An easy and delicious gift to make for holiday gifts, party favors, dessert trays, and more!
12ozbittersweet chocolate chips*
10ozwhite chocolate chips*
1/2cupchopped toasted pistachios
1/2cupchopped freeze dried raspberries
Place the two types of chocolate into two microwave-safe bowls, and microwave in 30 second intervals at 70% power, stirring after each time, until melted. It should take 3-4 intervals. Be very careful not to overheat the chocolate. Stop microwaving if only little bits of chocolate are left, as there should be enough residual heat to melt the rest.
Spread the dark chocolate into a large rectangle on parchment paper or a silicone mat to your desired thickness. I like it about 1/4" thick.
Drop the melted white chocolate in piles on top of the dark chocolate. Using the tip of a spoon or a butter knife, swirl the two together. If high peaks remain from swirling, drop the tray on the table a few times to flatten it together.
Sprinkle on the chopped pistachios and freeze dried raspberries while the chocolate is still melted.
Let the bark harden completely before breaking into squares. You can usually accomplish this by leaving it at room temperature for at least one hour, in the fridge for 20 minutes, or in the freezer for 5 minutes. Room temperature is best for preventing condensation.
*Do not buy your chocolate from the candy bar section, as it won't melt properly. Go to the baking section and buy chocolate that is designed for melting. Guittard is my favorite brand, but Callebaut, Scharffen Berger, Vahlrona, and Ghirardelli are also great.Storage: Keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 month.Freezing: You can keep in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 4 months.Seizing and grainy texture: This happens either because somehow moisture got into the chocolate, or it got overheated. The standard recommendation is to whisk in boiling water 1 tsp at a time until it smooths out again, but I prefer to use melted cocoa butter.See the blog post for 15 more flavor combination ideas.