Chocolate bark gets a festive French makeover! If you wander around Paris and make your way through every chocolate shop you see (which is what every food-obsessed gal does, right?), you'll run across beautiful trays of little palettes. What you're looking at is essentially chocolate bark, made the fancy French way!
Chocolate bark is one of the most delicious holiday treats, gifts and the best part is, it's easy to make. I wanted something just that simple, but a little more fancy, and easy-to-package and give.
I topped these holiday palettes with little bits of dried fruit, candied ginger, those beautiful green, already shelled Wonderful pistachios, and of course some little silver dragees and holiday sprinkles. The kids can also help. Spoon the white and dark chocolate onto parchment and let their little hands sprinkle and arrange the toppings.
When the chocolate set, I packaged little stacks in mini cellophane bags and tied them up. Very French Christmas if I do say so myself! Take that, chocolate bark! Ohh la la!
- 4 oz (¾ cup) good quality semi-sweet chocolate chips, or chocolate bar
- 4 oz (¾ cup) good quality white chocolate chips, or chocolate bar
- ¼ cup Wonderful pistachios
- Dried fruit such as apricots ginger, blueberries, bananas, plums, peaches, cranberries and cherries
- Sprinkles and silver dragées
Melt chocolates in separate bowls. Line a baking sheet with parchment. Spoon 1 tbsp chocolate onto parchment for each palette. Chocolate will settle into a circle.
Decorate each palette with pistachios, dried fruit and sprinkles, cutting fruit into slivers or pieces as needed. Chill palettes for 30 min. If packaging, package while cold. Serve.
Packaged in clear cellophane bags, these beautiful Pallettes create a lovely gift.
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Photography Tara Bench, unless where noted
Recipe Tara Bench