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Festive Fruit Bark

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What a pleasant surprise for holiday gift giving as this candy is red and green.

Ingredients

2 packages (6 ounces each) white chocolate bark
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup pistachio nuts
1/2 cup dried and chopped cranberries

Instructions

Microwave chocolate bark 3 minutes on high or over a double boiler on the stove until soft and creamy. Stir in almonds, pistachios and cranberries until mixed throughout. Spread evenly and thinly on an ungreased jelly roll pan. Refrigerate 1 hour or until set and firm. Break into random pieces. This recipe makes 32 small pieces or about 1 pound of candy.

Louise Getz
East Moline



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