White Chocolate Palettes With Dried Fruit and Nuts

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 20 mins

I make these for a Christmas platter. They are easy and very pretty. Not what you would usually find on a dessert tray. The cooking time is the chilling time.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 ounces best quality white chocolate, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons toasted coarsely chopped almonds
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons toasted coarsely chopped pecans
  • 2 dried apricots, cut into small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons shelled pistachios


  1. In medium bowl, melt chocolate over simmering water until completely smooth.
  2. Meanwhile, line 2 baking trays with parchment, set aside.
  3. In small bowl, combine the remaining ingredients.
  4. Drop about 1 tsp chocolate onto the lined trays. Continue until trays are full, then gently give trays a shake to round out the circles.
  5. Dot each circle with scant tsp of fruit/nut mixture.
  6. Place trays in fridge for 20 minutes.
  7. Carefully remove palettes from trays and place in an airtight container for up to 7 days.
Most Helpful

This is beyond easy but comes out great - I think it'll be a new keeper for future Christmas gift baskets. I found a mix of fruit and nuts in my store's bulk section that had cranberries, golden raisins, pumpkin seeds, almonds, and sunflower seeds. It was lightly salted, which I think helps the flavor - I'd add salt if your nuts are unsalted. The green pumpkin seeds with the red cranberries look really festive! I used more than 1 tsp of chocolate for each and didn't bother flattening it out, which is why they look so thick in my (blurry) photo. I'm sure they'd be prettier the way the recipe is written but I like the "rustic" look.

mayness January 07, 2011

These were excellent. I made them for Thanksgiving and every one loved them. The colors of the fruits mixed with the nuts make them perfect for the holidays. Thx. for posting!

Karen's Krazy Kitchen November 28, 2008