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White Chocolate Cranberry Candy Crunch

by Courtney on December 4, 2012

I’m warning you…this stuff is dangerous.

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And it’s also not healthy or healthified, by any means…unless you want to join me in saying that the cranberries have to account for something, right?

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Over the weekend I found myself in a mood to make some sort of Christmas treat, but I wasn’t in the mood to turn on the oven or mix up a batch of cookies. I wanted something quick, I wanted something easy, and I wanted something I could also sneak a bite or two of in the process. Winking smile

I also wanted an excuse to break into some of THIS glorious candy.

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A couple of weeks ago, I was contacted by the super awesome guys over at Santa Barbara Chocolate Co. They noticed that enjoy baking a cookie or two every now and then, and they generously offered to send me a box of some of their favorite products – some for baking, and some for straight eating…

Including a number of chocolate bars,

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Both large AND small.

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And they even included a box of California Collection candies which, I must say, were extremely delicious. Jay and I devoured half the box the night it came.

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As for the baking supplies, I am now the proud owner of a 4.4 pound package of unsweetened baking chocolate.

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I mean, seriously…the thing is a monster.

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As well as a large box of cocoa powder and a 3-pound bag of white chocolate.

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I guess you could say that the white chocolate is what spurred my desire for these decadent little treats. Winking smile

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Since I already had a bag of white chocolate chips on hand, I decided to split the recipe with one bag of the chips and 2 cups of the white chocolate coins that I had. Since I figured most people don’t have a random 3 pound box of white chocolate lying around, I wrote out the regular recipe.

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If you’re in need of a quick, festive, delicious little treat to give away this holiday season, may I suggest you trying out a batch of this White Chocolate Cranberry Candy Crunch? I promise…if you like white chocolate and the salty-sweet combo, this is definitely a winner!

 

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1 Natalie @ Free Range Human December 4, 2012 at 1:24 pm

That looks great! I love white chocolate, and I don’t think it gets used enough!
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2 Linz @ Itz Linz December 4, 2012 at 1:24 pm

YUM!! This would be perfect to make and wrap up to give as holiday gifts!!
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3 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat December 4, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Probably the best free product I’ve ever seen a blogger receive! :)
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4 Haley S December 4, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Oh my woooord! This looks great! And very Christmas-y! That chocolate delivery seems like HEAVEN! (:

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5 Becki (@Fight4Wellness) December 4, 2012 at 1:31 pm

I’m sure you don’t quite know given that you just made it, but I would love to know how well it keeps over a few days. I need something to bring to my in-laws’ Christmas Eve party, but we’ll be flying back into town after the party is already happening. I’m wondering if this is something I could make in advance, store airtight in the fridge, and pull it out for the party five days later.

If it’ll keep, I think they’d love it!
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6 Kerry @ Totes My Oats December 4, 2012 at 1:36 pm

What a simple, beautiful, festive treat! I love the sweet/salty combination! I bet some nuts would be really yummy in there, too!
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7 Katie @ KatieEnPursuit December 4, 2012 at 1:40 pm

Ummmm, YUM! That is all! Anything that has sweeten condensed milk is guaranteed to be tasty in my book.
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8 Ellie@Fit for the Soul December 4, 2012 at 1:51 pm

oh goodness gracious!! All that chocolate loooks marvelous and so so fancy! Care to share some with us? ;) I bet everything tastes really gourmet, well, at least the package makes it look really fancy. And I have yet to get into the holiday baking spirits!
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9 Emily December 4, 2012 at 2:00 pm

Oh my goodness, that’s a lot of chocolate! Looks like you’re making good use of it though- that white chocolate candy must be amazing.
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10 Danielle December 4, 2012 at 2:02 pm

that fudge looks delicious!
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11 Angela December 4, 2012 at 2:12 pm

This recipe looks to die for! I wonder if it would be good to add in some orange zest for a little twist?!

