Recipe by JOGGINGMAMA
"This is my friend's Christmas recipe. It is so yummy, I thought I would share."
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1 1/4 cups
2 (11 ounce) packages
white chocolate chips
4 (3 ounce) bars
vanilla-flavored candy coating
1 1/4 cups
chopped pistachio nuts
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.
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!
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!"
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!
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!
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.
Very good but I think I'll use Craisins next time, the cherries are a little too sweet.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/150 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 150
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 24
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