocolate has in it. And even if it’s organic, I still can’t handle it. So a couple months ago I took it upon myself to make my own chocolate that was safe for me to enjoy and loved me back.
No dairy, no soy, no refined sugar.
Once I had a wonderful chocolate bar down pat, I added a few toppings and came up with this amazingly stunning and delicious sweet & salty chocolate bar.
Sweet & salty chocolate bar with fruit & nuts.
The chocolate is dark, and the saltiness of the nuts and tartness/sweetness of the dried fruit is a delicious paring! And not only is it delicious, it’s highly customizable.
I like to use what I have on hand, which for these photos was black chia seeds, goji berries, raisins, and peanuts. I’ve used all sorts of combinations, though!
If you don’t feel like making your own chocolate and happen to have a dairy-free, soy-free, refined-sugar free chocolate bar on hand, feel free to use that. Just melt it down and proceed through the recipe.
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Sweet & Salty Chocolate Bar with Fruit & Nuts
Free from grain, gluten, eggs, dairy, and refined sugar.
- 1 bar of my Homemade Honey-Sweetened Chocolate Chunks, or any dairy, soy, and refined-sugar free chocolate bar
- 1 tablespoon seeds (black or white chia seeds, pepitas)*
- 5-6 tablespoons dried fruit (goji berries, craisins, dried cherries, raisins, coconut flakes)
- 3-4 tablespoons nuts (peanuts, pistachios, walnuts, almonds)*
Prepare the chocolate as instructed in this recipe (honey-sweetened chocolate). Pour into a silicone loaf pan, or regular loaf pan lined with foil.
Sprinkle with nuts, seeds, and fruit.
Freeze for about 1/2 hour. Cut into pieces and enjoy.
Store leftovers in the freezer or fridge. (Fridge storage will produce a softer chocolate bar.)
*For optimal digestion, seeds and nuts should be soaked for 24 hours in filtered water and then dehydrated. This doesn’t really work with chia seeds (obviously), but with everything else it does. 🙂
Well you already know I love chocolate so I’m drooling over these photos. I LOVE all of the dried fruit on the top, that’s totally my kind of chocolate. So yummy!
Thanks, Emily! I loooove the fruit in there, too!
DROOL. I actually tried making a chocolate bark with goji berries for the first time last year and I’ve been obsessed with the combo ever since. This definitely looks like my kinda dessert!
It’s SUCH a good combo! I’m addicted, too!
Yum, love all the crunchy, chewy chocolate!! SO happy you can have your chocolate Raia!! <3
So am I, Megan! Haha! Thanks. 🙂
What a beautiful chocolate bar! Those goji berries add such great color, texture and flavor!
Thank you so much, Joni!
a perfect snack for after school!! my fav flavors!
Yes! Except I eat it all before my kids find out it’s there… Haha! #momoftheyear
I love the look of these, and the flavor sounds great. They would make such a lovely hostess gift.. now just need to get myself invited somewhere so I can bring these 🙂
Haha! You’re the hostess of your own house, right? So you can legitimately make them for yourself. 😉
I love chocolate bars with nuts and fruit! And what a great recipe for an affordable, paleo chocolate – thank you!
You’re so welcome! 🙂
Oh yes!!! So good. Several of my favorite things in my favorite thing ever (chocolate)
Haha. That’s just about how I feel, too. 😉
I love all the fruit and nuts in the chocolate & with the touch of salt it will enhance all of those yummy flavors! Gorgeous!
Thank you! 🙂
I love chocolate and love sweet and salty combinations so this looks just perfect to me! Could eat them all up right now!
Haha! Yes, it’s rather addictive. 😉
What a lovely recipe! Easy, simple, healthy, and totally yummy!
Thank you so much!
This looks so good! I especially love the goji berries.
Thank you, Annemarie!
I love all the crunchy textures happening in this! Perfect with that rich, creamy chocolate!
Yes! I love the crunch, too. 🙂
Wow, these look like perfection! These would make such a great gift or they could also be a fun, allergy-friendly treat for holiday parties. Pinning this so I remember to make these soon!
Thanks, Katheryn! I hope you enjoy them!
What an awesome treat! I love chocolate way too much, so I can’t wait to try your honey sweetened version, especially with all these fun additions!
Thank you, Kari! I’m right with you on the “way too much.” Haha.
This looks like a chocolate lover’s dream! Great combo of added seeds and fruits.
I definitely dream about it… haha!