Chocolate Pomegranate Bark is a delicious and easy snack!
First off, Lindsay here. Second, I have officially found my new favorite fruit to photograph. Enter pomegranate. They are a giant pain in the butt to work with, but they are so vibrant and pretty that I can’t help but forgive their stubbornness. There is pomegranate juice splattered all over the apartment, but it was completely worth it.
Who is excited for Thanksgiving?!
Spoiler alert: ME. I live for Thanksgiving side dishes. So much, in fact, that I made stuffing for dinner a week ago. Just stuffing. Nothing else. And I ate it all. I’ve also been guilty of eating nothing but mashed potatoes for a meal. The perks of being an adult.
Last year I decided to take one for the team and go all independent woman and make Thanksgiving dinner all by myself. Minus the turkey. Because my stress levels cannot handle a turkey. They are also really heavy… ANYWAY, I planned. A lOT. Lists on lists on lists. I even had a very specific schedule for thanksgiving day telling me exactly what I needed to be doing every minute of the day. Yea, I’m that type of person. SO STRESSFUL. Good experience? Yes. Will I ever volunteer to do it again? Hell no. Just invite me to eat, please. A week of planning for literally 5 minutes of eating?
Let’s talk dessert.
The inspiration behind this recipe are those chocolate covered pomegranates that come in the little bags. You know what I am talking about. They are so good and I eat them by the handful. Chocolate and pomegranates obviously go really well together so I wanted to put them together in a simple, but beautifully satisfying way. The simplicity of the entire things is what makes it so great. Melt some chocolate, throw on some pomegranate seeds (after you fight with your pomegranate for 20 minutes to release the damn seeds), and let the chocolate set! A quick and delicious snack. A perfect last minute contribution to the potluck you got invited to and probably forgot about.
Also guilty of that.
If you want a little bit more variety in your bark this would also be really good with a sprinkle of almonds, or any other nut. I also finished mine off with a generous sprinkling of sea salt, because I sprinkle sea salt on everythingggg.
We here at The Cupcake Chronicles believe that you could throw anything on a melted slab of chocolate and it would taste good.
Or just eat the melted slab of chocolate. Drink it with a straw. No judgement here. Do what you want.
I bought a bag of the Ghirardelli Chocolate Wafers, and it was the perfect amount of chocolate. I prefer dark chocolate, but if you’re more of a semi-sweet or milk chocolate person, then that would be equally delicious. Just temper the chocolate in a double boiler to keep it shiny and pour it on a parchment lined sheet tray.
If you don’t have a double boiler just put some water in a pot and get a glass bowl that sits on top. Make sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water in the pot. Put the chocolate in the glass bowl, and with the temperature on low just keep stirring the chocolate until it melts. This is the best method to keep the chocolate shiny. You could use the microwave as well, you just have to make sure that you are heating the chocolate in 30 second intervals and mixing between each one so the chocolate doesn’t burn.
ENJOY! And have the best Thanksgiving everrrrrrrr.
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