While some can afford the finer chocolates for baking, others not so much. So this easy and budget recipe for making a white chocolate bark for the holidays is perfect. Getting the items on sale is a boost to the budget and I took advantage of the sales as far back as early November. Nuts absolutely keep well for long periods of time in the refrigerator or the freezer so when they go on sale grab them. Dried fruits unopened also keep well and take advantage of those lower prices whenever you can.
- 2 bags Nestle white chocolate morsels
- 1 bag craisins
- 1 cup chopped dried apricots
- 1 1/4 cup chopped pecans (or walnuts)
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Place a glass bowl over a pot of simmering water and melt one bag of the chips. As the chips begin to melt add half of the second bag stirring with a rubber spatula. Add the last of the bag and then add in the vanilla and stir to incorporate.
Put waxed paper or parchment paper sprayed with a cooking spray onto a baking sheet. Spread the melted chocolate in a layer in any shape you want. This doesn't have to be perfectly shaped.
Sprinkle the nuts and dried fruits over the top and press down gently into the chocolate.
Refrigerate until cold - 20 minutes or longer. Break apart or cut with a sharp knife and store in plastic containers in the refrigerator until you are ready to use.