Monday, December 9, 2013

Cranberry Pistachio Eggnog Bark



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Today I'm sharing an AMAZING bark recipe for the eggnog lovers. This bark straight up tastes like eggnog - with the added bonus of chopped pistachios and dried cranberries mixed in. Bark is one of my favorite things to make because it's so darn easy! And it definitely counts as Christmas baking... even though the oven is never touched :)

Can you smell the nutmeg?


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Cranberry Pistachio Eggnog Bark
12 ounces white chocolate chips
3 tablespoons eggnog
1/4 cup roasted salted pistachios, chopped
1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon rum (optional)

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Set up a double boiler (or place a metal mixing bowl over a medium saucepan). Add a few inches of water to the saucepan, making sure the water won't touch the bowl on top. Bring the water to a boil. In the top bowl, add the white chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon of eggnog. Stir frequently until it begins to melt. Add another tablespoon of eggnog and continue stirring. Add the last tablespoon of eggnog, stir until it's melted and smooth, and remove from heat. Whisk in the nutmeg, vanilla, and rum until smooth. Stir in the chopped pistachios and cranberries, leaving a small amount behind for garnish.

Pour the chocolate mixture out onto the prepared baking sheet and smooth until it's about 1/4 inch thick. Garnish with additional chopped pistachios and cranberries and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours. Break into pieces and serve.

Source: adapted from Apron Strings

34 comments :

  1. I have never thought of adding eggnog to bark--love it! This recipe is a winner.

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    1. It's SO GOOD - well, if you're an eggnog fan like I am :)

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  2. We should just exchange addresses so you can send me some of this! :D

    Happy day #1!

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    1. I totally would... if Winston the Dog hadn't eaten all the leftovers! He quite enjoyed it :)

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  3. Oh my I just fell in love with your eggnog bark. Unfortunately we don't get eggnog here but egg liquor is common. I think so I will take that for now until I get somebody to bring me some from abroad. =)

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    1. If you swap out the eggnog with heavy cream, and just include the spices, it'll still taste VERY eggnogy :)

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  4. Love love eggnog anything! Just found and making this immediately !

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    1. Me too! I squeal when it finally hits the shelves at the store!

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  5. What a great twist on chocolate bark...so festive and beautiful!

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  6. Oh my goodness! You combined all my favorite ingredients into one divine treat! Yum =)

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  7. Wow, this is seriously impressive bark. I love the flavour combo in this. I'm a huge pistachio,well for lack of a better word, nut. I can't eat enough of them. So this is calling my name.

    Thanks so much for joining us this week. I hope you enjoy it and make it a yearly tradition. xx

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  8. Oooo, cranberries and pistachios...great combo! I never would have thought of it but it sounds amazing!

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  9. Holiday bark is delicious! I love this combo of cranberry pistaciho and eggnog, yum!

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  10. This is so pretty! I love cranberries and eggnog together...it works well in this bark. :)

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  11. I have never really been an eggnog fan until last year. I tried it again, and I loved it!! I can only imagine it in bark form like this... I'm afraid I wouldn't share!!

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  12. Thanks for linking up to our Marvelous Monday party - pinning on my MM board...

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  13. This looks delicious! I never thought of adding eggnog to bark... what a great idea!

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  14. I'd love to make this bark. I'd use the food processor to do the chopping.

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  15. How much does this recipe make? Is it enough to put into several little gift boxes?

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    1. Mine - when spred on a baking sheet - covered about 3/4 of the sheet. My best guess is that when broken into pieces, you'd get about 35 pieces. Hope that helps!

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