This White Chocolate Energy Bark is an easy 5 minute recipe that works great for a mid-afternoon snack, or, wrap it up in parchment and tie with twine for a rustic last minute hostess gift!
Chocolate- chocolate-chocolate! I love chocolate! I work part time, normally my hours are around the realm of 9:00AM-2:00PM 3 days a week (grueling schedule, huh?). I’m always hungry when I get home but I try to just have a light snack to tide me over until dinner. I made this last week and it was great for an afternoon pick-me-up! The pistachios are salty, and the cranberries are tart- they pair perfectly with white chocolate. If you were wanting be a bit healthier, replace the white chocolate with dark. It’s so easy to make, and I love the rustic edges of it. Would be so pretty on a big platter for Christmas time!
Last week I was in Laguna Beach, California with my best friend, Tracy. We had a ball! We explored all of Orange County from Huntington Beach to Dana Point (of course with a stop in Disneyland), and I don’t think either one of us stopped talking the entire trip. I flew out of John Wayne Airport in Orange County- probably one of my favorite airports (why? no idea- it’s just small, cute, and easy to navigate) and everything was going hunky dory until about 20 minutes into the flight when we hit extreme turbulence. Uh- mayday!! Nervous flyer here!!! In between the major bumps, drops, and anxiety attacks, I made friends with my seat mate to my right. Her name was Gilda, she told me she was 80 years old, she had this awesome east coast accent and I kind of just wanted to hug her from the get go. The turbulence was so bad at one point I grabbed her hand, and being the sweet gal she was, she just smiled and laughed. So the turbulence finally stops, and Gilda tells me about herself- she owns the Newport Beach Tennis Club and her daughter owns Seattle Chocolates! What a family! Gilda’s kind smile, stories, and warmth really got me through this awful, bumpy flight, and I have to say- finding kindness in strangers is something I never really appreciated until I got a bit older.
Moral of the story- be kind to everybody that you meet, you never know the difference you can make!
To making new friends on bumpy rides!
White Chocolate Energy Bark
White Chocolate Bark! A quick and easy treat for food gift!
- 1 12 ounce package white chocolate chips
- 1 Cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 Cup shelled, peeled and chopped Pistachios Tip- Throw out any icky brown pieces!
Using a double boiler, melt chocolate until smooth and no lumps remain.
Line large baking sheet with parchment paper and spray with non stick spray.
Spread chocolate onto your prepared a baking sheet to about an 1/8th of an inch thick. It doesn't have to be perfect!
Sprinkle your cranberries and pistachios over the melted chocolate. Place in freezer for 7-10 minutes, and break apart 'brittle' style for rustic look. Enjoy!