Pistachio & Strawberry White Chocolate Bark

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.

IMG_2457After the chocolate melts, put half of the strawberries and half of the pistachios in with the chocolate & stir to combine them.


IMG_2476Pour the mixture onto a cookie sheet lined with a piece of wax paper to prevent sticking. Smooth the chocolate out with a spatula.


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.


IMG_2510You 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.

Lisa O

Coconut Oil FUDGE!!! It’s a superfood, and it’s healthy!

Ok, so now, Fudge is a superfood. This recipe for coconut oil fudge is one of the healthiest things you can put in your mouth, so you need to make it immediately. My life has changed since I discovered this recipe. It is 4 simple ingredients, and you will want to shout from the rooftops how pumped you are once you taste it.

I’ll keep this brief in telling you why this fudge is so healthy for you. For one, raw coconut oil is arguably the best fat on the planet. It’s a saturated fat, which means is great for you. It helps regulate cholesterol, can kill bacteria & viruses, helps speed up your metabolism, decrease your appetite for bad fats & sugar, boost brain function, etc. It is recommended to consume a tablespoon of raw coconut oil every day.

The second key component in this “fudge” is CACAO. Not cocoa, but CACAO. Cacao is the actual bean, and raw cacao is not processed. It’s just dehydrated and powdered. Cocoa is a processed from of cacao.

CACAO is the HEALTHIEST FOOD ON THE PLANET. It contains more antioxidants than any other food and is 80% magnesium, creates serotonin in your brain when consumed, helps relax you, decreases appetite, cuts cravings for sugar, makes you emit the “in love” hormone, and they are high in iron.

Cacao is what our chocolate starts as before it’s processed to death. What we buy in the store as chocolate is nowhere near the raw state of cacao.

This fudge has helped me lose my baby weight. I have very high sugar and dessert cravings, and since I started keeping this fudge in my fridge, I am able to eat it instead of some terrible piece of cake or box of cookies. All it takes is a little piece & I am instantly brought down from my bad craving. Make no mistake, fat doesn’t make you fat….this fudge will actually help you burn fat. Now, here is the recipe!

Raw Coconut Oil Fudge:


3/4 cup (heaping) RAW virgin coconut oil
3/4 cup (exact) RAW CACAO powder (if you only have unsweetened cocoa, you can use it, but cacao is much healthier and better)
3-4 tablespoons raw honey
1 pinch of sea salt

optional: cacao nibs, coconut flakes, walnuts


In a stand mixer, or in a bowl with a whisk, whip the coconut oil until it’s a little fluffy, about 2 min. It won’t fluff up like whipped cream, but it should get smooth.


Add in the Cacao powder, honey, and sea salt. Continue to whip the ingredients together until they become smooth and homogenous, about 1 min.

If you just want plain fudge, then you are ready to put the mixture into the pan! If you like a little pizzazz, feel free to add some raw cacao nibs. I like a little extra crunch, so I add about 1/4 cup of cacao nibs to mine & mix them in.


Now, pour the mixture into a small baking dish, about 9×9. Smooth the top out.

If you want to add some toppings, now is the time to do it. I added walnuts, cacao nibs, and coconut flakes, but you can leave it plain and it’s just as delicious.

Put it in the fridge and let it set for a couple of hours. When it’s done, you can cut it into squares so that way it’s ready to eat when you want it! Keep the pan in the fridge, unless you are transferring it to a glass container. Coconut oil is very fragile, and will melt when it gets room temp or hotter. I like to leave mine in the pan so it stays really cold and keeps its crunch.

That’s it! Let me know what you guys think of this recipe in the comments! It’s so easy to make, it’s healthy, and my whole family is hooked on it! It’s a great trade in for kids as well. No more arguing over chocolate! You can give this to the kids without worrying about the sugar or other chemicals, and they will not know the difference!


Lisa O