Blonde chocolate Christmas bark

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

Make this blonde chocolate bark for a homemade gift, then check out our mocha chocolate slabtiffin, 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.

  • 493
  • Total time 20 minutes
  • Note + setting
  • Difficulty Easy

Ingredients

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

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.

Nutritional data

  • kcals 480
  • fat 30.6g
  • saturates 13.6g
  • carbs 43.6g
  • sugars 38.5g
  • fibre 2.3g
  • protein 6.4g
  • salt 0.4g

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