Dark and white chocolate swirled together, then topped with freeze-dried raspberries and salty, crunchy pistachio nuts. Break into bite sizes pieces to share with friends and family, or package into bags to use as a 'thank you' gift.
Chocolate Bark is the easiest treat to whip up! Whether you're making it for yourself, or to share with someone special, this simple and delicious chocolate always look good!
I've made two types of bark in this recipe; one is topped with dried raspberries and pistachios (which may be more suited to adults) and the other is a Christmas-themed version! This one is topped with candy canes and red and green sprinkles and lollies. For other Christmas baking ideas, you can't go past The Best Christmas Treats post on my website.
- Chocolate: I like to use a combination of white and dark chocolate to create the beautiful swirls. Feel free to use your favourite chocolate for this.
- Nuts: I like the colour contrast of the pistachio nuts. But as always, feel free to use your favourite nuts and seeds.
- Raspberries: Freeze dried raspberries and strawberries look so pretty on the bark. For a more affordable option though, dried fruit also works really well!
Note: Scroll to the recipe card for the ingredients, quantities and the full method.
Step by step instructions:
Line a tray with baking paper. Place the white chocolate in a glass bowl. Melt in the microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring in between, until completely melted.
Set aside and repeat with the dark chocolate.
Place blobs of the dark chocolate on the lined tray, and blobs of the white chocolate in between. Use a fork to gently swirl the dark and white chocolate together and spread out to a rectangle shape. Sprinkle over your favourite toppings, then chill in the fridge.
Once set, break into smaller pieces and serve on a platter. Or, place the bark into bags to give as Christmas presents.
If you store your chocolate bark in an airtight container in the pantry, it will keep well for up to 2 weeks. During the summer (or if you live in a warm climate), place chocolate bark in the fridge to prevent it from melting.
The possibilities are endless! I loved freeze dried fruit, however, they can be expensive to purchase and hard to find in some places. Dried fruit such as chopped dried apricots, craisins or even banana chips are all good options! In place of pistachios you could also use almonds, cashews, peanuts, toasted sunflower or pumpkin seeds and even pretzels or crushed biscuits.
Any type of bark can be given as a Christmas present. However, to make it extra Christmassy, try using some broken candy canes and red and green coloured candy, like M&Ms.
Store your chocolate bark in an airtight container in the pantry for up to 2 weeks*.
*see FAQ above for further tips.
Place pieces of bark in a cellophane bag to gift to staff or teachers as a thoughtful, homemade, 'Thank You' present.
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Raspberry and Pistachio Chocolate Bark
- 190g white chocolate, chopped
- 250g dark chocolate, chopped
- ¼ cup freeze dried raspberries
- ¼ cup shelled pistachios
Christmas Chocolate Bark
- 190g white chocolate, chopped
- 250g milk chocolate, chopped
- 2 candy canes, broken up
- Christmas sprinkles and lollies
- Line a tray with baking paper.
- Place the white chocolate in a glass bowl. Melt in the microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring in between, until completely melted.
- Set aside and repeat with the dark/milk chocolate.
- Place blobs of the dark chocolate on the lined tray, and blobs of the white chocolate in between. Use a fork to gently swirl the dark and white chocolate together and spread out to a rectangle shape.
- Sprinkle over your favourite toppings then chill in the fridge.
- Once set, break into smaller pieces and serve on a platter. Or, place the bark in bags to give as Christmas presents.
- Chocolate can also be melted using a double boiler.
- Add any of your favourite dried fruit, nuts , seeds or lollies to the top.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 40 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 15mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 12gProtein: 1g
Nutritional values are approximate. Please use your own calculations if you require a special diet.
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