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Acai White Chocolate bark

April 1, 2023

Acai White Chocolate Bark

Prep Time: 15 min
Rest Time: 30 min
Total Time: 45 min
This Acai White Chocolate Bark is a sweet yet tart smooth Açai berry and strawberry ganache swirled into creamy white chocolate. It’s topped with crunchy almonds, crumbly shortbread and sweet freeze dried strawberry slices. Completely plant based and gluten free, this show stopping sweet treat is a perfect decadent snack or homemade gift to a loved one.

 

What ingredients do I need to make this Acai Berry White Chocolate Bark?

 

Vegan white chocolate: the hero ingredient for this white chocolate bark, we’ll be melting this with a simple tempering technique that doesn’t require a sugar or candy thermometer. Ensure it’s plant based white chocolate, and if you’d like refined sugar free opt for a white chocolate that suits, for example Pure Heavenly.


Açai berry puree: this is Acai [ah-saah-ee] berry puree that’s delivered and kept frozen for optimum freshness.  I use Acai Life that are available in the UK. This is not an affiliate link but they are a client of mine as I developed this recipe originally for them. Packed with health benefits like omegas and antioxidants, this is a superfood berry to pimp up this white chocolate bark to a next level of delicious!


Powdered coconut sugar: to keep this ultra smooth in texture, I use powdered coconut sugar – which is simply coconut sugar that’s blitzed in a high speed blender until a fine powder forms. I make mine in large batches and store in an airtight container. For a faster alternative you can purchase this or use powdered erythritol for another refined sugar free alternative, or use regular icing or powdered sugar – just note that it won’t be refined sugar free.


Freeze dried strawberry powder: I use freeze dried strawberries that I crushed in a pestle and mortar for ease of less separate ingredients but you can also purchase this as powder.


Freeze dried strawberry slices: these are readily available in some supermarkets and online wholefood retailers – I get mine from Amazon via Honeyberry.


Blanched almonds: these are roughly chopped to add texture and crunch to the bark. You can omit this if you’re nut free.


Vegan and gluten free shortbread biscuits: these are crumbled up and sprinkled over the bark. Supermarket own brand ‘free-from’ ranges will often have these. Look for options that are also refined sugar free to keep yours low in refined sugars. Or you can create your own from my Shortbread Biscuit recipe and sprinkle them over the bark!

A complete list of ingredients, quantities and instructions are in the grey recipe card at the bottom of the page

 

Are these free from dairy, egg, gluten, refined sugar, soy, seeds and nuts?

If you omit the blanched almonds, then these are nut free. These are plant based and free from all of the other things as long as your vegan white chocolate and shortbread biscuits that are selected are suitable!

 

Is this super quick and easy to make?

This recipe is super simple and quick to prepare, you’ll need just fifteen minutes of prep time but a patient thirty minutes to wait for it to set. It’s low in energy intensity and utensils/things to wash up!

How to make this Acai Berry White Chocolate Bark?

All you’re going to need is a large mixing bowl on top of a simmering saucepan, another medium-small mixing bowl and a baking tray covered in parchment paper. 

Melt the chocolate

In a ‘Bain Marie’ style double boiler (a lightly simmering saucepan of water with a dry mixing bowl on top) pour in the white chocolate and allow to melt, stirring constantly. Once melted, remove from the heat and pour in the remaining chocolate to allow it to melt – this is my strategy to temper the chocolate without using a sugar thermometer.

Create an Acai berry ganache

Transfer some of the melted chocolate to another mixing bowl with the powdered coconut sugar, powdered freeze dried strawberries and acai berry puree. Mix together with a spoon and set aside.

Assemble the bark

Line a baking tray with parchment paper and pour the remaining chocolate into a slab shape. Dollop spoonfuls of the acai ganache across the slab of chocolate. Use a toothpick to create swirls throughout. Sprinkle across roughly chopped almonds, crushed shortbread biscuits and freeze dried strawberry slices.

Let it set and then slice

Pop the tray into the fridge to solidify for ~30 minutes. Run a long sharp knife under hot water, dry and roughly slice into pieces. Rinse the knife with hot water between slices for the cleanest cuts.

Eat up

Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge in an airtight container for 5 days. Tip: Wrap in parchment and give as a gift!

 

How to store this Acai White Chocolate Bark:

Store in the fridge in an airtight container for 5 days.

Looking for more healthy festive recipes you can give as a gift?

How about these healthy Cranberry and White Chocolate Biscotti or Blackberry Apple Crumble Cups or Tartlets.

Acai White Chocolate bark

Açai White Chocolate Bark

katya kozary
A sweet yet tart smooth Acai berry and strawberry ganache swirled into creamy white chocolate and topped with crunchy almonds, crumbly shortbread and sweet freeze dried strawberry slices. Completely plant based and gluten free, this show-stopping sweet treat is a perfect decadent snack or homemade gift to a loved one.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Rest Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
SEASON Summer, Spring, Winter, Autumn
ENERGY INTENSITY Low
SERVINGS 16

Equipment

Large Mixing Bowl
Large Saucepan
Small Mixing Bowl
Baking Tray
Knife
Chopping Board
Metal Spoon
DIET LABELSSoy Free, Refined Sugar Free, Allium, Onion and Garlic Free, Nightshade Free, Plant Based, Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Seed Free

Ingredients
  

  • 250 grams plant based white chocolate refined sugar free if possible
  • 50 ml açai berry puree thawed from frozen
  • 1 tbsp powdered coconut sugar
  • 10 grams freeze dried strawberry powder or slices, crushed
  • 10 grams freeze dried strawberry slices
  • 20 grams blanched almonds roughly chopped
  • 20 grams vegan and gluten free shortbread biscuits crumbled

Instructions
 

  • In a Bain Marie style double boiler (a lightly simmering saucepan of water with a dry mixing bowl on top) pour in 180g white chocolate and allow to melt, stirring constantly. Once melted remove from the heat and pour in the remaining chocolate to allow it to melt. 
  • Transfer 50g melted chocolate to another mixing bowl with the powdered coconut sugar, powdered freeze dried strawberries and ½ acai life sachet (or 50ml). Mix together with a spoon and set aside. 
  • Line a baking tray with parchment paper and pour the remaining chocolate into a slab shape. Dollop spoonfuls of the acai ganache across the slab of chocolate. Use a toothpick to create swirls throughout. Sprinkle across roughly chopped almonds, crushed shortbread biscuits and freeze dried strawberry slices. 
  • Pop the tray into the fridge to solidify for ~30 minutes. Run a long sharp knife under hot water, dry and roughly slice into pieces. Rinse the knife with hot water between slices for the cleanest cuts.
  • Enjoy immediately or store in the fridge in an airtight container for 5 days. Tip: Wrap in parchment and give as a gift! 
SUBS AND SWABS

Use regular white chocolate if you're not dairy free.

Use a plant based white chocolate that's refined sugar free (options in the recipe blog description).

Omit the blanched almonds to make this nut free.

Use my homemade simple shortbread recipe that's vegan and gluten free - find it on this website.

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