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White Chocolate Bark

by Adrianne

White Chocolate Bark is an easy recipe which you will have fun making.  You literally melt the chocolate, add all of your topppings and leave it in the fridge to set!

For white chocolate bark ideas look no further!

Sheet of white chocolate bark in a baking tray

What is White Chocolate Bark?

White Chocolate Bark is much like our milk or dark chocolate bark, only using white chocolate.

We melt chocolate and pour it into a baking tray and then we add toppings which we have prepared in advance.

Have a look below at some recipes to get your creativity flowing!

Chocolate Bark Recipes

How to make white chocolate bark?

To make white chocolate bark, it is a good idea to prepare your ingredients in advance. The simple steps to follow are:

  1. prepare your toppings
  2. melt chocolate
  3. top chocolate with toppings

The chocolate will set again very quickly after you melt it. This means you won’t have time to toast your ingredients when the chocolate is melted. That is ok though, as you can do that before you melt the chocolate.

I like to use small bowls to hold all of my ingredients and have them prepped and ready on the bench. So that when the chocolate is poured into the baking tray, you simply add the toppings and set.

The whole tray can go into the fridge once you have topped the chocolate. You will notice (if you are like me and you just can’t help yourself!) that the chocolate will become firm very quickly.

This is great as it means this is a quick and easy snack that can be prepared without a lot of effort.

When making chocolate bark

To make chocolate bark give yourself a clean workspace and layer your tray with greaseproof paper to start with.

The way to think about this process is doing all of the hard work 1st. 

Ingredients for white chocolate bark

  • white chocolate melts
  • goji berries
  • pistachios
  • coconut

Start by toasted the coconut and pistachio. But do these separately as the coconut will toast a lot faster than the nuts. I am always suprised how quickly things can burn when toasting them!

Have a look at the pictures  so that you can follow the recipe and make a batch of your own white chocolate bark.  You will learn how easy it easy and want to make it again and again!

Toppings for white chocolate bark

If you remember from not too long ago, I shared my Dark Chocolate Bark recipe and this one is super similar to that, albeit using a different type of chocolate. So you, my friend, can choose to do which ever one that floats your boat.

As you can see from the pics, the topping is made from 3 simple ingredients.

  1. shaved coconut
  2. pistachio nuts’
  3. goji berries.

If you are wondering why we toast the coconut and pistachios, it is to add flavour and texture to them. You can use these ingredients without toasting them. But trust me, there is a little delight to be had when eating toasted nuts and coconut! For such a simple process ie the toasting, you get maximum results.

White Chocolate Bark 1 | Sweet Caramel Sunday

White chocolate bark ideas

The idea with the chocolate bark toppings is to use ingredients that will contrast well with the whiteness of the chocolate.

When you toast the coconut, it will turn a light brown. This is perfect as it means it will stand out from the chocolate. The pistachos and goji berries add pops of colour too!

I separated them for the picture that I took to show you each of the ingredients, but to save time, you can toast the nuts and coconut at the same time.

Enjoy making chocolate bark

Honestly guys, take pleasure in this process!

I mentioned in my post last week for my Edamame Quinoa Salad that cooking can be quite therapeutic and if you are after good therapy, then get some chocolate and melt it STAT. There is something quite soothing about watching the little buds go from hard chocolate to a molten state, and it is also quite a beautiful transformation.

I do take little videos along the way when I spend time in my kitchen, so if you want to check them out, have a look at my instagram stories as you can see some of the steps involved in making this recipe. (You can check that here).

White Chocolate Bark 2 | Sweet Caramel Sunday

The image above shows you the step where the melted chocolate has been poured into the baking tray. It helps to have a spatula on hand, so you can smooth it out and push it to the edges.

When making the chocolate bark

Melting the chocolate is really the hardest part of this recipe. Once that is done the fun begins and you get to decorate your melted slab of chocolate with your lovely crunchy and colourful toppings.

The toppings will make a lovely noise as you sprinkle them onto the melted chocolate. This is the most fun part of making chocolate bark.

You can choose to have a thick topping and to achieve this you put the pistachios, goji berries and nuts together. Or you can spread it out and have more of the white chocolate peeking through.

Sheet of white chocolate bark in a baking tray‘The photo above is to show you how to pack all of your ingredients onto your bark. As they are loosely tossed together, the different colours will sort themselves out.

The toppings will stick to the melted chocolate straight away, then it will only be a matter of time before it sets in the fridge.

White Chocolate Bark sheet before breaking into individual pieces

How to cut chocolate bark

To cut chocolate bark, you can either start with a knife and cut approximate lines through it or literally break it into pieces.

If you are using a knife you might have more control of the portion sizes but the idea is still to create pieces of the bark.

You can cut chocolate bark or break it into pieces, whichever you prefer to do.

If you are after a very specific size to your bark, then I would recommend creating circles of bark, like in the Healthy Chocolate Bark recipe here. The chocolate circles are easily make with a spoon and you get a uniform and consistent shape to your bark pieces. You can try different methods for different occasions!

