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How to Make White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Bark

The rules for making candy bark are so simple you barely need a recipe.


  • Step 1: Heat water Heat the water until it's hot but not boiling.
  • Step 2: Line baking sheet Line the baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Step 3: Mix pistachios and cranberries In a bowl, combine pistachios and cranberries.
  • TIP: You can substitute dark chocolate for white chocolate, dried cherries for cranberries, or peanuts for pistachios.
  • Step 4: Melt chocolate chips Set another bowl over the pot of water, and pour the chocolate chips into it. Stir them constantly until they’re melted.
  • Step 5: Stir in mixture Remove the bowl from the heat and stir in half of the pistachio and cranberry mixture.
  • Step 6: Spread the bark Spread the mixture evenly over the baking sheet.
  • Step 7: Sprinkle reserve over bark Sprinkle the rest of the pistachios and cranberries over the chocolate. Use a spatula to gently press them in.
  • Step 8: Refrigerate Chill the baking sheet in the fridge for at least 30 minutes, or until the bark hardens completely.
  • Step 9: Break the bark Take the finished bark out, and break the hardened chocolate into uneven pieces.
  • Step 10: Place in tin Find a pretty vintage tin to fill with your freshly made candy, turning it into the perfect gift for any occasion. For more candy recipes, visit
  • FACT: Queen Victoria is said to have waited a year to eat a fruitcake she received for her birthday because she felt it showed restraint, moderation, and good taste.

You Will Need

  • 1 c. coarsely chopped pistachios
  • 1 c. dried cranberries
  • 3 c. white chocolate chips
  • A pot of water
  • A baking sheet
  • Aluminum foil
  • Bowls
  • A spatula
  • Dark chocolate
  • Dried cherries
  • Peanuts

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