Welcome to Simple Fare, Fairly Simple. This is a place for me to post recipes of all kinds...along with other miscellaneous fodder from my so-called life here in the south. Who knows what you will find here. Could be anything from my husband...known as IT Guy...to my kids and beautiful grandbabies that are growing up way too fast right before my eyes. But...mostly this will be a place for food. I hope you'll see something you like and if you decide to try something from the list...leave me a comment and let me know!

Monday, October 19, 2015

White Chocolate Cranberry Pistachio Bark

I need you guys to file this little gem away so you'll have it to make in a few weeks when your holiday baking starts because you're going to need it. I made this a few weeks back and I loved it. I thought...oh man....for a quick and easy candy, this stuff is incredible. Then I wondered why it sat on my counter, not being eaten, for several days. Usually IT Guy is all over anything sweet but he wasn't touching this. My first thought was that he didn't like it or he had gone temporarily insane or something because he was walking by this stuff like it was invisible. Turns out the joke was on me. Apparently, I hadn't given him the "all clear" sign that he was free to eat it. When I asked why he wasn't eating it, he told me he didn't want to "get in trouble" for eating it and was waiting for me to take pictures. So after our little misunderstanding was cleared up and he was able to eat it....boy did he eat it. I think it was gone in less than two days. He loved it! Really...it's SO easy but SO good. It's very pretty and would look so nice tucked into little cellophane bags to giveaway. Love, love, love simple, yummy and pretty treats!

White Chocolate 
Cranberry Pistachio Bark

1 12-ounce bag white chocolate chips
1 cup Craisins or dried cranberries
1 cup pistachios ~ shelled and chopped

In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips for 1 - 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until melted.

Spread a piece of waxed paper or parchment paper onto your work surface.

Pour melted chocolate onto the paper and spread to desired thickness. (We like ours on the thin side.)

Immediately sprinkle the Craisins and pistachios onto the chocolate, pressing down to make sure they are embedded into the chocolate.

Allow to harden for an hour or so then break into chunks.  

The line-up for this quick and easy treat! 
The line-up for this quick and easy treat!

Melt the chocolate. 
Melt the chocolate.

Spread out to desired thickness. 
Spread out to desired thickness.

Add the Craisins and pistachios then allow to harden. 
Add the Craisins and pistachios 
then allow to harden.

Break into chunks and eat! 
Break into chunks and eat!


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