How To Make Your Own Chocolate Coated Treats

Chocolate covered nuts
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Chocolate coated fruit and nuts are a delicious treat, and just a smidge healthier than standard chocolate, due to the protein, vitamins and nutrients contained within the fruit and nuts. If you’d like to have a go at making these sweet treats (which are a classic snack at Christmas), here is a simple recipe which can be adapted to suit your tastes.

Chocolate Coated Fruit and Nuts

Ingredients (to serve 8):

  • 1 cup of mixed whole nuts
  • 1 cup of mixed whole dried fruits
  • 2 cups of milk chocolate
  • 1/2 cup of dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons of maple syrup


  1. Slowly heat the chocolate in a pan until it melts.
  2. Add the vegetable oil and maple syrup, stir until both are well combined.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, stir the fruit and nuts through the chocolate sauce.
  4. Pour onto a tray lined with greaseproof paper, place into the fridge and leave for 2 hours to set.

This recipe can be easily adapted. If you use a flavored chocolate, such as a chilli or salt infused one, this will change the overall flavors of the finished products. You could also coat popcorn, pretzels, coffee beans or marzipan if you want a different flavor.

Whether you’re making these chocolates as treats for guests, or as a delicious afternoon pick-me-up for yourself, this recipe is easy, quick, and tasty, so give it a whirl.