Festive Cranberry Crunch Bark

Happy New Year!  Here’s to a fresh and new year that is about to unfold for all of us.

If you can stand one more sweet treat, I found this recipe from Pampered Chef several years ago and got it back out again this year for the Holidays. It’s a really good candy treat, with white chocolate, cranberries, rice crispy cereal, and almonds. Very tasty and easy to make.  If you happen to need a dessert recipe, this is a good one.  Very festive for Christmas and the whole Holiday season from Thanksgiving to New Years.

Enjoy and let me know if you try it!

cranberry crunch bark ingredients

You can get this vanilla almond bark at Walmart or most grocery stores.  I also found White chocolate melts from Ghirardelli in one of my grocery stores that I really liked too.  The Vanilla candy coating is 20 oz. and the melts are only 12 oz. so just cut down the ingredients to make it with the melts.  I just love Ghirardelli products, so loved how that turned out too.  Be sure and get candy coating or the melts that can be melted in the microwave.  I tried Ghirardelli white chips once too and they didn’t melt properly.

in pan on waxed paper to freeze

Once you melt the white chocolate in the microwave, add the rice crispy, cereal, and 1/2 of the almond/cranberry mixture.  Then after you spread it out on wax paper to put it in the freezer, add the rest of the almond/cranberries.  After it goes in the freezer and hardens, simply break it up and serve.  Delish!

cranberry crunch bark on tray

I made it for my party this year and also took it to a couple of other events.  It was very popular!

cranberry crunch bark

Festive Cranberry Crunch Bark

White chocolate candy dessert

Ingredients

  • 1 Package (20 oz) vanilla or chocolate almond bark
  • 3/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 3/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 2 cup crispy rice cereal

Instructions

  1. In a large microwave proof bowl, melt vanilla bark. Microwave 2 to 3 minutes until creamy and soft.  

  2. Once melted, add all the rice cereal and 1/2 of the almond/cranberry mixture.

  3. Pour into a large 9x13 baking dish or pan (or baking stone with sides) lined with wax paper. Spread mixture out with a spatula or spoon.  

  4. Add remaining almond/cranberry mixture on top and spread it out, pressing into melted chocolate. 

  5. Place in freezer for a few hours, until very firm. Break apart bark in chunks and serve on a tray. 

- Rhoda

Comments

  1. this looks so easy and so delicious. I pinned it for next year; all my candy eating has stopped for this year.

  2. Your recipes are the best!

  3. Looks delish Rohda – you always find the best recipes! Happy New Year; wishing you many blessings in 2015. Yours was the first blog I had ever come across…accidentally during a Google Search for laundry room ideas, lol. It was pretty awesome finding this whole other world I didn’t even know existed. Yours is still one of my favorites! Jane

  4. Love the recipe! Thanks. I just saw Lauren (your niece) on TV here in NOLA. Here to return the granddog to the newlyweds after their honeymoon. Listening to the streetcar every once in awhile at the Hilton on St. Charles.

    Love the pictures with Parker. She is a doll.
    Lisa

  5. Try popped popcorn instead of the rice crispy cereal. We add cashews, out of this world! Happy New Year!

  6. Looks very Yummy with the cranberries! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Happy New Year Rhoda, I hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year. The cranberry bark looks yum, I might have to try it out. I am shocking when it comes to making candy as I can never keep it around long I usually eat it all up myself. I hope you have a fabulous 2015, good health, happiness and prosperity.

    Lee (from down under NZ)

  8. This looks so good. Thanks for sharing! I look forward to reading your post everyday! Keep up the good work!!
    Angie

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