pomegranate bark

Let’s talk edible gifts. While I love peppermint bark, it’s easy to become inundated. For something more sophisticated, try this pomegranate bark – the base layer is a mix of bittersweet and semisweet chocolate; the top layer is pure semisweet chocolate. Sweet-tart pomegranate arils add a refreshing bite that pairs well with rich and velvety chocolate. Gift a box of pomegranate bark along with a bottle of port for the ultimate dessert. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas (Buon Natale)!

Pomegranate Bark | Tutti Dolci

Pomegranate Bark
1/2 pound bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 pound semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 pound semisweet chocolate, chopped
1 cup pomegranate arils, rinsed, drained, and patted dry

Line an 11 x 17-inch jelly roll pan with parchment paper. Place bittersweet chocolate and 1/2 pound semisweet chocolate in a double boiler or in a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Slowly melt the chocolate, stirring occasionally until glossy and smooth. Pour melted chocolate into prepared pan and spread with an offset spatula into an even layer. Chill in the refrigerator until set, about 25 minutes. Remove pan from refrigerator and leave at room temperature while melting remaining semisweet chocolate.

Place 1 pound semisweet chocolate in a double boiler or in a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water. Slowly melt the chocolate, stirring occasionally until glossy and smooth. Remove from heat; let stand 2 minutes. Pour melted semisweet chocolate over dark chocolate layer; carefully spread with an offset spatula into an even layer. Sprinkle with pomegranate arils. Chill in the refrigerator until completely set, about 1 hour.

Carefully lift parchment paper and place bark on a cutting board; trim away any ragged edges, then use a sharp knife to cut into squares (or use your hands to carefully break bark into pieces). Store up to 5 days in the refrigerator.

Yield – 32 squares (serving size: 1 square)
Calories – 148
Carbs – 16

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Comments

  1. says

    Beautiful gift for the special people in your life! I like your suggestion to pair your chocolate bark with a glass of port…just lovely;-)
    Merry Christmas Laura:-)

  2. says

    Beyond addictive! And a much welcome change from the ever popular peppermint version (though I adore that one too!). Love how the pom seeds literally pop in our mouth. A new favorite!!

  3. says

    Pomegranate is such a great fruit for Christmas. I squeezed some out on top of the spinach and eggplant salad I made for our Christmas lunch and it immediately made it special. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  4. says

    Some of my holiday giving stretches into the new year, as it’s difficult to connect with everyone right at Christmas. It helps to keep the holiday frenzy at a more reasonable pace and the joy of the season lasts a bit longer as well. And I keep making treats to share! The Pomegranate Bark is splendid! Easy to prepare with a nod to the season, a sultry holiday treat!

  5. says

    I absolutely love this idea! I’m a fan of blueberries with chocolate and I imagine this would have a similar tart + sweet kind of effect. Simply gorgeous! Merry Christmas!

  6. says

    Gorgeous! What a great alternative to peppermint and no less festive :) I used pomegranate seeds to decorate gingerbread cutouts last year, they are so pretty! Hope you had a very Merry Christmas

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