Try this innovative fusion dessert called Thandai Chocolate Bark this holiday season. Pack them as gift, or keep it all to yourself – it’s that delicious!
Any Bark Lovers here?
Seriously, Bark recipes are one of the easiest desserts to make and they are always a crowd pleaser (especially with the little ones)! Don’t you agree with me? One can do so many creative variations with the recipe that you would never need to repeat the same one again! Extra brownie points for barks because they are no-cook and no-bake recipes. They make great gifts and stays good for weeks when refrigerated. I gifted my friends this Thandai Chocolate Bark this year for Diwali. Let me tell you, it was a hit. If I had kids, I can totally see myself making holiday barks with them during this festive time of the year. It’s so easy that your little helpers can make this by themselves too! These are just some of the reasons why one should love making and eating barks.
Holidays are the favorite time of the year!
It’s the favorite time of the year – Holidays! With so many events lined up – Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year’s, every one is in a festive and party mood. This puts some pressure on home cooks all around the world. It’s a good kind of pressure though for me at least. We need to prepare an array of sweet and savory treats for our guests that is not just easy to make but also very appetizing to taste. I enjoy creating such recipes the most. One such dessert is a Bark recipe. They are perfect for any holiday or occasion! They would also make a perfectly cute and simple birthday party snack! Thandai Chocolate Bark is so easy, and so tasty, you’ll want to make it all year round! I will not judge you at all if you do so because I plan on doing it too!
What is Thandai?
One main ingredient in this recipe is Thandai Masala. You can purchase it at any Indian grocery store or you can make it at home. I normally make it at home. You can get the recipe here. I created this fusion dessert which brings two different worlds together. Thandai is a popular Indian milk based drink. A special Thandai masala is prepared using a variety of nuts and spices. This masala is then mixed in milk and served chilled. This drink is very popular in the north of India and is often consumed during Holi festival. It is an extremely refreshing and delicious drink and I urge you to give it a try once. Since I had some leftover thandai masala, I decided prepare a fusion dessert using it. Making Thandai Chocolate Bark is extremely easy and is a great way to involve children in cooking.
Here is the recipe..
I like that recipes like these are mess free plus it needs less utensils which means you have less to clean. All you need is a microwave safe bowl to begin with. Melt white chocolate chips completely. I keep checking on it every 15 seconds. Add Thandai masala to it and give it a stir. Line a cookie tray with parchment paper and pour this mixture over it. Using a spatula, spread it flat. Do not spread it very thin. Chop almonds, cashews and pistachios using a nuts chopper. Sprinkle them all over the chocolate along with edible dried rose petals. Let it set at room temperature for a couple of hours. You can even let it set in the fridge. Once its hard, break them randomly. Store them in the fridge and then you can either pack them in gift boxes and share it with your loved ones or serve them as holiday treats at the next party you host.
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- 10 oz white chocolate chips
- 3-4 tbsp thandai masala
- 1/4 cup mixed chopped nuts almonds, cashews & pistachios
- 2-3 tbsp edible dried rose petals
- Add white chocolate chips to a microwave safe bowl. Melt them completely. I keep checking on it every 15 seconds.
- Add Thandai masala to it and give it a stir.
- Line a cookie tray with parchment paper and pour this mixture over it.
- Using a spatula, spread it flat.
- Chop almonds, cashews and pistachios using a nuts chopper.
- Sprinkle them all over the chocolate along with edible dried rose petals.
- Let it set at room temperature for a couple of hours. You can even let it set in the fridge.
- Once its hard, break them randomly. Store them in the fridge.
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