Tuesday, December 27, 2005
Pistachio Cranberry Bark
We have been snacking on this bark for the past few days. I have been sneaking chunks out of the freezer. It is full of color with the green pistachios, red cranberries, and the white chocolate. I have discovered Bark -what ever the variety- can be made in just a few minutes if allowed to chill in the freezer. This recipe comes from the Dec/Jan issue of Taste of Home.
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
5 ounces white cany coating, chopped
1 cup chopped pistachios, toasted, divided
3/4 cup dried cranberries, divided
In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips, stir until smooth. Repeat with candy coating. Stir 3/4 cup pistachios and half of the cranberries into semisweet chocolate. Thinly spread onto a waxed paperlined baking sheet. ( I use an inverted baking sheet with a sheet of silpat placed on top)
Drizzle with candy coating. Cut through with a knife to swirl. Sprinkle with remaining pistachios and cranberries. chill until firm. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 1 pound.