Marble Pistachio Bark

Two kinds of chocolate swirled together to make a marble bark with pistachios in it. Absolutely delicious and easy to make.

Marble Bark | Cravings of a Lunatic | Super simple and quick to make. Absolutely delicious!

Hey folks. I am in a huge rush so I am going to make this super quick. I am spending the rest of the day with mini-me. We’re going to see a movie, either Harry Potter or The Help, not sure which one yet. Probably the one we are on time for. That happens a ton, we plan to see one movie, run late then see something else. Hey I can rock it in the kitchen but being on time is not my strong suit. Ask my kids who have spent a great deal of time waiting for me. Or my gf’s who know I am going to be 10 or 15 minutes late to lunch so they just order for me now. I don’t do it to be mean or think I am more important (even though I clearly am), I just always have one more thing I need to do. Or hubs waits to talk to me about something important until just before I try to leave. That happens tons. The kids do it too. The other day I was meeting a gf I hadn’t seen most of the summer and mini-me drops the bomb that she wants to join the army as I go to leave. Yah, I was SO not on time that day. You could hear the “WHAT” across Canada. Not that I am opposed to it. It just means I may have to join with her as I can’t stand the thought of her not being close to me. She either wants to work with horse as a physio therapist (she is at 17 already a certified equine massage therapist, and yes horse get massages, and no they don’t lay on tables for it, although that image is now clearly stuck in my brain, and I am now picturing our horse Ginger laying on a table with a towel over her while mini-me massages her) OR a police officer, but not just any police officer, she wants to specialize and be part of a tactical unit, you know the ones who are danger every second of every day. Okay so that was a run on sentence from hell and clearly I am going to be late if I don’t wrap this up.

So to summarize for you:

I made marble bark.

I am more important than everyone else.

Mini-me massages horses and someone with more talent than me needs to draw me a comic of that image.

Mini-me has a danger fetish.

I am going to be late to an undetermined movie.

Yup that seems about right. Moving on.

So I made bark last night. I will tell you quickly this stuff reminds me of my father. I had a complicated relationship with my dad. So memories can be bittersweet sometimes. I always bought him Laura Secord’s bark for Christmas. Not the marble, he liked the milk chocolate one. So I thought quite a bit about dad while making it. If you are not a regular reader then you don’t know he passed away 4 years ago from cancer. I took care of him for 8 months while he was sick. I lived about 2 blocks away so it was convenient to run back and forth so I could keep up with the kids and dad. For the last 3 months my wonderful aunt came down to help me. I will write more about this experience one day. There is a post about his last days if you look back to my father’s day post. Anyhow this should not be a bummer post. This is a lovely memory of my dad and how over the moon he was to get it each year. It made him happy which made me happy. That’s what sweets do. They sure can evoke such vivid memories. I think all of us have a memory connected to a fave sweet that reminds us of our folks. Sense of smell has a powerful ability to pull long forgotten memories. They have done studies on this stuff. It’s remarkable how food has such a huge impact on our lives and our memories.

So bet you didn’t see that coming? Kim being serious for a minute. Yah, it happens sometimes. Not often but every now and then.

Okay I gotta go. Mini-me is giving me the look. You know the one. Dang hairy eyeball I call it.

Marble Pistachio Bark:

Inspired by Kraft Foods What’s Cooking Magazine


6 squares of Baker’s Semi Sweet chocolate
6  squares of Baker’s White Chocolate
1/2 cup pistachio, broken up


Melt each chocolate separate.

Method 1- Melt in microwave by setting to medium for about 2 to 2 and 1/2 minutes. Glass bowls work well.

Method 2- Melt over double boiler separately on stove.

I used method 2 but I don’t have double boilers so I just used 2 pots and 2 glass bowls. Takes maybe about 5 minutes.

Meanwhile shell your pistachios and break them up a bit. Not too much though. I put mine in a plastic baggie and whacked it with a rolling pin. SO much fun.

Add half to each chocolate. Mix.

Now pour the chocolate in a parchment lined pan or sheet. Do each separate from one another.

Then pull a knife through and create swirls to marble it.

Stick in fridge for a couple hours.

