PAM spray an 8 inch round pan, and line completely with parchment paper. Give the parchment paper a very light spray of PAM.
In a large bowl, mix the nuts, candied fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, flour, salt, cocoa, and chocolate chips.
In a small saucepan, warm the cherry simple syrup and 2/3 cup of white sugar. Once the sugar is melted, pour over the dry ingredients.
Mix all ingredients thoroughly. It will be a bit stiff while mixing.
Place batter into prepared pan, pat down with a spoon, pressing down to flatten.
Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. The surface will be completely bubbly and dark brown.
Remove from oven, let cool.
Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to chill.
Remove from fridge, remove parchment paper, and cover entire surface with icing sugar.
Serve cold (or room temperature).