Candied Almond Cranberry Bark
Cranberry Almond Bark Recipe

Candied Almond Cranberry Bark

This easy candy recipe makes a great gift. Caramelizing the almonds in this bark recipe brings out their nutty flavor and adds crunch.

24
servings
20 min
PREP TIME
55 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Almonds

1 tablespoon Land O Lakes® Butter

1/2 cup slivered almonds

2 tablespoons sugar

Bark Candy

16 ounces vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark)

1/2 cup sweetened dried cranberries

1 tablespoon freshly grated orange zest

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Line 2 baking sheets with waxed paper; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Melt butter in skillet over medium heat until sizzling; add almonds and sugar. Continue cooking, stirring constantly, 4-6 minutes or until sugar melts and almonds are golden brown. Quickly spread onto 1 prepared baking sheet. Cool completely; coarsely chop.

  3. STEP 3

    Melt candy coating in microwave according to package directions. Stir in chopped candied almonds, cranberries and orange zest. Immediately pour onto remaining prepared baking sheet; spread to 1/4-inch thickness.

  4. STEP 4

    Let stand until firm. Cut or break into small pieces. Store in container with tight-fitting lid.

Tip #1

Grated zest from 1 large orange yields approximately 1 tablespoon.

Nutrition

130Calories
8Fat (mg)
5Cholesterol (mg)
20Sodium (mg)
15Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
2Protein (g)

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  January 24, 2014

Delicious and it will be one of my Christmas favorites.

— says Kathleen B.
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  December 26, 2012

I made this and put it in Christmas bags for my co-workers. The vanilla flavored candy coating is the stuff you buy in craft stores to make candy with. I used regular dried cranberries and orange zest and a 1/8 tsp of orange flavoring. It came out great

— says Rochelle
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  December 02, 2012

I made this and it was super easy! Came out delicious! I am not a big fan of the orange peel zest. Gave it a little to orangy flavor. I'm going to try it again with just the cranberries and almonds. Oh and I didn't use slivered I used chopped. With the chunkier nuts and cranberries, it was very good!

— says sharon
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  November 30, 2012

I give it 5 stars. Delicious with fruit and nuts. I love this. Barbara

— says Barb G.
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  November 26, 2012

Oh YUM! I over-browned my almonds a smidge, but it didn't matter--this is just good, simple and delicious! I will most likely add this to our already huge cookie basket we send every year to hubby's office. This one is definitely a keeper! Thank you!

— says liz
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