Food on Friday...Cherry-Pistachio Bark

I have to start this post by saying that this recipe is not original to me.  Our friend Valerie found it online last year and brought it to a church Christmas party, where I became immediately addicted.  When she shared the recipe with me, I discovered that not only is it extremely delicious, it's also extremely simple.  It has since become one of our favorite go-to holiday recipes...because you just can't have enough "simple and delicious" this time of year!  An added bonus is the fact that the ingredients can all be kept in the pantry for those last-minute get-togethers.  

Cherry-Pistachio Bark

1 1/4 cups dried cherries
1 1/4 cups pistachios, shelled
2 11-ounce pkgs. white chocolate chips
4 3-ounce squares vanilla almond bark

Microwave cherries in 2 T water for two minutes and set aside.  Microwave white chocolate chips and almond bark together until melted, stirring frequently and being careful not to scorch.  Stir cherries and pistachios into white chocolate mixture and spread into 15 x 10 inch pan lined with wax paper.  Chill for an hour or until firm.  Break into bite-sized pieces.  Store in tightly closed container.  

Linking up today with Ann Kroeker's Food on Friday...visit Ann's blog for more food chat!

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