Pistachio and Tart Cherry Chocolate Bark2013-02-04
- Prep Time: 25m
- Cook Time: 0m
- Ready In: 1:25 h
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.
- 1 Pound Semisweet Chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 8 Ounces White Chocolate, coarsely chopped
- 12 Ounces Pistachio Nuts, shells removed, toasted (1 1/2 cups),
- 8 Ounces Dried Tart Cherries (1 1/2 cups)
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.
Recipe courtesy Melissa d’Arabian (Cooking Channel)
Melissa d’Arabian, Mom of four, television host and New York Times best-selling author, embodies family home cooking at its finest. With a lifelong passion for cooking, Melissa naturally connects with today’s diverse families as she shares empowering food and lifestyle solutions that are part of a bigger story about how to eat well, be a responsible consumer, and spend with purpose. After winning season five of well-known culinary competition series “The Next Food Network Star,” Melissa’s relatable cooking show “Ten Dollar Dinners“ premiered on Food Network in August 2009. Melissa also hosts Cooking Channel’s “Drop 5 lbs. with Good Housekeeping,” a cooking and lifestyle series that premiered in January 2012 based on the magazine’s popular monthly column. The fresh, simple and healthy recipes she prepares further the show’s mission to make weight loss easier and more manageable.