Allow the pan to chill in the fridge until the mixture hardens. Ideally, it just hardens and you cut up the bars and enjoy. But what actually happened was the syrup separated to the bottom and the coconut oil separated to the top. Don't get me wrong, these guys are still delicious but they're messier than I would have liked.
In retrospect, the syrup and chocolate probably negate the health value but up the delicious factor. You can't really go wrong with cherry and chocolate so enjoy!
- 1 cup of nuts (almonds, pecans, peanuts, whatever you prefer)
- 1 1/2 cups of dried cherries (or other fruit)
- 1/2 cup of maple syrup
- 3 Tablespoons coconut oil
- Melted chocolate for topping
- Line a square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving some overhang to assist with removing the final product.
- Mix together the nuts and dried cherries and pour into the pan.
- In a small saucepan, combine the syrup and coconut oil over medium heat until the mixture is combined and not as sticky.
- Carefully pour the syrup mixture over the nuts and berries.
- Lastly, melt the chocolate in the microwave or double broiler (or with a hair dryer) and pour over the top of the nut mixture.
- Allow the pan to set in the fridge until firm.
- Carefully remove the bars from the pan by pulling out the parchment paper. Hopefully, everything is set but if not, you can put them in the freezer.
- If like the picture above, the ingredients have separated, I assure you they are still delicious. Keep them wrapped in the freezer until you're ready to eat to minimize the mess.