Monday, December 16, 2013

Pistachio Mixed Fruits White Chocolate Bark

Sokehah Cheah | 10:13 AM | | | | | |


I have no clue what a chocolate bark is until I stumbled upon a chocolate bark recipe from browneyedbaker. Chocolate bark is actually a sheet of chocolate usually studded with nuts, dried fruits and broken up into irregular pieces with no specific pattern which sounds interesting and easy to pick up.  I'm very pleased with my first attempt and hope to try out other variations.  What's more, as X'mas is just round the corner, why not make some, wrap in decorative cellophane bags, adorn with a ribbon and give as a gift.  Homemade treats certainly are great gifts for the holidays and the festive season!




Recipe for Pistachio Mixed Fruits White Chocolate Bark (adapted from 'here' with modifications)

Ingredients                                                                      

  • 8 oz white chocolate, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 oz light roasted shelled pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • 1.1/2 oz dried cranberries, raisins and golden raisins, coarsely chopped
Method
  1. Line a 7 inch or 8 inch baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Melt 6 oz of white chocolate over a double boiler, keep stirring, once melted, remove from heat. Wipe off the water from the sides and bottom of the pot.  Add in the remaining 2 oz of chopped white chocolate and stir till fully melted. (This is the 'seeding' method to temper the chocolate).
  3. Add pistachios and mixed fruits and continue to stir till well combined.
  4. Spread chocolate mixture onto the prepared pan in an even layer, about 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick depending on the size of the pan and the desired thickness.
  5. Let cool in room temperature and chill in the refrigerator till set.
  6. Break up the bark into pieces, store in an air-tight container and keep refrigerated. 



I'm submitting this post to the 'Baby Sumo's Christmas Recipes Collection 2013' event hosted by
Baby Sumo of  Eat Your Heart Out.


29 comments:

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  1. Hello Cheah
    of wow, these looks great as a gift for this coming Christmas. I am sure those whom have tasted this surely would come and ask for the recipe from you. Love the colours of the combination of white, green, red in it.

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    1. If you like milky chocolate then this is the one for you, Mel!

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  2. this looks so good I keep meaning to make some

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    1. It's very easy to make, Rebecca. I'm sure your kids will be thrilled!

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  3. WOW! This white chocolate bark look very pretty! I can feel the Christmas feel in the air :D
    Thumbs Up for the beautiful clicks!!!

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  4. Love the color of these barks. Really festive!

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    1. Yes, I was fascinated by the vibrant colours when I first saw this recipe!

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  5. Lovely colours! Very Christmassy!

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  6. This sounds like a brilliant Christmas gift, the studded pistachio and cranberries give it such a festive look.

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    1. Perfect as a gift for the festive season..

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  7. Would you believe I have never had any kind of bark confection Cheah? I'm not sure why I have shied away from such festive sweet goodness. Yours looks amazing and so tempting. I better find me some or pop on over to you for a taste, lol...

    Thank you so much for sharing...

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    1. You're welcome, Louise. Grab some if you can :)

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  8. Hi Cheah , the bark is so beautiful and festive , so easy , making some for the holidays , than sharing :)

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    1. You're welcome. Try it, very easy to make!

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  9. This is unbelievable! Beautiful treat! I would like to borrow the gorgeous tray. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

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    1. Thank you. You have an enjoyable X'mas with your family too!

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  10. Hi Cheah,
    These looks wonderful! Very festive and would be gone in no time, especially when there are kids around! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. You're most welcome. Yes, think the kids will zoom in on this!

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  11. Red white green...what beautiful holiday colours, and of course, they must be divine, Cheah.

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    1. Thank you, Angie. I enjoy looking at them :)

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  12. hi cheah, the studded nuts and the berries makes it look so festive! nice presentation!

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  13. Very festive looking and so tempting! Beautifully made!

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  14. Hi Cheah,

    I can imagine... whoever is munching your chocolate bark must be feeling very happy with this festive mood :D

    Zoe

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