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Strawberry & Pistachio Chocolate Bark Recipe


This is a really fun and simple recipe that kids can help you prepare at Christmastime. I’ve used colourful toppings to decorate the chocolate bark, colours and flavours that remind me of Christmas. However, feel free to change the toppings to what you have on hand or you enjoy. If you’re unable to find dried strawberries this recipe works very well with dried cranberries too.

Serves: 4



  • 160g dark chocolate chips
  • 40g additional dark chocolate chips
  • 30g flaked almonds
  • 30g raw pistachios
  • 30g dried strawberries
  1. Line baking tray with baking paper and set aside.
  2. Bring saucepan of water to the boil, reduce to gentle simmer and place large bowl on top, ensuring bottom of bowl does not touch the hot water.
  3. Place 160g of chocolate chips in bowl and leave for 2 mins to melt.
  4. While chocolate is melting, chop pistachios and dried strawberries into smaller pieces.
  5. Remove melted chocolate from heat and allow to cool and thicken slightly.
  6. Pour onto lined baking tray and spread out to even thickness.
  7. Sprinkle with additional chocolate chips, flaked almonds, pistachios and dried strawberries. Place in fridge to set for 1 hr.
  8. Before serving, remove from fridge and break chocolate bark up into large chunky pieces.


Danielle Minnebo

Danielle is a university-qualified nutritionist, a passionate home cook and founder of Food to Nourish. Danielle’s love affair with cooking started at a very young age in the kitchen where she was taught to cook by her mother. Danielle is passionate about helping people form a better understanding of nutrition and a healthier relationship with the food they eat. In fact, she’s on a mission to help spread the real food message to as many people as possible. Throughout her work as a nutritionist, Danielle’s basic principles have always come back to how we cook and prepare our food. She believes it really is as simple as combining wholefood ingredients in the right way to create tasty dishes that are nutrient-dense and full of flavour.