Serve with melty, chocolatey hands and a big smile.

Marble Bark | Cravings of a Lunatic | Super simple and quick to make. Absolutely delicious!

I was just informed the movie starts in 45 minutes. It’s 20 minutes away, so I suppose I should shower. Lol!

I shall visit you all tonight. I have lots of return comments to do. Way behind. I am not neglecting you guys, it’s summer so trying to make the most of it. But have set aside a couple hours tonight to blog stalk.

Toodles and smoochies. xx

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  1. Anne@frommysweetheart says

    Kim! There must be something in the air cuz I made bark today too! (Mine doesn't look nearly as good as yours, so I think I'll save it and post it when everyone has forgotten how beautiful yours looks!!!)
    And of course…LOVE LOVE LOVE pistachios! : )

  2. Parsley Sage says

    Mini-me sounds like a pretty cool little kidlet! But then, perhaps that's hereditary :) Awesome bark, totally snackable! Perfect for sneaking into a movie…

  3. Dee at Deelicious Sweets says

    Thanks for the image of the horse on the table with a towel or the private parts! That will take a while to undo 😉

    Great recipe! I love the added pistachio's!

  4. Peas says

    I can't eat chocolate so I really shouldn't comment, I've not eaten it for years and I'm usually fine with it, but these pictures really make me want some… Especially with pistachios. Yum.

  5. mjskit says

    WOW – this not only looks and sounds DELICIOUS, it's a sweet I can make because it's no bake and EASY! Thanks for the recipe and the process description. This should fix the chocolate craving I'm having this week.

  6. kitchenarian says

    I love pistachios! This looks amazing. I hope the movie was good. I would have snuck a few of these in my purse to nibble on during the movie but don't tell anybody!! :)

  7. Tamar1973 says

    I sent this out on my twitter feed. I love pistachios and I also love finding good, no-bake desserts for expats in Korea who live in oven-less, shoe box size apartments.

  8. Kim Bee says

    @Janice- Thanks so much.

    @Rita- Thanks. I hope they like it. Mini-me was mad cuz it has white chocolate. Bray did not care. Lol!

    @Kelly- Thanks doll. I was just drooling over at your blog.

    @Anne- I lol'd when I read your comment. I even called mini-me in to read it to her. She says if yours is plain chocolate you should post it and adopt her. She was none too happy I ruined ours by adding white chocolate and pistachios. Lol! 17 and still hasn't opened her palate yet.

    Happy When Not Hungry- Thanks.

    Parsley Sage- She is an older kidlet, 17 and full of beans. We spend a ton of time together cuz of the horse so we get along well for mom and daughter. She is pretty cool, just wish she'd try new foods. Movie was the bomb. I could not sneak it though cuz my gf owns the theatre (so I feel weird sneaking stuff in that one)and it's 100 degrees here and would melt in the car on the drive. rofl

    @Dee- I threw that in just to mess with your head. Lol.

    @Peas- Lol, I do this with wheat recipes. So I can relate. I stare at them longingly but my tummy forbids it. I broke the rules recently and was punished painfully after. Lesson learned.

    mjskit- It is so easy. I cannot stop eating this one. Usually I am good, I eat one of something and am satisfied. Not this time.

    @kitchenarian- I should have but my friends own the theatre so I feel weird about sneaking in food. We saw Harry Potter, was very good. Gonna see the help this weekend.

  9. The Harried Cook says

    The pictures are really beautiful, Kim! And the bark sounds really, really yummy :) Great post!

    PS – I have tagged you & left you some awards in my latest post. You can accept them, if you like :)

  10. Kim Bee says

    @Ann-Thank you so much. I had fun with this one. And eating it. Lol.

    @The Harried Cook- I am so touched you tagged me. Accept and will post about it for sure. Thank you so much.

  11. Dzoli says

    Never made abrk am going to try it.Love it how you often make things in a hurry but they turn out fanatstic,Hope that was a movie too taht you watched;)

  12. Tori @ The Shiksa in the Kitchen says

    This looks AWESOME! And so easy. I love pistachios. I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. I lost my grandma to cancer a couple of years ago. I have some great food memories of her too… she used to make this bunny cake for Easter, it was the cutest thing ever. This bark looks yummy, I might try it this weekend! Love the pretty ribbon, too. :)

  13. Viviane Bauquet Farre says

    Kim Bee, this looks so good (and so easy to make!). Pistachios and chocolate – what an immortal combination!