How to store chocolate bark

Once your bark is made, you can store it in an air tight container in the fridge.

It will keep in there for at least 2 weeks. It is a snack that can be made in advance and called up for the 3pm blues or when friends drop in!

How to serve White Chocolate Bark

After the chocolate is set, you can break it up in what ever fashion you like. Some people like cutting theirs into rectangular pieces with a sharp knife and others prefer breaking it up into random pieces (this is my preference). I will let you decide on that finer detail.

The best thing is you can also package it for gifts (am thinking Christmas!). Just grab a few clear candy bags and some seasonal ribbon, portion it out and go!

White Chocolate Bark Recipes

If you are anything like me you will start to be thinking about all of the different white chocolate bark recipes you can come up with.

That is why this recipe is so fun. It is versatile and can be done to fit any occasion!

It fits the bill of both an easy candy recipe as well as things to do with chocolate chips. 

If you make this recipe and want to upload a photo (I would love to see) you can do that via the pin on my recipes board >> Sweet Caramel Sunday Recipes board  >> Pinterest

White Chocolate Bark 5 | Sweet Caramel Sunday

White Chocolate Bark

White Chocolate Bark is an easy recipe to have fun with. Melt the chocolate, add toppings and leave it to set. For white chocolate bark ideas look here!
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Australian, International
Keyword: chocolate bark, chocolate dessert, dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 66kcal
Author: Adrianne

Ingredients

  • 2 290g white chocolate melts
  • 1 cup shaved dried coconut
  • 1/2 cup goji berries
  • 1/3 cup pistachio nuts

Instructions

  • Line a baking tray with greaseproof paper 
  • Add coconut to a non stick fry pan and toast for 10 minutes until it has turned a light brown colour  
  • Place pistachios into a small zip lock bag and use a spoon to break into smaller pieces by banging the back of the spoon onto the nuts 
  • Add toasted coconut, pistachios and goji berries to a mixing bowl and stir to combine. Set aside for now. 
  • Fill a medium sized saucepan 2/3 full with water, place a heatproof bowl over the top, turn on the heat, add chocolate and stir as chocolate melts 
  • As soon as all buttons are melted, remove from heat, pour melted chocolate into baking tray and use a flat spoon to smooth over the surface 
  • Top chocolate with toasted mix, till full chocolate surface is covered. 
  • Refrigerate for at least 2 hours to allow bark to set. 
  • Once bark is set, use a knife or hands to break slab into pieces (See notes can be rectangular or free form shapes) 

Nutrition

Calories: 66kcal
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Thanks for coming, you know I love having you here.

Adrianne x

 

 

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19 comments

rachaelstray August 10, 2018 - 8:53 am

Nice to see a lovely recipe for white chocolate – makes a change from dark!

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Adrianne August 10, 2018 - 8:55 am

Hello stranger 😊 It does, doesn’t it. Glad you could drop into my blog to check out my latest recipe. Hope you have a good relaxing weekend x

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rachaelstray August 10, 2018 - 12:06 pm

You too!

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chef mimi August 10, 2018 - 3:36 pm

This is gorgeous! I’ve never made a topping like this. Saving for the holidays, which can’t come fast enough…

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Adrianne August 10, 2018 - 7:11 pm

Thanks Mimi! I hope you have been well. Indeed they cannot. Have a good weekend cooking no doubt!

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Alison August 15, 2018 - 7:49 am

Wow, this is delicious and so easy to make!

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Adrianne August 15, 2018 - 9:46 am

Thanks Alison! Glad you liked it!

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Jill November 11, 2018 - 11:17 pm

5 stars
Looks festive and delicious and yet still healthy!

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Adrianne November 12, 2018 - 12:48 am

True, thanks Jill!

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Valentina November 12, 2018 - 12:28 am

5 stars
I love what you chose for the toppings — healthy, pretty and festive! I’ve never made a bark before and I think you’ve inspired me to give it a go this year. 🙂

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Adrianne November 12, 2018 - 12:49 am

Awesome Valentina, I hope you try it, enjoy!

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Amanda November 12, 2018 - 1:46 am

5 stars
Oh, this looks perfect for holiday gifts! I always love making something from scratch for friends, so I’ll have to use this recipe this year. Thanks for sharing!

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Adrianne November 12, 2018 - 5:18 am

Thanks Amanda! Hope it works well for you. It is the perfect gift with love and devotion!

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Kristina November 12, 2018 - 4:32 am

5 stars
I love everything on top of that white chocolate! Great for a midday craving and satisfy that sweet tooth!

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Adrianne November 12, 2018 - 5:18 am

So true Kristina! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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Shanika November 12, 2018 - 5:09 am

5 stars
These White Chocolate Bars are such an easy and quick sweet treat! I love that they are topped with coconut, pistachio nuts and goji berries, too! Perfect!

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