Tired of the same old peppermint bark every Christmas? I for one, do not like peppermint flavors in my chocolate! I like nuts, caramel, fruit, and other crunches, but not peppermint. If you are looking for a sweet, easy gift to hand out to friends this year, look no further! This classic take on holiday chocolate bark is unusual and delicious! Here is the super easy recipe:
Pistachio & Strawberry White Chocolate Bark
1 bar of Lindt white chocolate (or any other brand of good white chocolate)
1/4 cup of freeze dried strawberries
1/4 cup of shelled, salted pistachios
note: this is for one serving or one “gift bag” of bark. If you want to make more just multiply the ingredients!
In a double boiler (a saucepan with 2 inches of water in it and a glass mixing bowl on top), break up the bar of chocolate and melt it down in the glass bowl slowly. Stir frequently. You don’t want to burn it or have it get too hot. You can also do this in the microwave by melting in 10 second increments and stirring in between.
While the chocolate is melting, give a rough chop to the 1/4 cup of pistachios and 1/4 cup of strawberries. Divide each into half. Half of the strawberries go in the chocolate and half go on top. Same for the pistachios.
Top the chocolate with the leftover pistachios and strawberries.
Place the sheet in the refrigerator for about an hour so the chocolate re-hardens. When it is completely solid, peel if off of the wax paper and break it into chunks.
You can put the chunks in a decorative mason jar or a holiday themed plastic baggie and tie some ribbon around it. These make great gifts! Much better than fruitcake! Let me know how you liked this recipe in the comments! Happy Holidays Everyone.