Friday, December 5, 2008

Cranberry White Chocolate Bark




Let the baking begin! Our holiday baking has officially started. Today I made Cranberry White Chocolate Bark.

I chose this recipe to kick off the season because it's super easy, and you can whip up a batch in no time.


All you need is dried cranberries, almonds, and white baking chocolate. That's it!


First, unwrap all those squares of white chocolate and put them into a microwave safe bowl, or in my case a Pyrex Measuring Cup. Then microwave it on high, checking every minute or two and stirring.


This was after three minutes.


Meanwhile, chop your almonds that you toasted before you started melting the chocolate. Yeah, I forgot to mention that part, sorry.

But this recipe is so easy, I hope you'll forgive me.

I like to use this Pampered Chef Food Chopper to chop nuts, because I detest chasing my nuts around the kitchen when I'm in a hurry. The only thing I chop with this baby is nuts. It's very satisfying too, because you can really whomp down on it and it won't hurt anything or make a mess.


Once the chocolate is all melted, add the cranberries.


And the nuts.

Then combine.


Then spread it all out on a jelly roll pan lined with wax paper and refrigerate for an hour.

And okay, I know this part doesn't present itself well. It looks a little like someone's lunch came back up, yes, but really, you need to just get over that.

Once you break it up you can really see the cranberries and it looks pretty.

Honest.


Finally, break the bark into pieces. I like to use food prep gloves for this part so I don't leave fingerprints on the bark.


And Ta-DA! Isn't it pretty? I told ya.


And you know I didn't forget your recipe card either. Enjoy!

11 comments:

  1. I make Peppermint Bark every year and it really is so easy like you said. Your recipe looks yummy since I love cranberries and almonds. I'm going to add this to my list! Thanks Jill!

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  2. Ok....I knew you would come through for me. I am making bark this year for Cookie Day on Sunday and this recipe is perfect!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you:-)

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  3. I'm going to have to add this to my list of candies.

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  4. Yum, I am going to definately try this. Love almonds and cranberries. Thanks for the recipe!!!!

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  5. Can I use white choc chips and do this?? It looks oh so yummy!!
    Suzanne

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  6. Thanks, Jill. I just recently bought that chopper through papmpered chef and haven't had a chance to use it yet. This recipe looks like a good opportunity to put it to good use. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. This looks easy and fun, and I bet Little Bit would love unwrapping all that chocolate. I wonder if she'd try to eat it though? Hmmmm. Oh, and I have one of those choppers - they ROCK! I use mine for every-little-thing. It's rarely put away in the cupboard as I am always reaching for it.

    Thanks for the recipe. I might just have to try this one.

    Cheers, Kiy

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  8. Yes, You can use white chocolate chips. Just make sure they are real white chocolate and not vanilla chips. Although it would probably even taste good with vanilla chips.

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  9. This sounds delicious, and it looks easy enough even for me!!!

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