I wish I had a camera when I told the kids I was putting dried fruit in this Autumn Bark recipe. The look on their faces was priceless.
My daughter: “So your goal is to create candy that no one will eat?”
Me: “Name one candy recipe that I have made that has been less than totally awesome”.
My daughter: “There’s always a first. You’ve never put dried fruit in candy before”.
Me: “That you know of…bwahaha”. (evil laugh)
This combination was absolutely delicious! The dried fruit remains slightly chewy in the bark and reminded me of eating a fruit nougat candy. All of my kids, including my ever skeptical daughter, enjoyed it.
Find the recipe here: http://premeditatedleftovers.com/recipes-cooking-tips/autumn-bark/