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Dark Chocolate Trail Mix Buttons

Unfortunately I cannot take credit for these amazing little gems, but I wish I could because they are so smart and lovely. I love dark chocolate. A lot. Want to know the best combo out there? Ghirardelli Dark Sea Salt & Caramel Squares. Not a joking matter, they are life changing. Not that I actually need to justify eating dark chocolate, but adding some healthy nuts and fruits to it will make me think I am doing the body good… Whatever.

Jacki and I are both done with our clinical placements for grad school this year! We only have a couple large things to complete and we will be FREE!! We are great students so we decided to mass produce these buttons and give them to our supervisors and classmates. Damn we are nice and thoughtful. And of course save ourselves some. These couldn’t be simpler.

Dark Chocolate Trail Mix Buttons

(Revised from Undressed Skeleton)

Makes about 50 buttons


  • 1 10-oz bag dark chocolate or bittersweet chocolate chips (about 60% cacao)
  • Lots of Toppings (about 1 to 2 cups): pre-made trail mix, pre-mixed nuts, dried fruits (cherries, cranberries, blueberries, apricots, pineapple, mango, raisins), nuts and seeds (peanuts, walnuts, almonds, pistachios, pecans, pepitas, sunflower, chia), other gems (toffee bits, caramel, sea salt, bacon), seriously, almost everything taste better with chocolate


Place a large piece of parchment paper on a flat surface to make your buttons. Get all your toppings prepared!

Melt dark chocolate in a double-boiler. Stirring every few minutes. Once the chocolate has completely melted, add quarter to half dollar sized circles of chocolate on the parchment paper. Add on your desired toppings. Let set and keep in a cool dry place (or the refrigerator). 


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