Homemade Stocking Stuffer – Chocolate Craisin Bark

Written by Diana - December 12, 2008 3 Comments

I haven’t started my treatmaking, so no pics yet.  I make this treat every year and everyone loves loves loves it.  It’s the number one requested item and so simple to make.  This is one of the first things my kids ask for in their Christmas stockings.

Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler.  I usually make it half milk and half semi sweet or dark, so it’s not too sweet and not too bitter.  You can also substitute white instead of milk and dark chocolate if you prefer. If you use larger pieces of chocolate, cut them down in size so that it all melts evenly. You can use a microwave to melt the chocolate.  Put the chocolate into a microwave safe bowl and for a minute at time melt and stir the chocolate until it’s completely melted.  Empty Craisins into a bowl, pour the melted chocolate over top and stir together, blending well.  Pour this mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Place the baking sheet into the refrigerator until it looks like a big solid bar.  Break this bark into pieces, put into small gift bags with a bow. 

Orange Craisin works well with the dark chocolate, too.  I may try some of my specialty spiced chocolates this year with the Craisins and see what kind of combination I can come up with.

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3 Outstanding Responses to "Homemade Stocking Stuffer – Chocolate Craisin Bark"

    Deb on December 13, 2008 at 4:02 am

    Maybe instead of giving it all to a certain nephew you’ll give more to (ahem) other family members?

    Diana on December 14, 2008 at 6:40 am

    Oh, but that certain nephew expresses such delight at getting it. I just can’t help it, it’s nice to be loved.

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