White Chocolate Bark With Pistachios and Dried Cranberries

Total Time
Prep 3 mins
Cook 2 mins

The original of this slightly tweaked recipe came from the food section of the Los Angeles Times, probably sometime in February 2010!, & I'm sure that RecipeZaar won't let me list the original chocolate which is 4 bars (3.5-ounces each) white chocolate (Lindt Swiss Classic). Preparation time does not include the time needed for the bark to chill & cool completely!


  1. Place the white chocolate in a microwave-proof glass bowl, uncovered, & melt it in that appliance on 50% power, starting with 1 minute, then stirring & adding 20- to 30-second increments until completely melted. BE SURE TO WATCH IT CAREFULLY ~ Once it is totally melted, proceed.
  2. Add nuts & berries, stirring to combine, then spread this mixture to the thickness desired on a parchment-lined baking tray.
  3. Refrigerate 5 to 10 minutes, then remove the tray & let it set in a cool place.
  4. When completely cooled, cut or break into pieces & store in an airtight container.


Most Helpful

I should have rated this recipe sooner. I made this candy for Christmas gifts and it was a big hit with everyone. It was my first attempt at White Chocolate Bark, and if I say so myself, it was wonderful! I used Ghirardelli white chocolate chips and found a pistachio-dried cranberry blend at Fresh Market. Delicious, Easy, and Fast!!! Thanks, Alan

Alan in SW Florida March 04, 2013

This took no time to make and I left it overnight to harden. It's still kind of soft but that's the nature of some white chocolate. My son really likes this but he has a sweeter tooth than I do! I left the pistachios whole but I think I would give them a rough chop next time as Jubes mentioned. Made for Went to the Market tag game. Thanks Syd! :)

Nif January 12, 2012

This was my first attempt at bark and I was surprised at how easy it is! The cranberry/pistachio combo was just perfect; the tart cranberry with the salty nuts and sweet chocolate is absolutely delicious! I doubled the batch so that there was plenty to send home with friends and family after Thanksgiving. Thanks for posting this keeper!

KLBoyle November 29, 2010

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