Pistachio and Tart Cherry Chocolate Bark

Make sure to note on the gift tag to keep this tart and nutty chocolate bark refrigerated until ready to enjoy, but not longer than one month for best flavor.

Recipe courtesy Good Housekeeping, 2012
Show: Drop 5 Lbs with Good Housekeeping Episode: Boost Your Mood Food
TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 25 min
Prep: 25 min
Inactive Prep: 1 hr
Cook: --
 
YIELD: 2 1/2 pounds
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 12 ounces pistachio nuts, shells removed (1 1/2 cups), toasted
  • 8 ounces (1 1/2 cups) dried tart cherries
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Directions

Place semisweet chocolate in microwave-safe 8-cup measuring cup or large bowl. Place white chocolate in microwave-safe 2-cup measuring cup or medium bowl. Heat semisweet chocolate in microwave, covered with waxed paper, on High 2 to 3 minutes or until almost melted, stirring once. Remove from microwave and stir until smooth. Heat white chocolate in microwave, covered with waxed paper, on High 1 to 2 minutes or until almost melted, stirring once. Remove from microwave and stir until smooth.

Stir 1 cup pistachios and 1 cup cherries into semisweet chocolate. On large cookie sheet, spread chocolate mixture to about 1/4-inch thickness. Spoon dollops of white chocolate onto semisweet-chocolate mixture. With tip of knife, swirl chocolates together for marbled look. Sprinkle with remaining pistachios and cherries.

Refrigerate bark 1 hour or until firm. Break bark into pieces. Store in tightly sealed container in refrigerator up to 1 month. Pack in decorative boxes lined with waxed tissue paper or colored cellophane for gift giving.

Nutritional Information (per 1 oz. serving):
Calories 125; Total Fat 8g; Saturated Fat 4g; Cholesterol 2mg; Sodium 5mg; Total Carbohydrate 15g; Dietary Fiber 2g; Protein 2g

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