I have been seeing recipes for bark since I started food blogging and I have always wanted to try making some. Bark seems to be pretty simple in concept, being chocolate that is melted and then topped with goodies. After the chocolate has cooled it is broken into pieces that I guess resemble pieces of bark. With the cranberry, pistachio and white chocolate combo still fresh on my mind I figured that it was the perfect time to try making some holiday bark. I decided to mix the cranberries and pistachios into the melted chocolate rather than just sprinkling them on top as I figured the bark would hold together better. The cranberry, pistachio and white chocolate bark turned out great! I used some good quality white chocolate that was nice and creamy and it felt like it was just melting in your mouth and it went perfectly with the cranberries and pistachios.
Given the simple concept of bark, there are near endless possibilities. Peppermint or candy cane bark seems to be another popular bark recipe around the holidays. A while ago when I was having trouble finding the bacon chocolate bar that I had heard about I was seriously considering melting down some good dark chocolate and making some bacon bark! Bacon bark aside, I am looking forward to experimenting with bark some more.
Cranberry and Pistachio White Chocolate Bark
- 1 pound white Chocolate (chopped)
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup pistachios
- Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
- Mix in the cranberries and pistachios.
- Pour the chocolate into a parchment paper lined baking sheet and smooth it out.
- Let cool and set completely on the counter or in the fridge.
- Break into pieces and enjoy.
Thank you!! I have all of these in my pantry!!
Your bark looks wonderful! I have been wanting to make bark for the longest time. I have even bought the ingredients and still have not made this tasty treat. You are inspiring me!
Simple but inviting recipe Kevin. As you said, endless possibilities with this. Roasting the pistachios would have enhanced the flavor even more :-)Thanks, Sri
uMMM, Kevin…this sounds and looks delicious. I will run to the store in the morning for the pistachios..I have white cho. and dried cranberries…
I have made peppermint white chocolate bark and chocolate peanut clusters bark….that's my favorite, so far.
Now, let me tell you about something that might not sound all that great but it is DELICIOUS.
Make several peanut butter and cracker sandwiches…, using RITZ crackers. Then, melt your white chocolate in the microwave….dip each pb cracker in the candy, covering as much as possible…let them dry on Pam sprayed foil…O honey…these are really good.
Sounds so good.
Merry Christmas Kevin!
Ooooh, I just came from a post on white chocolate fudge with cranberries and pistachios! This is really driving the idea home! Lovely sweet. Happy HOlidays!
Rosa's Yummy Yums says
A wonderful treat! What a great combo!
Oh my mom makes this all the time! Only, she uses macadamia nuts instead of pistachios. She had some waiting for me when I flew in- YUMMY!
Michelle N says
Looks wonderful! I love it! Happy Holidays!
The barks look nice & lovely!!
They also look awesomely delicous!
Dear Kevin, I wish you & your Family a happy & lovely Christmas!! Enjoy!!
The first thing I did when I saw this post was say, "Oh YUM," out loud 'cause that just looks so good. I agree about trying it with roasting the pistachios first–they taste even better that way, as most nuts do when they're roasted.
I am absolutely in love with the white chocolate/cranberry/pistachio combination. Actually, white chocolate and I are best friends these days in general. Not sure why. This bark sounds delicious! Heaven in a bite.
Love this recipe! What I like best in the creativity it offers. Can't wait to try some flavor combinations…what about a little lavender along with dried blueberries or dark cherries? yum yum!
Cranberry and pistachio bark sounds very good.
Here is a great chocolate cheesecake recipe.
250 g mascepone
large bar of plain chocolate use 3/4 keep 1/4 to grate over finished cake
try one bar of chocolate and adjust to taste we often used 1 1/2
1 packet of biscuits (ginger or orange)
enough butter to coat biscuit crumbs
put biscuits in a bag and smash with rolling pin
mix through biscuit crumbs and press into tin
place in fridge
put mascepone into a bowl and whisk in melted chocolate and spread on to biscuit base
place in fridge for 2 to 3 hours cut and enjoy
it is delicious and quick no eggs/custard etc
its very rich.
Have a good Christmas eve.
Very festive Kevin. Have a great Christmas.
Oh how pretty to make it w/ red and green! What a delicious, beautiful idea that would make great gifts!
I'm fairly new to your blog Kevin …and enjoying all the recipes….
This recipe looks delicious. I have never eaten this. I will be trying this next week for sure.
My Taste Heaven says
wonderful shot…looks yummy!!
love this. reminds of a much better version of Starbucks' cranberry bliss bar, which i love!
Did you have to temper the white chocolate?
Anonymous: You do not need to temper the white chocolate. You are heating it in a double boiler to prevent it from burning. Once it has melted you just mix in the pistachios and the cranberries.
The Food Hunter says
what a great combo. Can't wait to try it.
Yummy and would like to have the whole plate
Looks so yummy! A cup of coffee would be great with these.
Happy new year to you and your family!
I've been wanting to make a bark for the 1st time…this combo is probably delightful! Thanks for sharing such great things so regularly. I'm always getting inspired by your posts. 🙂
Tasty Eats At Home says
Man, why didn't I see this before the holidays were over? What a delicious bark. Some of my favorite munchies all rolled into one!
That is a totally classic combo and one of my favourites. Looks wonderfully festive too!
Harley Rentals Miami says
Oh God, it looks so good! And the ingredients are just delicious. I have to try it and I think it will become my new favourite.