  14. Andrea @From the Bookshelf says

    You are truly hilarious! And now I am imagining our horses lying on massage tables! LOL
    The bark looks fantastic!

  15. Sandra says

    Oh wow Kim, those bars are just perfect..I love your combination and the way you made them..they really sound and look incredibly tasty! I hope you had fun!

  16. Lizzy says

    This wouldn't last long at my house! I had to giggle at your blog post…I'm going to have to stop by more often~

  17. Lacy says

    haha this is a great post! i love it, especially the part about mimi-me's dang hairy eyeball. plus the bark looks amazing and is making me super hungry for some chocolate & pistachios!

  18. Erin says

    Hope you enjoyed your movie! This bark looks so pretty! Great colors, and sounds wonderful with the pistachios!

  19. Molly @ Toffee Bits and Chocolate Chips says

    oh fun! What a great easy recipe! I do have to say that I thought I was going to join the army when I was 17. Those army commercials sure are convincing. Well that totally didn't happen. So don't fret- maybe it's a phase? haha

  20. Kim Bee says

    @Dzoli- Lol, I hope you do try it. So easy and good. I do have a habit of rushing and things work out. What is odd is that when I try to plan ahead or over think it then it does not turn out. Same with writing for the blog. I think I do better under pressure.

    @Pretend Chef- Will cure your craving quickly. So easy and fast to make.

    @Tori- Thanks so much. I make a bunny cake for my kids that I hope they remember one day. He has a bow tie and everything. So fun.Thanks for the kind words and for featuring this on your picks. I was stunned and thrilled. I am so sorry about your Grandma. Cancer is just a vicious disease. Thank goodness for loving memories. I want to see pics of you make this my dear. I bet you could do it some serious justice.

    @Viviane- Thanks so much.

    @Andrea- Lol, I think that image is burned into everyone's brain now. I went to the barn yesterday and took one look at our horse and died laughing.

    @Lindsey- Thanks! xx

    @Sandra- Had a great day. Thanks so much. I really liked doing this one.

    @Lizzy- Thanks. I aim to please…and giggle. Stop by again. Nice having you.

    @Lacy- Honestly mini-me is hilarious and she has no idea how much she inspires giggles. She refuses to pose for pics for the blog so I write about her for revenge. Roflmao!

    @Carolyn- Thanks. Ended up seeing Harry Potter but going to splurge and see The Help tomorrow. Lol!

    @Christine- Thanks my dear.

    @Erin- Had a blast. Thanks so much. This stuff is wicked when you are trying to behave yourself. I can't stop eating it.

    @Claudia- Thanks so much. I am embracing my inner photographer. Lol!

    @Kankana- Thanks, the swirl is key. Makes it taste better.

    @Molly- Thanks so much. I am thinking it's not a phase. She wants to be a tactical police officer so apparently danger is her middle name. I don't recall that on her birth certificate though. Lol!

    @The Procrastobaker- I adore you name! SO catchy. Thanks for stopping by.

    @Eliotseats- Good plan. Would make great gifts.

    @Kate- Thanks so much! I was floored. Did not expect it.

  21. Ann says

    Way, way, WAY behind on my blog posting! I came here to tell you congrats on making Top 9 and then I saw that you have several other posts AND you were selected for Tori's weekly picks?! OMG! You are a rock star! Congratulations…it's been a GREAT week!



  23. Kim Bee says

    Hi Danielle. I did them side by side before marbling. Some people do it on top but I find it doesn't work as well for me personally. So I just drop about 4 bunches of each chocolate randomly around then slide the knife around. Hope that helps.

  24. Kim Bee says

    @Guilietta- Thanks. You should rush right into your kitchen and make these girl!

    @Shannon- Hope you did make it. So good.

  25. Carolyn says

    Oh yum, Kim, this looks delicious. I am just ack from vacation and glad to see such a yummy treat from you in my stumbles!


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