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Cherry-Pistachio Bark Recipe

Cherry-Pistachio Bark

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"This is my friend's Christmas recipe. It is so yummy, I thought I would share."

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Original recipe makes 3 1/2 pounds Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    7 mins

    1 hr 22 mins


  1. In a small glass bowl, microwave cherries with water on high for 2 minutes; drain, and set aside.
  2. In a separate microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate chips and candy coating together until melted and smooth, stirring occasionally. Stir in cherries and chopped pistachios, and spread into a wax paper-lined 15x10 inch pan. Chill for 1 hour, or until firm.
  3. Cut into 1 inch squares, and enjoy. Store unused portion in an air-tight container.
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Oct 28, 2008

These turned out great but wasn't sure what bars of vanilla-flavoured candy coating were so left them out. Just added more white chocolate chips.

Dec 11, 2008

I would give this 5 stars for flavor and ease of preparation, but reduced it to 4 because the presentation wasn't very pretty, so I couldn't give them as gifts. When you stir all the pistachios and cherries into the chocolate, you lose the red and green color and it all turns out like a lumpy, off-white mixture. Next time I would pour the chocolate into the pan by itself and then sprinkle the nuts and cherries over the top. That way it would be red, green, and white - perfect Christmas colors! It was absolutely delicious, by the way. I'm still eating it now!

Apr 16, 2007

It doesn't get any easier--or more foolproof--than this. I halved the recipe, using almonds instead of more expensive pistachios, and it turned out fantastically. Despite my attempt at screwing up even this easy no-bake recipe (turned my head away from the microwave too long, and scorched the interior of the pile of white chocolate chips a light brown--but with a few tablespoons of water added and the chips stirred around, it turned a perfect creamy off-white), this recipe went off without a hitch, and disappeared at the social dance I brought it to. I even got the compliment, "Wow! This tastes like something I'd get at Kilwin's!"

Dec 16, 2011

This was so easy to make! I made little bags of Christmas candy for a group outing, and decided at the last minute to make this to add to them. I lined my pan with foil and sprayed it with cooking spray, then put a thin layer of melted white cocolate on it. I sprinkled most of the pistachios and cherry-flavored Craisins on that (I already had them), then drizzled the rest of the white chocolate over it. Then I took the remaining pistachios and fruit and sprinkled it on top, pressing it down lightly. After it was firm, I just lifted it out of the pan, peeled away the foil and gently broke it into small wedge-shaped pieces. It looked beautiful stacked with the fudge and other candies in little clear bags decorated with snowflakes and a red ribbon. Thanks for the recipe!

Feb 06, 2008

Turned out gorgeous! Substituted cranberries for the cherries, and after I ran out of pistachios, used sliced almonds. Put them in pretty see-through boxes and tied with a bright red ribbon. GORGEOUS for Christmas gifts!

Dec 17, 2010

I used cranberries and pistachios.. As another poster mentioned, I also subbed shortening for the vanilla candy coating (what is that?). Instead of microwaving. I melted in a pan on top of a pot of boiling water. Spread the chocolate first and then add the cranberries and pistachios.. Huge hit.. 4 batches in 2 days.

Feb 19, 2010

Very Sweet

Jul 29, 2010

Very good but I think I'll use Craisins next time, the cherries are a little too sweet.


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  • Calories
  • 45 kcal
  • 2%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 2.6 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Sodium
  • 11 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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