Michigan Cherry & Pistachio Bark

Sheri Zarnick


Born and raised in Michigan, I am proud of where I come from. Traverse City Michigan is The Cherry Capital. In July we have the Big Ole Cherry Festival for a week long festive Cherry Celebration. I buy the dried sweet cherries. Stock em up for Christmas treats or just when I want to dip em chocolate and have my own chocolate covered cherries.

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2 1/2 pounds
20 Min


1 lb
semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
8 oz
white chocolate, coarsely chopped
8 oz
dried cherries
12 oz
pistachio nuts, shelled
1/2 c
dark chocolate chips


1Place semisweet chocolate & dark chips in microwave safe 8c. measuring cup or large bowl. In a microwave safe 2c. measuring cup or medium bowl. Heat semisweet chocolate,covered with wax paper on High 3 minutes or until almost melted,stir once. Remove and stir till smooth. Heat white chocolate on High 2 minutes stir once. Remove and stir until smooth.
2Pulse nuts in food processor to chop. Add to Semisweet chocolate with the cherries. On a sprayed cookie sheet spread chocolate mixture to 1/4" thickness. Spoon dollops of white chocolate on and with a knife swirl to marble the chocolates. Sprinkle with remaining pistachios and cherries. (I chop the pistachios in processor to top the bark too)
3Refrigerate bark 1 hour. Break bark into pieces. Store in airtight container in fridge up to a month. Pack in decorative plastic wrap or in decorative boxed with colored wax paper for gift giving.

About Michigan Cherry & Pistachio Bark

Course/Dish: Candies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy