Tropical Holiday Mendiants

October 26, 2021 / By Foodland

Tropical Holiday Mendiants

Rich and creamy bite-sized chocolate candies topped with dried fruit and nuts. It makes the perfect holiday gift for the chocolate lover in your life. 
Course Dessert
Servings 4 Servings


  • 0.25 cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons dried mango(diced)
  • 3 tablespoons crystallized ginger,(diced)
  • 1 tablespoon dried apricots(diced)
  • 2 tablespoons dried pineapples(diced)
  • 1/3 cups pistachios
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips(or brand of your choice)
  • vegetable oil or other neutral flavored oil
  • maldon salt
  • 12-15 cupcake liners


  1. Prep dried cranberries, apricots, pineapple and crystallized ginger for the Mendiants by using a sharp pair of kitchen scissors to cut into ¼ inch pieces.  Mix the dried fruit and pistachios together and set aside.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, pour chocolate chips. Place bowl into the microwave and heat in 30-second increments, stir in between each increment until chocolate is fully melted.
  3. Add a drop of oil into the melted chocolate and mix together. Be sure to add in a couple drops at a time until you reach a consistency that resembles thick honey when lifting your spatula up.
  4. Place about 2 tablespoons of melted chocolate into each cupcake liner.
  5. Sprinkle the dried fruits and nuts on top.
  6. Finish each disc with a very small pinch of salt.
  7. Allow Mendiants to cool in the refrigerator for about 5-10 minutes or set aside in a cool room.


Tip: Place in a container to give as a gift! Just remember to keep them in a cool area or in the refrigerator.
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