Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Cranberry Bark: Two Types of Chocolate and Two Types of Cranberry

A chocolate bar with cranberries and chocolate cookies with cranberries were not enough to fulfill my chocolate-cranberry needs for the Christmas season.

Not even close.

Over a pound of chocolate cranberry bark? Well, now we’re getting closer.

Chocolate Cranberry Bark

8 ounces bittersweet chocolate

1/2 cup heavy cream

2/3 cup cranberries

10 ounces white chocolate

½ cup dried cranberries, finely chopped

Melt the chocolate over low heat, cool, then spread evenly on parchment paper. Cool until solid.

Mix cranberries and cream, bring to a simmer over low heat and hold the simmer for five minutes, then remove from heat and allow to sit ten minutes. Repeat twice, then strain cream, discarding solids. Melt white chocolate over low heat, then combine with cream mixture.

Allow to cool, then spread atop dark chocolate. Sprinkle with finely chopped dried cranberries, then cool until solid.

Break apart into rustic-looking chunks.

Share with a couple of your friends.

What’s your favorite kind of bark to make?


  1. Ooo, that's way pretty! Typically when I'm making bark I do chocolate-on-chocolate with some peppermint sprinkled on top, but this looks like a really tasty variation. I'm definitely going to have to try this! :D

    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, etc!

  2. Ancho dark chocolate with pistachios and candied orange peel.

  3. Now that is impressive. Love to see natural colours and i bet the contrasts in flavours here is just right with the bitter chocolate, the tartness of the cranberries, sweetness of the white chocolate and creamy texture. I'd be very happy to receive a lb of this.

  4. Make...not so sure. Eat - I'm not too picky.

  5. YES. And so rustic, too! Very appealing to my lumber jill sense of things.

  6. You are awesome, FYI. I probably wouldn't be able to resist throwing salty pistachios on this.