{Recipe} Pistachio and Craisin Chocolate Bark| e-book winners announced!

Pistachio and Craisin Chocolate Bark

chocolate bark2

This is a scrumptious, indulgent treat that features only one redeeming health quality – pistachios (the craisins contain sugar). If you are feeling the desire to indulge in an irresistibly chocolaty, sugar-laden treat, then this is the one to go for!

This bark featured as one of our Christmas day desserts. I have been promising Sookisu and Susykat that I would post the recipe. Here it is Soo and Su!

This recipe was sourced from a Coles Supermarket Christmas magazine, and was called Christmas Chocolate Bark. This is the veganized version, with a new, fancy name!

You will need:

85g pistachios, shelled

400g non-dairy dark cooking chocolate

200g non-dairy white chocolate (we use Sweet William)

1/3 cup dried cranberries (craisins), roughly chopped


1. Pre-heat oven to 180 deg C (350F). Spread pistachios on a baking tray and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until just lightly toasted. Set pistachios aside to cool completely.

2. Place each chocolate into separate heat-proof bowls. Place one bowl over a saucepan of barely simmering water, without letting the base of the bowl touch the water. Do not allow any water to come into contact with the chocolate. Leave the bowl until the chocolate softens. Remove bowl from the saucepan and stir chocolate 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 knife to create a marbled effect. Sprinkle with pistachios and craisins.

4. Place tray in fridge for at least 15 minutes to allow the chocolate to set. Then break into shards.

5. Serve with tea or coffee.

6. Store left-over shards in the fridge.


Image used with kind permission of Becky Striepe

Image used with kind permission of Becky Striepe

e-book Giveaway

Thank you to everyone who entered the 40 Days of Green Smoothies e-book giveaway.

The Little Firemen drew the winners from a fire helmet yesterday, with the help of the Fire Chief, their sister.

ebook draw

And the winners are….





e-book copies of 40 Days of Green Smoothies are on their way to Arohanui Vegan Love and Appetite Affliction. May you both enjoy the green smoothie delights that await you!

Each Monday, I feature a delicious vegan recipe that is enjoyed by my family. I hope your family enjoys it too.


About Ally
Mamma. Vegan. I blog at Made of Stars.

40 Responses to {Recipe} Pistachio and Craisin Chocolate Bark| e-book winners announced!

  1. Pingback: {Recipe} Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms | Potato Salad | Tabouli « Made of Stars

  2. You have just made my day! Perfect timing for some green smoothie inspiration. Can’t wait. Oh, & those are the cutest Vegan Firemen & Firechief I have ever seen :)

    • Ally says:

      hahaha! Enjoy it!

      I just emailed it to you. Let me know if you want it sent to a different email address. I sent it to the one that begins sa….

      My 6 year old son wanted to know what his piece of paper said. He loved your name but I don’t know if I pronounce Arohanui correctly. He loved the Vegan Love bit!

      • Have just downloaded it and saved to my desktop :) Means I really have to get going with my green smoothies now. Aww, cute. Glad he liked it, even for the Vegan Love!

      • Ally says:

        I look forward to hearing how your green smoothie consumption is going. :)

      • I was just coming on to tell you that Zaedyn and I made our first green smoothie from the book this afternoon with fresh kale from our garden. Will try and post later :)

      • Ally says:

        That’s great :)
        I made one this afternoon with baby spinach and kale. A little grub nestled in the kale nearly ended up in the blender.
        Our new Blendtec arrives tomorrow. I’m so excited!

  3. Yippee! <3

    Good lord, that chocolate looks amazing… And it's so easy! I'll definitely have to give it a try… Maybe with more nuts instead if fruit. I don't like dried fruit in chocolate… I know, I'm a freak! ;)

  4. uberdish says:

    I think your chocolate bark would make a nice treat for someone special on Valentine’s Day!

  5. Xiomara says:

    I’ve never heard or seen non dairy white chocolate! I want some. White chocolate was my favorite back in the day

    • Ally says:

      Over here we can get a soy-based one from Sweet William (made in Sydney). There is also a rice-milk-based one made by Bonvita. Can you get Bonvita products locally? I don’t know where it is manufactured. Bonvita have a yummy range of chocolate.

      • Xiomara says:

        I’ve never heard of either. What I will do is google it and see what comes up. Maybe there are other local brands out here

      • Ally says:

        Let me know what you find. I’m sure you can track down vegan white chocolate. I’d post you some if I didn’t think it would melt before it even left Australia!

  6. Yummy! I just saw a similar recipe over from Sarah at Gazing In, except she didn’t use cranberries! These look great and I bet the tartness tastes fabulous!! I love the combo of chocolate and pistachios.

    • Ally says:

      Must be the season for it! I haven’t ‘met’ Sarah yet. I’ll have to check out Gazing In.
      Pistachios are fabulous. Chocolate just speaks for itself!

  7. I just made the bark and it is in the fridge cooling… don’t know if I can wait that long!

  8. thombeed says:

    I have to make this and for once I think I have all of the ingredients in my pantry. Thanks :)

  9. susykat says:

    Congrats to the e-book winners! :) I LOVE this chocolate bark. I feel lucky that I got to try it when I was visiting you all recently. I couldn’t stop eating it – I liked it much more than I was expecting to! ;)

    • Ally says:

      Yes, I had trouble stopping too! After posting this, I wanted to make it! I even went to do the grocery shopping but I resisted buying the ingredients for bark. It helps that it isn’t easy to find vegan dark cooking choc here.
      Have you seen Arohanui’s blog lately? She has posted about the e-book, and her experience so far.

  10. My first visit to your blog. It made me happy and hungry. I’ll be back for more. Thanks for sharing!

  11. sookisu says:

    This looks so amazing – thanks for posting Ally! Do you mind if I re-post your photo on my blog (fully credited of course!!) I can’t wait to make this/ I’ve not come across vegan white chocolate yet so first I’m going to go on an expedition (in the snow) around all my favourite stores to track this down….

    • Ally says:

      I hope you find some white chocolate!
      Yes, use the photo, it’s fine with me :) I wish I had taken more photos, but I was too busy devouring it!

  12. sookisu says:

    Ace – thanks Ally! I’ve been online to check at a store that’s a short drive away and they do stock a vegan white chocolate – so we are go go go for chocolate bark! Have a great evening x

  13. Pingback: Oh yeah, look what I’m going to make this weekend…. | Honey For The Bees

  14. Pingback: A Baker’s Dozen of Luscious Vegan Sweets | Honk If You're Vegan

  15. Hey Ally! You’re such a sweet person and you make such wonderful goodies that I nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. You can check it out here: http://honkifyourevegan.com/. Congrats – you deserve this girl!! Celeste:)

    • Ally says:

      Oh thank you, Celeste. That is very sweet of you :)
      I appreciate the recognition immensely. You have an impressive list of blogs and photos there. Yum!

  16. This is mouthwatering! I love marbled chocolate, it just looks so special. Vegan white chocolate is something I’ve never found in Canada! Maybe one day we’ll get that brand here.

    • Ally says:

      Hi Sarina!
      The marbling effect does look appealing.
      Is the Bonvita brand available where you live? They make a rice milk based white chocolate.
      I don’t think Sweet William export their chocolate to Canada, or anywhere yet. Hopefully they will one day soon!

Please join the conversation:

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 435 other followers

%d bloggers like this: