Christmas in July chocolate bark

Who doesn’t want to experience the happiest time of the year twice in 2015? Christmas in July is the ultimate excuse to get a little something special for your family and friends, get together and celebrate – and this Christmas chocolate bark is the perfect place to start!

This simple and sweet recipe is perfect for an after dinner treat or can even be packaged up as a homemade gift. The bark is super easy to put together and makes around 20 servings so what are you waiting for?!

Christmas-chocolate-bark

Ingredients
85g shelled pistachios
400g dark cooking chocolate
200g white cooking chocolate
1/3 cup dried cranberries, roughly chopped

Method
1. Preheat oven to 180°C or 160°C fan. Spread pistachios onto a baking tray and cook for 3-4 mins, or until just lightly toasted. Set aside to cool completely.
2. Place both chocolates into separate heatproof bowls. Place one bowl over a pan of barely simmering water, without letting the base of the bowl touch the water. Stand for a few minutes, or until the chocolate softens. Remove bowl from pan and stir with a metal spoon until smooth. Set aside. Repeat with the other chocolate.
3. Line a 25cm x 38cm baking tray (about 1.5cm deep) with foil. Spread dark chocolate onto the tray. Drizzle white chocolate over the dark and swirl with a butter knife to make a marbled effect. Sprinkle with pistachios and craisins, and place in fridge for 15 mins to set. Break into shards, and package as desired.

Recipe & image via Lifestyle Food Network

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