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12 Allie December 4, 2012 at 2:40 pm

oh my goodness, that looks so amazing! I love how few ingredients you used, but I’m glad you got all of that chocolate and not me. I’d easily put on 20 pounds in a day with that in my kitchen! I just went onto their website and their boxed chocolate sets are making me drool over here
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13 Michelle@Peachy Palate December 4, 2012 at 2:41 pm

Amazing and I’m sure incredibly addictive!
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14 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope December 4, 2012 at 2:54 pm

This looks delicious! I love the combination of the white chocolate with the cranberries. Definitely want to make it! :)
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15 Sarah (Shh...Fit Happens) December 4, 2012 at 3:16 pm

Omg, Lucky you! The chocolate and candy crunch look amazing!
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16 Christin@christinjoyful December 4, 2012 at 3:30 pm

I’m from SB…how do I not know about this company?? Total mind blow…need chocolate to recoup… :)
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17 Tara | Treble in the Kitchen December 4, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Oh yum!! I think I would LOVE the taste of the sweet and salty and the textures of the crunchy and chewy!! Seriously, I think I just added this to my baking list :)

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18 Elizabeth@myneonrunningshoes December 4, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I’d say cranberries definitely add a healthy punch too it ;-) I can’t wait to make it.

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19 michelle kim December 4, 2012 at 3:34 pm

OMG… I drool. It looks SOOOO GOOD! I love love dark chocolate!
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20 Sam @ Better With Sprinkles December 4, 2012 at 4:02 pm

That is a lot of chocolate! That would make me pretty ecstatic :-D
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21 kim@hungryhealthygirl December 4, 2012 at 4:02 pm

I love the chocolate/pretzel combo and the tartness from the cranberries….I can only imagine how yummy this stuff is. Looks like it would make great gifts too!
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22 Ashlee December 4, 2012 at 4:22 pm

YUM! I’ve never been a fan of white chocolate (crazy right?!) but I am going to make this white dark chocolate for sure!
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23 Danica @ It's Progression December 4, 2012 at 4:22 pm

hooooly chocolate! #jealous
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24 Lauren December 4, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Oh goodness lady! You need to stop with these amazing treats. No really, don’t stop. ;)
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25 Spencer December 4, 2012 at 5:42 pm

Looks absolutely delicious! I would so love to try some. I am sure it tastes great.
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26 Stefanie @ Thin Vegetarian December 4, 2012 at 6:26 pm

I have never been a fan of white chocolate; I find it way too sweet!
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27 Lyric December 4, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Holy moley I love white chocolate and it looks so good!
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28 cait December 4, 2012 at 7:16 pm

that bark looks dangerousssss!!

I bought a slab of unsweetened choc in a NYC market and have been shaving off pieces to eat on everything! just a little touch is all you need! mmmm!

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29 Olivia @ Liv Lives Life December 4, 2012 at 8:04 pm

Wow, talk about a gift from heaven! I would LOVE to have gotten that in the mail! The recipe sounds amazing…white chocolate and pretzels is a never fail combo!
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30 Lauren B. December 4, 2012 at 8:09 pm

I live in SB and has no idea such a yummy companu was here!

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31 Megan@funsizedfitness December 4, 2012 at 8:19 pm

Your snowman serving tray is really cute!
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32 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 4, 2012 at 8:36 pm

Oh my god, my eyes just about bugged out of my head with that first picture. That looks SO good!
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33 Meredith December 4, 2012 at 8:48 pm

sweet and salty heaven right there! It’s only 11:45 a.m. in Australia, but all I can seriously think about is making these. Thanks for the great idea!
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34 Liz @ Tip Top Shape December 4, 2012 at 9:13 pm

I love making barks like this!
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35 Molly @ Happy&Healthy December 4, 2012 at 9:49 pm

ohmygoodness, that stuff looks delicious! I am definitely going to make this next week after I finally get done with exams! Thanks for sharing!
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36 Tammy Fuller December 4, 2012 at 11:48 pm

I’m with you – the cranberries count for something healthy!
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37 Meghan @ After the Ivy League December 5, 2012 at 10:07 am

Holy Moly that’s a lot of chocolate!! Share the love? Haha, that recipe looks fantastic, the white chocolate + cranberries or raspberries flavor combination is one of my favorites!
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38 Bek @ Crave December 5, 2012 at 11:19 pm

Oh no- this looks addictive..but oh so good! Love the festive colours too ;)
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39 Amber December 6, 2012 at 12:19 am

Just made this but subbed pistachios for half the pretzels! Can’t wait for it to be set but judging by the mixture I know it’ll be delicious!
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40 Lauri December 16, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Do you chill in the freezer or the fridge?
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41 Courtney December 16, 2012 at 2:58 pm

I did the fridge, although I have some stored in the freezer. I think fridge would be best at first unless you need it to chill quickly

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