Strawberry Pistachio White Chocolate Bark

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Tomorrow marks the official first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. In the dessert world for some reason I connect white chocolate with summer.

Not too long ago I told you that having chocolate at home can be quite tricky in Thailand. But things have changed a little since the start of the rainy season. It still is not cold, but it has cooled down. Although the humidity that comes with all the rain is another challenge in itself.

When I came across these freeze-dried strawberries at a 7/11 here, right away images of a white chocolate project I came across on Pinterest popped up in my head. (Note: 7/11 in the US or Canada most likely won’t have freeze-dried strawberries, but maybe try Trader Joe’s or even Amazon.)

The creator of that project is Jeanny. She is the writer and creative mind behind the German blog Zucker, Zimt & Liebe (means: Sugar, Cinnamon & Love).

Some of you may know that I am from Germany, so I have no problem reading her blog. But even if you can’t, it is worth checking it out just for all the amazing pictures of her creative sweet treats (She is a great photographer and food stylist; I wish I was closer to be able to attend one of her food photography workshops).

So I also picked up some pistachios and imported white chocolate to create my own colorful, fruity summer chocolate.

Creating this white chocolate bark is quite simple, but when you add to this tropical humidity things get challenging. To set up the chocolate it has to be chilled in the fridge for a while.

Well, to everything we take out from the fridge condensation sets on in an instant. You might still see a few droplets in the pictures, because my attempt of drying the condensation (in front of the fan) wasn’t completely successful.

Strawberry Pistachio White Chocolate Bark |

This recipe is for a small portion for just my husband and me. But you can easily multiply it.

Strawberry Pistachio White Chocolate Bark
  • 1 bar White Chocolate (100 gr)
  • Freeze-Dried Strawberries (10 gr)
  • Pistachios (30 gr, weight in shell)
  1. Chop pistachios and strawberries (if necessary).
  2. Break chocolate into small square or cut into chunks and melt in double-boiler or microwave.
  3. Stir in pistachios and strawberries (reserving some) and pour mixture into a lined pan. Spread out and flatten with a spatula. Sprinkle remaining pistachios and strawberries on top.
  4. Keep in fridge until thoroughly chilled, then break or cut into pieces.

You can easily modify this recipe to taste or with whatever you have on hand. For example, replace the strawberries with dried cranberries, raisins or candied fruit. Or replace the pistachios with any type of other nuts. Salted kinds work just as well, as they help to cut the sweetness of the white chocolate.

I hope you all have a great start into summer and enjoy this warmer season to the fullest with time spent outdoors, BBQs, light summer desserts and lots of ice cream!

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  1. says

    I can taste this just looking at it! I checked out Zucker, Zimt & Liebe and I have to agree about her photos. Nice addition – the ZipList plugin! I have had the app for some time now and have wanted to use it on my site, but it does not seem to work on blogger. Or, perhaps it’s just me. 🙂

    • Regina says

      Thank you so much for your feedback, Jacquee <3 I love the options ZipList offers, but I am also still figuring out the best way to use it on my site. All the instructions I got were for WordPress. But hopefully they'll come out with it for Blogger too.

  2. says

    Hui, tausend Dank für diese lieben Worte 🙂
    Und ich stöber jetzt den Nachmittag durch auf Deinem wunderschönen Blog! Wie hat es Dich nach Kanada verschlagen?

    Liebste Grüße aus Bremen

    • Regina says

      Vielen Dank fuers Vorbeischauen, Jeanny! Diese kontrastreiche weisse Schokolade war und ist noch immer DER Hit!
      Ja, Kanada…meine Familie ist vor sechs Jahren hierher ausgewandert und dann habe ich hier meinen Mann kennengelernt 😀 Und auch das Land und den Rest der Leute lieben gelernt.

  3. says

    This looks amazing.

    You did a fantastic job and I don’t personally think you need any help photographing your work! My mom always loved white chocolate bark and I’d like to try my hand at surprising her with some.

    This looks SO tasty and VERY Creative – 2 of my favorite things ツ ♥

      • says

        You’re most welcome.

        She could, though her favorite was always “white chocolate almond bark”?? – she took us on her special trips to the home made candy store to buy the bark –

        I’m thinking once I get the ingredients you have here – I will make ME some of YOURS and her some with almonds 😀

  4. Cathy Lodge says

    This is delicious thanks Regina. I’m not keen on dark or milk chocolate so am always looking for yummy white chocolate recipes. Am taking it as a hostess gift for a lunch we’re going to.

    • Regina says

      White chocolate, pistachios and dried cranberries have long shelf-lives. I’d think this should keep at room temperature for several months.

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