White Choc Bark with freeze-dried strawberries, almonds & pumpkin seeds
With just a few basic kitchen ingredients and stock items, you can create a very simple and easy sweet ending to a meal with friends. This was my very first time making chocolate bark and I upgraded it with just a few items I found in my mom’s kitchen. Freeze-dried strawberries are a pricey snack but it’s worth incorporating into a creative dessert like this one! Other ideas: strawberry Pocky sticks, freeze-dried strawberry powder on vanilla ice-cream…what else?
This recipe contains chocolate (white, chips), strawberries, freeze dried, almonds, pumpkin seeds
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 30 min
- 200 g. white chocolate (I used Valrhona chocolate chips)
- 12 g. freeze-dried strawberries (1 small pack)
- 15 g. toasted shaved almonds
- 15 g. pumpkin seeds
- 1. Place the white chocolate chips into a mixing bowl to be melt in a double-boiler. Stir occasionally and make sure all the chunks are melted. Do not allow the water to touch the bottom of the mixing bowl.
- 2. Roughly slice the freeze-dried strawberries if they aren’t already.
- 3. Toast the shaved almonds over low heat in a non-stick pan and stir occasionally. until you see specs of golden-brown. Keep a careful eye on it as they can burn easily.
- 4. Prepare a baking pan lined with cooking paper. I used a large pan and roughly spread the white chocolate over with a spatula. You can use a smaller size dish and spread the chocolate up to the edges if you prefer a perfect shape.
- 5. Then sprinkle with the strawberries, almonds and pumpkin seeds.
- 6. Place flat in the fridge for at least 30 mins. Slice with a sharp knife when ready to serve. Make sure to place onto a cooking sheet before placing onto a dish for presentation, otherwise it will melt and stick to the plate.