Dried Fruit Candy Recipes

Dried fruit is the perfect candy addition: bold and flavorful, it contains the natural sweetness, tang, and flavor of fruit in a small, chewy package. Whether it's tangy dried cranberries or apricots, tart dried cherries, or sweet and chewy dried raisins or figs, these favorite dried fruit candies perfectly showcase dried fruits along with other ingredients like chocolate, nuts, and spices.

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    Chocolate covered raisins
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    Chocolate-Covered Raisins are a classic candy that couldn’t be simpler to make. Eat these chocolate-covered raisins on their own, or add them to trail mixes, snack mixes, or yogurt.

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    Cranberry chocolate bark
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    Cranberry-Cashew Chocolate Bark is a delightfully chunky bark candy that features a swirl of two types of chocolate, sweet-tart cranberries, and the salty crunch of roasted cashews.

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    Apricot Balls
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    Apricot Balls are chocolate-covered bites of intensely flavored apricot filling. The taste and texture is similar to a concentrated apricot jam, so this is the perfect candy for lovers of that sweet-tart apricot flavor.

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    Chocolate Fig Squares
    (c) 2009 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Chocolate Fig Squares have a delicious fig, cocoa, and nut filling, covered in chocolate. The texture of the filling reminds me of fig cookies, but the flavor is more complex, with cinnamon, nuts, cocoa, and lemon zest. 

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  • 05 of 08
    plums candy
    (c) 2009 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    In this simple recipe, sweet dried plums are stuffed with crunchy toasted almonds and dipped in a coating of thick chocolate. The combination of tastes and textures is divine!

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    Chocolate-Dipped Mangoes
    (c) 2009 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Flavorful dried mango is coated in bittersweet chocolate and dusted with spicy cayenne in this simple, delicious candy recipe. The combination of sweet and chewy fruit, rich chocolate, and a touch of hate makes these Chocolate-Dipped Mango Slices truly special.

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    Date Pistachio Clusters
    (c) 2009 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.

    Date-Pistachio Clusters are an easy drop candy featuring chunks of sweet dates, salty pistachios, and crunchy, chocolatey cacao nibs, all held together by white chocolate.

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    Chocolate dipped apriocts
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    Chocolate-Dipped Apricots are light, elegant candies that are surprisingly easy to make. These bite-sized treats taste sophisticated and none too sweet, since they are made with unsweetened dried fruit and dark chocolate.