FOX4: FAME: Holiday Treat - Cranberry and Pistachio Chocolate Bark
Food as Medicine Everyday (FAME) is a 12-week program offering nutrition education classes on a variety of topics to help improve diet and lifestyle. You’ll learn simple techniques to cook tasty, nutritious meals. Saint Luke’s Muriel I. Kauffman Women’s Heart Center is a founding member of the Food as Medicine Institute Alliance.
Lucas Schubert, Nutritional Coordinator with Saint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute and the Food As Medicine Everyday (FAME) program, shares an easy, heart-healthy holiday treat with FOX4 morning show.
Watch the interview below to see how to make this tasty chocolate bark.
Cranberry & pistachio chocolate bark
Makes 30 Pieces
4 cups dark chocolate (>70% cacao) pieces
1/4 cup white chocolate pieces
1/2 cup cranberries
1/2 cup pistachios, chopped
1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Melt the dark chocolate in a double boiler on the stove.
3. Spread the melted dark chocolate on the baking sheet in a thin layer.
4. Sprinkle the cranberries and pistachios evenly around the dark chocolate. Press down on some to sink into the chocolate.
5. Melt the white chocolate in the microwave or double boiler.
6. Using a fork, drizzle the white chocolate onto the dark chocolate.
7. Transfer to the refrigerator for an hour or the freezer for 15 minutes or until the chocolate is fully set and cold.
8. When set, peel off the parchment paper and break into pieces.
- Dark chocolate (>70% cacao) contains beneficial antioxidants to reduce inflammation and support cardiovascular health.
- Choose chocolate with >70% cacao content to avoid unnecessary sugars.