Orange Cranberry Almond Bark

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This Orange Cranberry Almond Bark combines the best holiday flavors. It’s an orange infused white chocolate bark filled with cranberries and almonds.

All this week I am sharing cookie exchange ideas for your holiday celebrations. Whenever I think of bark, I immediately think peppermint bark. Well move over peppermint, it’s time for Orange Cranberry Almond Bark.

Cranberries came into my life out of nowhere. They started popping up in my desserts like Maple Cranberry Walnut Scones, Cranberry Apple Pie and my Cranberry Orange Bread. I thought they would be a perfect addition for this bark!

A bark can be a quick and easy treat where you can add in anything you want! For this recipe, I used Candiquik Candy Coating. It melts so fast and to the perfect consistency. Once I melted the chocolate, I zested an orange right into the chocolate, and mixed it up before pouring.

If you can’t find Candiquik, you can use white chocolate chips and add a little bit of heavy cream. Be sure to microwave it slowly because it will burn easily!

I used a shallow 9″x13” pan which I lined with my Silpat baking mat. This is seriously a baker’s best friend. The candy just peels right away from it. I poured about 2/3 of the melted chocolate onto my baking sheet and then filled it with cranberries and almonds and topped it with the remaining chocolate. I like to pour a little bit of chocolate on top to hold everything together.

Bark makes a great holiday gift, and you can pack it up all cute in a mason jar or a small gift bag. Best of all, it’s quick and easy to throw together! I allowed my bark to harden at room temperature, but you can all refrigerate it as well! Be sure to check out day 1 of cookie week, my Peppermint Cream Pie Cookie Cups.

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Helpful tools for this recipe:

CandiQuik

Calphalon Nonstick 9 by 13-Inch

Silpat

Wilton Angled Spatula

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Orange Cranberry Almond Bark

  • Author: Julianne Bayer
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 10 mins

Description

This Orange Cranberry Almond Bark combines the best holiday flavors. It’s an orange infused white chocolate bark filled with cranberries and almonds.

Ingredients

  • 24 oz Candiquik white candy coating
  • 2 Large Oranges
  • 1 C Sweetened dried cranberries
  • 2/3 C Sliced almonds

Instructions

  1. Line a 9″x13” pan with a Silpat or tin foil If using tin foil, allow an extra inch of foil up on the sides so you can easily lift the bark out of the pan.
  2. In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt Candiqik for 30 seconds at a time, stirring after each 30 second interval.
  3. Once white chocolate is melted, zest orange peel into the white chocolate. Stir to combine.
  4. Spread 2/3 of the candy coating in the bottom of the pan, spread evenly.
  5. Reserve a small handful of cranberries and sliced almond to sprinkle on top. Pour remaining cranberries and almonds over the white chocolate and gently press down.
  6. Pour remaining white chocolate and sprinkle leftover cranberries and sliced almonds on top.
  7. Allow bark to harden either at room temperature or in the refrigerator.
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Bark recipes you might like from my friends:

Salted Caramel Cookie Butter Bark from Wine and Glue

Red Velvet Truffle Bark from Something Swanky

Doughnut Crunch Candy Bark from Real Food by Dad

Peppermint Bark from Grandbaby Cakes

Other recipes from Beyond Frosting you might like:

Cranberry Orange Pull Apart Bread

Cranberry Maple Walnut Scones

Cranberry Apple Pie

Chai Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

11 Responses
  1. Kim Beaulieu

    So I heard this rumour that this stuff ships really, really well. Just putting that out there. You know. Just in case you were inspired to ship someone some. *hint hint” “cough cough”

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