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A tray of chopped white chocolate bark sprinkled with nuts and dried fruit

Blonde chocolate Christmas bark

Published: December 3, 2021 at 3:18 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • + setting
  • Easy
  • Serves 8-10

Rich with toasty caramel aromas, this blonde chocolate bark is decorated with nuts, citrus fruit and salty pretzels for a delicious edible festive gift

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal480
fat30.6g
saturates13.6g
carbs43.6g
sugars38.5g
fibre2.3g
protein6.4g
salt0.4g
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Make this blonde chocolate bark for a homemade gift, then check out our mocha chocolate slab, tiffin, chocolate truffles and more Christmas gift recipes.

What is blonde chocolate?

Blonde chocolate is made by roasting white chocolate chips very slowly until they take on a golden cappuccino colour and toasted caramel aromas.

How do I use blonde chocolate?

Use in chocolate truffles or a rich ganache to spread between layers of sponge.

Where do I find blonde chocolate?

Find blonde chocolate at M&S, both in stores and online.

Ingredients

  • 300g M&S golden blonde chocolate, chopped
  • 65g roasted hazelnuts, halved
  • 35g shelled pistachios
  • 25g salted pretzels (sticks or twists)
  • 35g candied ginger, chopped
  • 35g candied orange peel, slivered, finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp sugar sprinkles (in festive colours)
  • a good pinch sea salt flakes

Method

  • STEP 1
    Line a baking tray with either baking paper or a silicon sheet.
  • STEP 2
    Slowly melt the blonde chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water (ensuring the bowl doesn’t touch the water), stirring it occasionally, until fully melted. Or do this in short bursts in the microwave. Allow the chocolate to cool for 1-2 minutes.
  • STEP 3
    Pour the melted chocolate onto the lined baking tray in a rough rectangle shape approximately 3-4mm thick, then scatter over the remaining ingredients, except the salt, gently pressing them into the surface of the chocolate with the back of a spatula. Finally, sprinkle over a pinch of sea salt flakes, then leave in a cool place to set hard.
  • STEP 4
    Use a knife to chop the chocolate into sharp shards or break apart with your hands into rough-edged fragments. Enjoy as an after-dinner treat with coffee or wrap into bags with a ribbon to make a delicious gift.

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