pomegranate bark

December 23, 2012

in Candy

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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41 Comments

1 Alyssa (Everyday Maven) December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas Laura! I hope you have a wonderful celebration with your family :)

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2 Carol | a cup of mascarpone December 23, 2012

What a beautiful bark!!! Buon Natale, Laura!!! xox

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3 Jean (Lemons & Anchovies) December 23, 2012

This is truly worthy of the holiday table–so pretty!

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Laura!

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4 Rowena @ Apron and Sneakers December 23, 2012

That’s a wonderful combination of flavors and colors to try! Merry Christmas to you and your family Laura!

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5 Magic of Spice December 23, 2012

What a lovely idea and so festive for this time of year…beautiful!
Happy Holidays :)

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6 Faith December 23, 2012

This is lovely and such a fun change from normal bark I make around the holidays – it looks so pretty too! Merry Christmas, Laura! xo

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7 Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious December 23, 2012

Best edible gift ever! Will definitely have to make this for friends and family, and myself of course! Have a great Christmas, Laura! :)

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8 Valerie December 23, 2012

This looks delicious! And perhaps even a little bit on the healthier side of the dessert spectrum. :D
Merry Christmas, Laura!! xo

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9 Mercedes December 23, 2012

How beautiful and festive Laura! Merry Christmas!

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10 Susan December 23, 2012

Buon Natale, Laura!

This looks so Italian to me! And with a bottle of Port – over the top!

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11 Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet December 23, 2012

Oh how genius! Another reason to enjoy chocolate and pomegranate! I love it!
Have a wonderful Christmas, Laura!
xoxo

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12 Liz December 23, 2012

Wow, definitely elegant and sophisticated! Beautiful, too. Merry Christmas, my friend! xo

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13 The Café Sucré Farine December 23, 2012

Laura, this is the prettiest bark ever! Never mind edible gifts, I think it’s edible art! wishing you a blessed holiday from The Café.
Kind Regards,
Chris

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14 Patty December 23, 2012

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:-)

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15 Kate@Diethood December 23, 2012

Oh gosh, how pretty!! Beautiful gift!

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16 Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom December 24, 2012

oh my goodness! I LOVE this!!! so pretty, yummy and festive!!!

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17 Kim - Liv Life December 24, 2012

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!!

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18 Karen (Back Road Journal) December 24, 2012

Buon Natale, Laura. What a lovely gift this would make…and I like your suggestion of the port.

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19 Averie @ Averie Cooks December 24, 2012

This bark is PERFECT! The texture, the color, the fact that there’s pom arils all over it – I am so on board!

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20 suzanne Perazzini December 24, 2012

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.

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21 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella December 25, 2012

What a great idea Laura! I had no idea that you could use fresh pomegranate seeds but they’d impart such a great pop to the chocolate. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas!! :D

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22 Jen @ Savory Simple December 25, 2012

I love edible gifts! Merry Christmas!

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23 claire @ the realistic nutritionist December 26, 2012

Oh my gosh this looks SO GOOD!

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24 Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} December 26, 2012

What a perfectly delightful holiday candy! So wonderful!!!!

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25 Deb December 26, 2012

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!

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26 Marta @ What should I eat for breakfast today December 26, 2012

It sounds and looks interesting. I like pomegranate, but did not thing about connecting it with a chocolate. I must say that anything with chocolate will go if we’re talking about me, but your idea makes me excited!

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27 Alejandra December 26, 2012

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!

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28 JJ - 84thand3rd December 26, 2012

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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29 Jenn and Seth December 26, 2012

this is lovely! chocolate and pomegranate go so well together and it looks so gorgeous!

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30 Nami | Just One Cookbook December 26, 2012

This bark has by far the most sophisticated look! I really love the shining pomegranate on the chocolate! Hope you had a nice Christmas Laura!

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31 elena-sweetlife December 27, 2012

What a lovely bark and I love chocolate and pomegranate!
Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

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32 Suzanne December 27, 2012

Wow, this is gorgeous looking bark! I would be loving every bite of this, perfect combination of flavors.

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33 Elizabeth December 28, 2012

This is such a great idea! My brother loves pomegranates so much, so he would love this bark!!

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34 Amy (Savory Moments) December 28, 2012

What a lovely bark! The pomegranates look so pretty on top of the chocolate. I’d like to receive some of this as a gift!

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35 Lizzy (Good Things) December 28, 2012

Oh Laura, how delicious! Don’t you just love pomegranate?!

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36 Lora @cakeduchess December 28, 2012

un po in ritardo…ma Buon Natale, Laura. Love this bark idea. So pretty and healthy too!

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37 Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen December 28, 2012

Pomegranate and chocolate makes a wonderful pair!

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38 Aggie December 30, 2012

This is beautiful!! A nice change from barks I’ve seen, love it.

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39 Anna @ Hidden Ponies December 31, 2012

This is Brilliant with a capital B. Pinned and added pomegranate to the grocery list.

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40 Terra January 2, 2013

This non-chocolate lover is loving this gorgeous recipe…..but I do adore pomegranate!!! Hugs, Terra

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41 Rochelle Hutchinson August 26, 2013

I’ve never had pomegranate and chocolate together before, will have to try this. Imagine how even more striking this would be with white chocolate

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