PISTACHIO-CRAISIN-ORANGE CHOCOLATE ‘N CHOCOLATE BARK

It was the picture that made me give this Swirled Chocolate Bark from www.inspiredtaste.net a try. With minor changes, I presented this impressively decadent dessert to a houseful of what proved to be very happy Halloweeners. Not only was it incredibly easy to make, but you can add or subtract toppings to your heart’s desire. This recipe will definitely be hanging around my kitchen, especially with Christmas in the forecast.

12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips

12 oz white chocolate chips

zest of one orange, divided

1/3 cup shelled and roughly chopped pistachios

1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries (Craisins)

1) Line a large  (12×17″) cookie sheet with parchment paper

2) Pour semi-sweet chocolate chips in microwave-safe bowl; microwave, pausing and stirring every 30 seconds until chocolate melts; remove from microwave and stir in half the orange zest (reserving half for topping); pour melted chocolate onto prepared baking sheet and smooth into a rectangle

3) Pour white chocolate chips in microwave-safe bowl; microwave, pausing and stirring every 30 seconds until chocolate melts; remove from microwave and drop by spoonfuls on semi-sweet chocolate; using a knife or wooden spoon, swirl chocolates together until your swirl is just right

4) Sprinkle pistachios, cranberries, and remaining zest over top and lightly press into chocolate; if you have the space, cool in fridge 30-40 minutes until chocolate is hard; if you don’t have the fridge space, cool on counter to room temperature; break into pieces of whatever size you think you can limit yourself to and serve (we like it cold, but it’s also amazing at room temperature)

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4 thoughts on “PISTACHIO-CRAISIN-ORANGE CHOCOLATE ‘N CHOCOLATE BARK

  1. Over the last couple of years I have decided that pistachios go with darned near EVERYTHING! (But I control myself!)

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