White chocolate bark with walnuts, pecans, dried apricots and cranberries. Doesn’t that sound absolutely divine!! This is a recipe I watched Ina Garten make on the Barefoot Contessa cooking show one year and I have to tell you that it’s mouth watering delish!!
It’s so simple to make too.
You start out by lining a baking sheet with parchment paper. This is where you’ll pour the melted white chocolate chips and spread it out before covering it with the fruits and nuts you’ve chopped.
Next I spend a few minutes chopping the nuts and dried fruit. This is something you can change up and expand, depending on what you like. It can be any kind of nuts from almonds to pistachios. Now they have the cocoa covered almonds in stores and those would be an excellent addition. The dried fruits can be apricots, black cherries, dates, figs, etc.
Chop them into smaller pieces.
The Barefoot Contessa melts her white chocolate chips in the microwave in short increments of 10 seconds at a time. If you do it this way you have to pay close attention because it’s so easy to burn those chips and they become a thick and unruly mess. If this is something you don’t feel comfortable doing then do it the old fashioned way using a bain-marie (double boiler). Heat a pan of water and place your bowl with the white chocolate chips on top of the pan as it bubbles. Allow chips to melt without stirring. Once enough has melted, remove bowl and stir until smooth and shiny.
Pour melted chips onto parchment paper and spread thin.
Quickly before the chocolate hardens, scatter your nuts and dried fruit evenly and pat down gently with your hand.
Allow to cool and then break into small pieces for your candy dish.
Everyone will want the recipe! 🙂