Cherry-Pistachio Crunch Bark

Cherry-Pistachio Crunch Bark

Makes 16 servings

This terrifically flavorful, colorful bark is ideal for holiday gift giving. You can break it into shards and place in small boxes between layers of parchment paper or wax paper, or pack them in plastic bags and tie the top with a ribbon.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 pound bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup cocoa-flavored puffed rice cereal
  • Zest of 1 large orange, removed in long strips with a citrus zester
  • 2/3 cup shelled pistachios, halved
  • 2/3 cup coarsely chopped dried sweetened cherries
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Method: 

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In the top of a double boiler, melt chocolate over simmering water, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and stir in puffed rice. Pour mixture onto parchment paper and spread with a rubber spatula until it is about 1/3-inch thick. Sprinkle with zest first, then with pistachios and cherries. Lift the pan an inch off the table and drop it once or twice to settle toppings into chocolate. Allow to cool slightly, then refrigerate until chocolate has hardened, about 1 hour. Break the bark into chunks and store in the refrigerator.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:200 calories (130 from fat), 15g total fat, 8g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (5g dietary fiber, 12g sugar), 4g protein
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