Apricot-Chai Almond Bark

Apricot-Chai Almond Bark

No baking is needed with this easy layer and break-apart holiday treat.

Prep Time

35

Minutes

Total Time

1:35

Hr:Mins

Makes

24

servings

3/4
cup slivered almonds
24
oz vanilla-flavored candy coating (almond bark), chopped
1/4
cup apricot nectar
3
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1
teaspoon ground allspice
1
teaspoon ground cardamom
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1/4
cup finely chopped dried apricots
  1. Sprinkle almonds in ungreased heavy skillet. Cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until nuts begin to brown, then stirring constantly until nuts are light brown. Cool 10 minutes. In food processor, process almonds until finely chopped; set aside.
  2. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with waxed paper. In medium microwavable bowl, microwave 12 oz of the candy coating on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring after each, until melted. Quickly stir in 1/3 cup of the chopped almonds. Spread evenly in pan. Refrigerate 15 minutes or until set.
  3. In small bowl, mix apricot nectar, cinnamon, allspice, cardamom, vanilla and lemon peel; set aside. In medium microwavable bowl, microwave remaining 12 oz candy coating on High 1 minute; stir. Microwave in 15-second intervals, stirring after each, until melted. Quickly stir in apricot nectar mixture and dried apricots.
  4. Pour and spread over chilled bark. Sprinkle with remaining chopped almonds. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Break into 2-inch pieces.
Makes 24 servings
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Aysha Schurman from Ammon, ID created this recipe for a Celebrate the Season Holiday Cookie Contest.
"This recipe combines the flavors of my favorite treat, Chai tea, with my family’s favorite treat, apricots. The recipe evolved over a few different batches, and even I have to admit that the first few tries were awful. However, ever since I found the right combination a few years ago, everyone begs me to bring my special bark to their holiday party." Aysha Schurman

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 180
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 11g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 5mg;
  • Sodium 25mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 19g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 19g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.