Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Chocolate Pistachio Bark



I love making edible presents and one of my favourite treats that I make every Christmas is chocolate bark. The beauty of this bark is that you can flavour it with any combination of ingredients to make it unique for the person's taste for whom you are gifting it to. Some of my favourite chocolate bark ingredients are nuts, berries, popping candies, crushed  nut brittle, dried fruits and spices such as peppercorn, chilli flakes and also sea salt.

This Chocolate and pistachio bark with flaked almonds is a lovely Christmas bark which makes a perfect gift for a nut lover.




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Chocolate Pistachio Bark
A combination of dark and white chocolate topped with flaked pistachios and rose scented flaked almonds.



Ingredients:
  • 240 g Dark Belgium Chocolate broken in to small pieces.
  • 200 g Milk Chocolate broken into small pieces..
  • 30 g flaked pistachio nuts 
  • 30 g flaked almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon red food colouring
  • 1/2 teaspoon water
  • 4 drops rose essence

Method:
1. Place the flaked almonds in a zip lock bag, add the red food colouring and rose essence and 1/2 teaspoon water. Shake the bag until all the flaked almonds are coated in the red colouring. Transfer the almonds on to a tray that is lined with kitchen paper and leave the almonds to dry completely. 2. In a double boiler add the dark chocolate and melt it .3. Line a baking tray with grease proof paper and pour a thin layer of the dark chocolate on it.4. Using a clean bowl melt the white chocolate on the double boiler. Once the white chocolate has melted fill up a piping bag with the melted white chocolate and swirl it on the dark chocolate in a random pattern.5. Garnish the chocolate bark with the flaked pistachio nuts and the rose flavoured red almonds.6. Leave the bark to set in the fridge for 30 minutes after which using a pizza wheel score the bark into squares. Return the bark back to the fridge to chill fully for another 3 hours.7.  After three hours, remove the bark from the fridge and peel it away from the grease proof paper. Break it into pieces on the score lines. Transfer to gift box.
Details
Prep time: Total time: Yield: 40 pieces





35 comments:

  1. Look at how perfectly stunning this is! I know for certain - no matter how easy it looks I would not make it look as beautiful as you have. Simply gorgeous.

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  2. This looks so good, I bet it tastes amazing! I think it would be a brilliant hand made Christmas gift too.

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  3. This looks really good for christmas. I've never tried this before and i really are tempted now x

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  4. This looks amazing I really need to try this x

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  5. This all looks delicious - I love the colours!

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  6. This sounds delicious. I also like making/giving edible gifts for Christmas x

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  7. Yum I've been meaning to make a Christmas bark this looks delicous.

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  8. Not a great lover of nuts but when i showed this to my other half he said that he wants me to make it for him.

    I also love the idea of edible gifts especially handmade ones as its so much more thoughtful x

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  9. I love making bark at Christmas too, it's great how many varieties you can make and it always goes down a treat. This recipe looks delicious, especially for nut lovers.

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  10. I really hope to be more creative in my gifts next year. This is such a unique gift! Recently made up a hamper for my gran, and believe this would have gone well with all the stuff I got together x

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  11. This looks delicious, I have never had chocolate and pistachios together before.

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  12. This looks like a lovely recipe for fans of varied chocolate I know I'd love it. I'd love to gift some to people but it wouldn't last long enough to as It looks too tasty x

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  13. Everything you bake looks incredible. This seems so easy to make too and perfect for the holiday parties coming up! x

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  14. That's such an incredible present, I might grab some chocolate and attempt this on Xmas eve when I do my baking x

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  15. This looks amazing, my mum is a huge fan of chocolate and pistachio - I know she'd love this x

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  16. I have to say I have never tried bark before but this looks like heaven mmm xx I love pistachio too

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  17. This does look just absolutely delightful Nayna, I love pistchio and chocolate as a combination.

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  18. This is the perfect edible gift. I love chocolate bark!

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  19. This looks gorgeous!! I really wanted to make some chocolate bark for gifts this year!

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  20. As she has said above, this is totally up Rachels street for sure.

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  21. This looks incredibly tasty, I have never had bark before but it might change now xx

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  22. Wow, this homemade chocolate looks so beautiful and I'm sure it tastes amazing!

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  23. This looks so gorgeous and it would make a great gift too if you just wrapped it up in some clear plastic!

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  24. Delicious! I love making these at Christmas as gifts.

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  25. This looks amazing, pistachios are my favourite nuts. The colours look brilliant and to top it all, it doesn't look difficult to make.

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  26. Wow....my kind of food, I'll definitely be having a go at this!

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  27. This looks beautiful as well as delicious!

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  28. Looks delicious, what a nice pressy to make for people

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  29. This looks amazing! Such a great idea! Xo

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  30. Looks fantastic

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  31. Wow.. look at the beauty..
    Anyone would be tempted to grab a few pieces. Lovely recipe Nayna.

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