This is my friend's Christmas recipe. It is so yummy, I thought I would share.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
7 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 22 mins
Servings:
150
Yield:
3 1/2 pounds
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Ingredients

150
Original recipe yields 150 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small glass bowl, microwave cherries with water on high for 2 minutes; drain, and set aside.

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  • In a separate microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate chips and candy coating together until melted and smooth, stirring occasionally. Stir in cherries and chopped pistachios, and spread into a wax paper-lined 15x10 inch pan. Chill for 1 hour, or until firm.

  • Cut into 1 inch squares, and enjoy. Store unused portion in an air-tight container.

Nutrition Facts

45 calories; protein 0.7g; carbohydrates 4.8g; fat 2.6g; cholesterol 1.3mg; sodium 10.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2008
I would give this 5 stars for flavor and ease of preparation, but reduced it to 4 because the presentation wasn't very pretty, so I couldn't give them as gifts. When you stir all the pistachios and cherries into the chocolate, you lose the red and green color and it all turns out like a lumpy, off-white mixture. Next time I would pour the chocolate into the pan by itself and then sprinkle the nuts and cherries over the top. That way it would be red, green, and white - perfect Christmas colors! It was absolutely delicious, by the way. I'm still eating it now! Read More
(25)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
11/25/2016
I followed the directions and "burned" the chip mix. After buying a second batch I melted the mix in a double boiler. The result was much better. Read More
43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 32
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/11/2008
I would give this 5 stars for flavor and ease of preparation, but reduced it to 4 because the presentation wasn't very pretty, so I couldn't give them as gifts. When you stir all the pistachios and cherries into the chocolate, you lose the red and green color and it all turns out like a lumpy, off-white mixture. Next time I would pour the chocolate into the pan by itself and then sprinkle the nuts and cherries over the top. That way it would be red, green, and white - perfect Christmas colors! It was absolutely delicious, by the way. I'm still eating it now! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2008
These turned out great but wasn't sure what bars of vanilla-flavoured candy coating were so left them out. Just added more white chocolate chips. Read More
(21)
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2007
It doesn't get any easier--or more foolproof--than this. I halved the recipe using almonds instead of more expensive pistachios and it turned out fantastically. Despite my attempt at screwing up even this easy no-bake recipe (turned my head away from the microwave too long and scorched the interior of the pile of white chocolate chips a light brown--but with a few tablespoons of water added and the chips stirred around it turned a perfect creamy off-white) this recipe went off without a hitch and disappeared at the social dance I brought it to. I even got the compliment "Wow! This tastes like something I'd get at Kilwin's!" Read More
(16)
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2011
This was so easy to make! I made little bags of Christmas candy for a group outing and decided at the last minute to make this to add to them. I lined my pan with foil and sprayed it with cooking spray then put a thin layer of melted white cocolate on it. I sprinkled most of the pistachios and cherry-flavored Craisins on that (I already had them) then drizzled the rest of the white chocolate over it. Then I took the remaining pistachios and fruit and sprinkled it on top pressing it down lightly. After it was firm I just lifted it out of the pan peeled away the foil and gently broke it into small wedge-shaped pieces. It looked beautiful stacked with the fudge and other candies in little clear bags decorated with snowflakes and a red ribbon. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
02/06/2008
Turned out gorgeous! Substituted cranberries for the cherries and after I ran out of pistachios used sliced almonds. Put them in pretty see-through boxes and tied with a bright red ribbon. GORGEOUS for Christmas gifts! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
12/17/2010
I used cranberries and pistachios.. As another poster mentioned, I also subbed shortening for the vanilla candy coating (what is that?). Instead of microwaving. I melted in a pan on top of a pot of boiling water. Spread the chocolate first and then add the cranberries and pistachios.. Huge hit.. 4 batches in 2 days. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/13/2011
Super simple and quick. This recipe received rave reviews from my picky father. I replaced the pistachios with whole almonds and the vanilla coating with more white chocolate chips. I scored the bark halfway through chilling which made breaking into squares clean and simple. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2010
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(6)
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2008
Great for gift giving or eating yourself! These were very easy to make with no problems whatsoever. I had some white bark left over from another recipe from this site "Crunchy Peanut Bark". It's nice to have on hand for last minute gifts too. I portioned one batch into 4 gift bags. When you take the cost to make this divided by how many people or families it's an inexpensive gift that tastes great! Didn't change the recipe at all. Will make more tomorrow. Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
11/25/2016
I followed the directions and "burned" the chip mix. After buying a second batch I melted the mix in a double boiler. The result was much better. Read More
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