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One thing that I’ve never done before is make my own homemade chocolate bars. Why? I just never realized I could. I recently finished up a Craftsy course called Homemade Chocolate Candy where I learned how to make fudge, marshmallows, caramels and yes, chocolate bars. They are super easy to make and customize to make your own.
I created this mouthwatering Cranberry Coconut Pistachio Chocolate Bars recipe with the holidays in mind. My thought process was to add red (cranberries), white (coconut) and green (pistachios) ingredients to give it a festive flair. They turned out perfectly!
I used Wilton Light Cocoa Candy Melts to make the process even easier. You aren’t required to temper the chocolate when you use candy melts according to our Craftsy instructor.
As for the chocolate bar molds, I bought a few on Amazon. I MUCH prefer the silicone chocolate bar molds because they are SOOOOO much easier to remove. I tried the polycarbonate chocolate bar molds and didn’t like them. I might have been using it wrong, but I had so much trouble getting my chocolate bars to release in one piece. So I’m sticking with the tried-and-true silicone molds. I use them all the time in my DIY soap recipes.
Homemade chocolate bars also make a wonderful edible holiday gift. Wrap some up for gift giving to share with your family and friends.
You might also enjoy this Cherry Cranberry Pie and Pistachio Cream Bars.
Have you ever made your own chocolate bars?
Cranberry Coconut Pistachio Chocolate Bars
The best Christmas treat! Make these delicious red and green desserts for all your loved ones this year.
- 3 cups Wilton Light Cocoa Candy Melts
- 1/2 cup pistachios
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
- Add candy melts to a large microwavable bowl. Microwave for 1 minute at 50% power. Stir. Microwave 30 seconds at 50% power. Stir. Continue to microwave at 30 second intervals until melted.
- Stir in pistachios, dried cranberries and coconut. Spoon into silicone chocolate bar molds. Smooth the top with an offset spatula. Let harden at room temperature for 1 hour. Gently push on the mold to release the chocolate bars.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 360Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 78mgCarbohydrates: 51gFiber: 13gSugar: 16gProtein: 12g
Cass A says
My Mom’s favourite chocolate bar. I’ll make some for her.
Judy Cowan says
Sounds perfect for the holidays. Great for gift giving!
Stephanie LaPlante says
These sound delicious. I’d have them for breakfast.
Ron F says
I love this combination. And easy to make.
Donna Wilson says
I’ve never made my own chocolate bars. These look delicious and sound so easy to make!
kathy downey says
These look really nice and would make a perfect gift for my friend who has a sweet tooth
These look awesome, I could make some of these chocolate bars.
Isabel @ Isabel Eats says
I LOVE this idea for fun and homemade Christmas presents. This sounds so easy to make, too!
Matt @ RoughEats says
What a cool idea, very Christmassy! They look like a perfect gift for the chocolate lovers in my family!
Janet Vinyard says
Hi Stacie, What a great combination of flavors and colors for the holidays! Thanks for sharing this recipe! The bars are beautiful! Well done! Blessings, Janet