White Chocolate Fruit & Nut Bark …

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On the third day of Christmas Marathon I bring to you one of my favorite white chocolate fruit and nuts bar … I especially love this bark for its colorful and rustic looks . I sometimes even use candies and even pieces of different chocolates as toppings …

Total Time:50 min
Prep:5 min
Inactive:30 min
Cook: 15 min

For these barks we will be needing :

Ingredients :

1/2 cup shelled salted pistachios ( I used whole pistachios )
16 ounces white chocolate, finely chopped ( I used Ghirardelli white chocolate chips)
1/2 cup dried cranberries ( i mixed some dried pomegranates too )
1/2 cup diced dried apricots
OR any fruits and nuts of your choice

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 8-by-10-inch cookie sheet or pan on with a parchment paper.

Place the pistachios in one layer on another sheet pan and bake for 5-8 minutes. Set aside to cool. ( make sure not to burn the pistachios )

Place three quarters of the white chocolate in a heat-proof glass bowl and put it in the microwave on high for 30 seconds. Stir the chocolate with a rubber spatula, return it to the microwave for another 30 seconds, then stir again. Continue to heat and stir in 30-second intervals until the chocolate is just melted. Immediately stir in the remaining chocolate and allow it to sit at room temperature, stirring often, until it’s completely smooth. (If you need to heat it a little more, place it in the microwave for another 15 seconds.)

Pour the melted chocolate onto the parchment paper and spread it lightly to fill the pan . Sprinkle the top evenly with the cooled pistachios, the cranberries, and apricots. Press the nuts and fruit lightly so they will set in the chocolate. Set aside for at least 2 hours until firm or refrigerate for 20 minutes. Cut or break the bark into pieces and serve …..

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