Fruit and Nut Chocolate Discs (GF, Vegan)

I’m usually the first one to keep chocolate plain – a simple dark chocolate truffle beats a Caramel Swirl any day. But there’s a simplicity to these fruit and nut chocolate discs – the pure vegan dark chocolate set against the cranberries and nuts is really really good.

I like to make them with really dark chocolate so that the cranberries offer a nice sweet contrast.  The pistachios and pumpkin seeds then add a lovely nutty crunch.  But of course you can top with whatever you fancy – walnuts, hazelnuts, raisins, or dehydrated strawberries is delicious too.

And I love that you can use the chocolate of your choice.  A lot of 85%+ chocolate is vegan. I particularly like the Lindt 85%. The options to create are endless!


Fruit and Nut Chocolate Discs (GF, Vegan)


  • 100g | 3.5 ounces best dark vegan chocolate
  • ¼ cup pistachios
  • ¼ cup pumpkin seeds
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries


Makes 6 chocolate discs

  1. Break up the chocolate into pieces and place in a heatproof bowl.
  2. Melt the chocolate by placing over a pan of barely simmering water (keep the bottom of the bowl clear of the water)
  3. Spoon the melted chocolate onto greaseproof paper – around 1 or 2 tablespoons per disc, using the back of the spoon to spread the chocolate out.
  4. Sprinkle the pistachios, pumpkins seeds and cranberries over the discs while the chocolate is still a little melted, and then place in the fridge to harden.
  5. Best kept in the fridge until you’re ready to eat them.