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One of a Kind Chocolate Bar with Pistachio Filling

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Sarit Novak – @misspetel
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Filled with crispy kadaif and silky butter, this chocolate bar with pistachio filling offers a unique experience.

EQUIPMENT

INGREDIENTS
 

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INSTRUCTIONS

  • Melt the butter in a pan and add the kadaif and powdered sugar. Cook, stirring constantly, until the kadaif turns golden brown. Remove from heat and let cool. Mix with pistachio paste.
  • Melt the chocolate and pour it into a silicone mold. Use a brush to spread the chocolate on the base and sides, then refrigerate for a few minutes until the chocolate hardens.
  • Fill the cavities with the kadaif mixture and cover with the remaining melted chocolate. Refrigerate until set. Drizzle with chocolate sauce using a piping bag and sprinkle crushed pistachios.

MY NOTES

chocolate bar with pistachio filling recipe
Credit: Sarit Novak – @misspetel

What is kadaif, and where can I find it?

Kadaif is a type of thin, noodle-like pastry often used in Middle Eastern and Mediterranean desserts. Made from shredded phyllo dough, it has a unique texture that becomes crispy when baked. Kadaif can be found in specialty Middle Eastern grocery stores, some larger supermarkets, or online. It is typically sold in the refrigerated or frozen section. If you can’t find it locally, online retailers often carry it, ensuring you can get the authentic ingredient for your recipes.

chocolate bar with pistachio filling recipe
Credit: Sarit Novak – @misspetel

Can I use a different type of chocolate for this recipe?

Yes, you can use a different type of chocolate for this recipe. While dark chocolate is commonly used for its rich flavor, milk chocolate or white chocolate can be excellent alternatives, offering a sweeter and creamier taste. Choose high-quality chocolate to ensure the best results. If you prefer a specific flavor profile, experiment with different types of chocolate until you find your favorite combination. Keep in mind that different chocolates may have varying melting points, so adjust the process accordingly.

chocolate bar with pistachio filling recipe
Credit: Sarit Novak – @misspetel

How long does it take the chocolate to set in?

The chocolate typically takes about 20 to 30 minutes to set in the refrigerator. After pouring the melted chocolate into the mold, use a brush to spread it evenly, then refrigerate. Check after 20 minutes to see if it has hardened. If not, leave it for up to 30 minutes. Ensure

chocolate bar with pistachio filling recipe
Credit: Sarit Novak – @misspetel

What can I substitute the pistachio paste with?

Yes, you can substitute pistachio paste with another nut paste, such as almond, cashew, or hazelnut paste. Each type of paste will impart a different flavor, so choose one that complements your recipe. Almond paste offers a mild, sweet flavor, while cashew paste is creamy and neutral. Hazelnut paste provides a rich, nutty taste. Adjust the amount to your preference, but keep in mind that the texture and flavor of the final dessert may vary based on your choice.

chocolate bar with pistachio filling recipe
Credit: Sarit Novak – @misspetel

How to store the chocolate bar with pistachio filling

To store your chocolate bar with pistachio filling, keep it in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight. Ideally, store the bar at room temperature or in the refrigerator if you prefer a firmer texture. Avoid storing them in the fridge if it’s too humid, as this can cause condensation and affect the texture. For the best quality, consume the chocolate bars within 1-2 weeks. If you need to store them longer, freezing is an option, but wrap them well.

chocolate bar with pistachio filling recipe
Credit: Sarit Novak – @misspetel

How many servings does this recipe make?

This chocolate bar with pistachio filling recipe makes approximately 6 to 8 servings, depending on the size of the chocolate bars you cut or mold. If using a standard silicone mold, you should get about 6 bars. If you cut the bars into smaller pieces or use a different mold size, you might get more servings. Adjust the portion size based on your preference or the occasion. For larger gatherings, consider doubling the recipe to ensure everyone gets a treat!

chocolate bar with pistachio filling recipe
Credit: Sarit Novak – @misspetel
chocolate bar with pistachio filling recipe
Credit: Sarit Novak – @misspetel

make this chocolate bar with pistachio filling dairy free

Yes, you can make this chocolate bar with pistachio filling dairy free by using dairy free alternatives. Substitute the butter with vegan butter or coconut oil, and choose dairy free dark chocolate for the chocolate component. You can also use a plant based milk or cream to make the chocolate sauce, if needed. Ensure that the pistachio paste is dairy free, or make your own at home. With these adjustments, you can enjoy a delicious, dairy free version of this dessert.

chocolate bar with pistachio filling recipe
Credit: Sarit Novak – @misspetel
chocolate bar with pistachio filling recipe
Credit: Sarit Novak – @misspetel

What is the best way to melt chocolate?

The best way to melt chocolate for this recipe is using a double boiler. Place the chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Stir occasionally until the chocolate is fully melted and smooth. Alternatively, you can melt chocolate in the microwave in 20-30 second intervals, stirring between each interval until melted. Avoid overheating, as chocolate can seize up and become unusable if it gets too hot.

chocolate bar with pistachio filling recipe
Credit: Sarit Novak – @misspetel

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