If you are strapped for time and lack patience to deal with the typical holiday baking shenanigans, you can relax now. This cranberry bark recipe is ridiculously simple and delicious.

You are only 4 ingredients away from winning the best dessert at the work holiday party, and one is optional! Not to mention, this dessert is as pretty as it is delectable.

This recipe is so versatile, too. You can swap the white chocolate for dark chocolate or the pretzel sticks for pretzel twists. The possibilities are endless!

A batch of homemade cranberry bark.

Cranberry Bark Recipe

Our festive cranberry bark recipe is your no-fuss solution for cramped holiday schedules and it only involves 4 ingredients!


Yield: 30 bars
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  • 12 oz Ghirardelli white chocolate
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup pretzel sticks
  • coarse salt, optional


  • Heat an inch or two of water in a small saucepan over low heat. Place a medium bowl over the water and bring the water to a simmer. Add the wafers to the bowl and melt until completely smooth.
  • Place parchment paper in a small baking sheet or jelly roll pan. Spread chocolate in pan and top with dried cranberries and pretzel sticks. Press lightly into the chocolate and sprinkle with coarse salt, if desired. Let cool and break into chunks. Enjoy!


This is a great snack if you are gluten-free. Simply substitute the pretzel sticks with the gluten-free variety!
Calories: 151kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 10g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 12mg, Sodium: 29mg, Potassium: 58mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 13g
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Cranberry bark recipe