This dark chocolate pomegranate bark is the perfect indulgent sweet treat! It’s easy to make and only has 3 ingredients! This festive bark would also make a beautiful edible Christmas gift!
I really love making this bark around Christmas. There are so many things you can do with it! It’s a nice little snack, but it also looks great on a holiday platter, too!
It has an amazing combination of flavors: dark chocolate + pomegranate! Dark chocolate goes so well with pomegranate! If you haven’t tried it before, you really should! It’s amazing!
What does this chocolate pomegranate bark taste like?
This bark has a crunchy texture, but the best part is when you bite into the pomegranate seeds! The contrast between the crunchy chocolate and the juicy pomegranate seeds is incredible! It just melts in your mouth! The pistachios give a nice salty undertone!
This Pomegranate Bark is
SO simple to make.
made with only 3 ingredients.
a no-bake dessert.
ready in less than an hour.
colorful and festive with ruby red pomegranate seeds and green pistachios.
low in sugar!
an ideal homemade gift!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You can use your favorite kind of chocolate, milk, dark, or white! The only thing I would avoid is using chocolate chips because they’re not really ideal for melting. Use high quality chocolate bars, like bittersweet chocolate. For this recipe, I use couverture chocolate.
The options are endless! You can get really creative! Add dried fruit, nuts, or even candies.
I always store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week because of the fresh pomegranate seeds that are in it. Other mix-ins that are dried and don’t contain fresh fruit can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature.
YES!!! After I break the bark up into pieces, I always wrap each piece in plastic wrap. Then I put all the pieces in a larger freezer bag or container and freeze.
ADD-INS & VARIATIONS
Dried fruit will not only add sweetness, of course, but it will also add a nice, chewy texture. You could try raisins, chopped mango, or figs.
Nuts and seeds always go great with chocolate. I personally love pistachios, walnuts, almonds and sesame seeds. Caramelized nuts would be great, too! Nuts and seeds also add a nice crunch.
Other add-ins you could try are sea salt, crushed candy canes or pretzels, mini marshmallows, or shredded coconut.
White chocolate can be used to make gorgeous designs. Add some melted white chocolate on top and swirl it around with a knife or a toothpick to create beautiful patterns.
This bark can also be frozen for a couple of months. You don’t even need to thaw it! It’s absolutely DELICIOUS frozen! Just pop a piece out of the freezer whenever you get a craving! It’s definitely a healthier way to get your chocolate fix!
HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE POMEGRANATE BARK
First you melt the chocolate.
Then you spread it on a sheet of parchment paper. I like my bark thin (about ¼ inch), but you could make it thicker by not filling the entire sheet of parchment paper.
Then just add the pomegranate seeds and the pistachios.
I press them into the warm chocolate so that they don’t fall off when the chocolate sets.
After that you chill it for half an hour and then break it into pieces.
TIPS FOR SUCCESS
- Have all your add-ins and toppings ready before starting because the chocolate hardens fast.
- Drain the pomegranate seeds on a paper towel and then blot them dry with another paper towel as much as possible. Doing this before adding it to the chocolate will prevent the chocolate from seizing (becoming clumpy, like thick paste).
- If you’re using any dried or candied fruit, use your fingers to break any clumps before adding it to the chocolate.
- Press your toppings firmly into the warm, melted chocolate. This will prevent them from falling off.
- Chilling the bark before cutting it helps to set chocolate. That way it’ll be easier to cut into pieces.
- I suggest breaking or cutting the bark immediately after it’s been chilled. You can use a knife or just snap it using your hands. It’ll be easier to do so once it comes out of the fridge.
You can really get creative when gifting this dark chocolate bark! Here are a few ideas:
I like putting this bark in cellophane bags and then tying them up with a cute ribbon. You could also put them in small gift bags.
Boxes are really festive, especially the vintage tin ones! All you need is some parchment paper to line inside the box before adding the bark. Paper boxes are also cute as they come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
You could fill some holiday mugs with the bark, and then wrap it with cellophane! Coffee lovers would appreciate it, too, as this chocolate pomegranate bark is AMAZING with coffee!
Small wooden or antique plates would be a nice, classy way to give someone this chocolate bark. Just wrap some cellophane around it and add a cute ribbon!
Let me know how this Chocolate Pomegranate Bark turns out for you in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you!
Chocolate Pomegranate Bark
- 8.8 oz / 250 g bittersweet chocolate (I use couverture), chopped
- 1 cup fresh pomegranate seeds, (from 1 large pomegranate)
- ¾ cup (2.6 oz / 75 g) pistachio nuts
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Melt the chocolate either in a heat-proof bowl over a pot of just simmering water, or in the microwave in 10 second increments.
- Pour the melted chocolate on the parchment sheet and smooth it out into an even layer, about ¼ inch thick (or thicker, if you like).
- Add the pomegranate seeds and the pistachio nuts and press them firmly into the warm chocolate.
- Put it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to set.
- Break the bark into pieces with your hands or cut it with a knife.
- Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.