Pistachio Cranberry Bark (Sweet and Salty Holiday Bark!)

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    Pistachio Cranberry Bark Recipe

    Pistachio Cranberry Bark is a simple and delightful recipe to enjoy during the holiday season! Easy to make, it is the ultimate sweet treat to fill those holes in your cookie tray.

    Pistachio Cranberry Bark is a delicious combination of pistachios, cranberries, and white chocolate! Perfect for the holiday season with its festive colors! #christmasbarkrecipe #pistachiocranberrybark www.savoryexperiments.com

    Pistachio Cranberry Bark is a delicious combination of pistachios, dried cranberries, and white chocolate! Pistachio Cranberry Bark is so easy it only takes 10 minutes to make!

    Probably the most simple of holiday baking, barks can be very satisfying, make great gifts and are a fabulous finger food. Pistachio Cranberry Bark combines creamy white chocolate, salty pistachios and gummy sweet dried cranberries.

    Bonus? These yummy flavors also happen to be Christmas colors! Sweet!

    Make sure you PIN Pistachio Cranberry Bark!

    Many people associate bark with the holidays, but more so for Peppermint bark. I actually prefer this sweet, salty, smooth and crunchy concoction.

    Pistachio Cranberry Bark is a delicious combination of pistachios, cranberries, and white chocolate! Perfect for the holiday season with its festive colors! #christmasbarkrecipe #pistachiocranberrybark www.savoryexperiments.com

    What is almond bark? The name alone sounds like it is a almond heavy food, but oddly enough, there are no almonds. It does’t even taste like almonds.

    It is a chocolate-like candy that is made with vegetable oil, food coloring, and flavoring. You can find it in blocks, or round melts, and is typically used in place of chocolate.

    Almond Bark and white chocolate are commonly exchanged for each other, having similar attributes. White chocolate isn’t really chocolate either. Instead coming from the cocoa bean just like cocoa butter.

    The best part about this recipe is how easy it is to make, You can make this in a double boiler, saucepan and heat proof bowl or even in the microwave.

    Simply spread melted chocolate (or almond bark) on parchment paper and sprinkle pistachios and dried cranberries. Place it in the fridge to set.

    Pistachio Cranberry Bark is a delicious combination of pistachios, cranberries, and white chocolate! Perfect for the holiday season with its festive colors! #christmasbarkrecipe #pistachiocranberrybark www.savoryexperiments.com

    If you’re making this in a hurry then you can cut it after 5-10 minutes but if you can leave it for 1-2 hours for better results.

    You can store your Pistachio Cranberry Bark for up to 2 weeks in an airtight container.

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    If you loved this Christmas bark recipe, check out these other easy festive recipes:

    Questions you might have about how to make holiday bark:

    Do you have to keep bark refrigerated? You don’t have to, but like any type of chocolate, you run the risk of it melting if you don’t. Certainly keep it at a normal inside temperature.

    Can I makes this recipe with a different type of chocolate? Sure! I like white so the cranberries and pistachios really pop, but feel free to use a milk chocolate or even a dark chocolate.

    Can I freeze Christmas bark? You can freeze this recipe, but make sure you thaw it well. A frozen pistachio is bound to chip a tooth!

    Pistachio Cranberry Bark is a delicious combination of pistachios, cranberries, and white chocolate! Perfect for the holiday season with its festive colors! #christmasbarkrecipe #pistachiocranberrybark www.savoryexperiments.com

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    Pistachio Cranberry Bark
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    5 mins
    Total Time
    10 mins
     

    Pistachio Cranberry Bark is a delicious combination of pistachios, dried cranberries, and white chocolate! Pistachio Cranberry Bark is so easy it only takes 10 minutes to make!

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: bark recipes, pistachop cranberry bark
    Servings: 8
    Calories: 574 kcal
    Ingredients
    • 24 ounces almond bark
    • 2/3 cup salted pistachios , shelled
    • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
    • cooking spray
    • parchment paper
    Instructions
    1. Use either a double boiler or sauce pan with heat proof bowl. Fill bottom pan with 2 inches of water and place over medium-high heat.
    2. Heat candy melts, stirring frequently for even melting. 

    3. While chocolate is melting, place a large sheet of parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Lightly coat with cooking spray.

    4. Continue to melt chocolate, as it starts to get really melty, stir continuously until smooth.
    5. Spread chocolate over parchment paper using an offset spatula. Quickly sprinkle shelled pistachios and dried cranberries over chocolate, gently pressing down.

    6. Place in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes, or until set. Remove and roughly cut with a large knife. Do not worry about cutting in nice clean squares, bark is best in rough, uneven pieces.
    7. Store in an airtight container at room temperature. 

    8. If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was! 

    Recipe Notes

    *If you can’t find almond bark, use 24 ounces white chocolate chips and 2 teaspoons shortening or white chocolate candy melts. 

    Nutrition Facts
    Pistachio Cranberry Bark
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 574 Calories from Fat 261
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 29g45%
    Saturated Fat 24g150%
    Sodium 25mg1%
    Potassium 103mg3%
    Carbohydrates 72g24%
    Fiber 1g4%
    Sugar 68g76%
    Protein 2g4%
    Vitamin A 25IU1%
    Vitamin C 0.3mg0%
    Calcium 11mg1%
    Iron 0.5mg3%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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