Homemade Christmas Gifts-White Chocolate, Pistachio and Cherry Bark

December 3, 2008

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Everyone loves white chocolate bark during the holidays, but this version has a twist with pistachios and dried cherries which gives it a sweet and salty taste with a crunch. This recipe is so easy and takes no time at all. Be sure to purchase already shelled pistachio nuts in the nut section of your local grocery store. You may also substitute sliced almonds for the pistachios and dried cranberries for the cherries (sometimes dried cherries are hard to find). If you give these as gifts, make sure you put a note on the gift tag to keep the bark refrigerated until ready to enjoy, but up to one month for best flavor.


Dried Cherry and Pistachio Bark

Feel free to double or triple this recipe.

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 1 minute

Yield: 11/2 pound

Ingredients

1 (12-ounce) package white chocolate morsels or any white chocolate

1 cup pistachio nuts, shells removed and toasted

1 cup dried cherries or cranberries

Preparation

1. Place white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, covered with wax paper on HIGH 1 to 2 minutes or until melted, stirring once. Add pistachios and cherries, stirring well. Spread on large baking sheet covered with parchment paper.

2. Refrigerate 1 hour or until firm. Break bark into pieces. Store in a tightly sealed container in refrigerator up to 1 month. Pack in decorative boxes or tins lined with wax tissue paper or colored cellophane for gift giving.

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3 Responses to “Homemade Christmas Gifts-White Chocolate, Pistachio and Cherry Bark”

  1. headslammer Says:

    Another idea, white chocolate pretzels.

  2. penny thomas Says:

    OMG! That is delicious! I’m not even a fan of white chocolate, but the flavor of the white chocolate mixed with pistachio and cherry is to die for. I give this recipe two chocolate coated thumbs up.

  3. Danny Says:

    I just ate no less than 43 of the cherry barks. I have requested to be chained to my chair and a have a lock put on the ‘fridge to keep me from getting more. They are incredible.


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