White Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Rounds

White Chocolate Cherry Pistachio Rounds

White chocolate is blended with coconut and bright tart dried cherries. The richness of pistachios complements the festive flavors and adds a touch of green.

Line square baking pan with plastic wrap; spray with vegetable pan spray and set aside. Place candy in 2-quart microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on 50% power 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until candy is melted and smooth.   Stir in coconut, nuts and cherries. Spread mixture into prepared pan; smooth surface using spatula. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.

Remove candy from pan. Cut out circles, hearts, flowers and squares with metal cutters. Store between pieces of parchment paper in airtight container in cool place for up to 1 week. 

Makes about 6 candy rounds.

Substitution: If desired, substitute 1/2 cup chopped pecans, almonds, cashews or macadamia nuts for pistachios.

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