Happy November, one and all! Now that Halloween is done and dusted, my mind is already focused on the holidays. I've done a number of healthy holiday recipes (which you really should try, just sayin'), but today I'm kicking off the first month of the holiday season with a not-so-healthy recipe!
I made these "Cranberry Delight" white chocolate bars to emulate Starbucks' even less healthy version. This recipe is extremely easy to make and is not very time consuming, and it keeps quite well in a glass jar, so it is a great gift idea for friends and family. Going to your in-laws for Thanksgiving? This will make a wonderful host gift!
Cranberry Delight White Chocolate Bark
- 2 cups white chocolate chips (white chocolate bars or white almond bark will also work)
- 1 tsp olive oil (optional)
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries (this would also be delicious with dried cherries)
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- Line a pan (preferably a deeper pan, like a cake pan) with parchment paper. If possible, try to make sure the paper lines the sides as well. If you need to use multiple sheets to do this, go ahead.
- Melt chocolate in a medium or large bowl. Put the bowl in the microwave for 90 seconds, then stir before putting it back in the microwave for 15 second intervals (only do one or two of these 15 second intervals, and be sure to stir well in between). Once most of the lumps are gone after stirring, stop microwave intervals and stir until the lumps dissolve.
- Pour melted chocolate onto the parchment paper. Spread and even out the chocolate using a large spoon.
- Sprinkle cranberries and almonds on top.
- Place in the freezer to cool until hardened. Remove from the freezer and wait an hour before breaking into small pieces.