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Pomegranate Chocolate Bark

You need this pomegranate chocolate bark this holiday season. It’s a fun, kid-friendly holiday snack. Pair with some other fun snacks to best enjoy these dark chocolate pomegranate bites!

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I’m always on the lookout for fun holiday snacks, as evidenced by these thanksgiving snacks for kids.

When I came across the idea for pomegranate chocolate bark, I was immediately thinking about what else I could add.

I actually don’t have any pomegranate bark recipes like this yet.

We have some delicious vegan edible cookie dough and 3 ingredient vegan peanut butter cookies, but nothing like this, with melted chocolate.

dark chocolate pomegranate bark on baking sheet

Like yogurt bark, I love to add fun and nutritious toppings.

While most people add pistachios, I decided to go with peanuts and a dash of honey in these dark chocolate pomegranate bites.

Why You’ll Love Pomegranate Chocolate Bark

  • Dark chocolate covered pomegranate – Who doesn’t love dark chocolate covered anything?!
  • Kid friendy – What kids don’t love chocolate? This pomegranate chocolate recipe is sure to be a keeper, especially when planning your Christmas spread.
  • Ready in an hour – While you don’t need the oven for these dark chocolate pomegranate bites, you do need the freezer! Allow one hour for this creation to freeze.
  • High in phytochemicals and antioxidants – Not that we always need to eat based on nutrition, but it’s definitely a nice perk, especially for holiday treats. The dark chocolate and pomegranate arils provide a slew of phytochemicals and antioxidants. Plus, this snack packs a punch of fiber and a small amount of protein, too.
Baking sheet with parchment paper and dark chocolate melted pomegranate bark

Ingredients for Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Bites

Here’s what you’ll need to make this dark chocolate pomegranate bark bites.

  • dark chocolate (or milk chocolate) – you can also use chocolate chips to melt. White chocolate would also be delicious!
  • pomegranate arils – juicy, tart, and sweet.
  • peanuts – Most people choose to use pistachios, but I am a peanut lover, myself. You can sub with any nuts!
  • honey – optional, but I like to drizzle a tsp of honey over the bark before freezing.
  • sea salt – to taste
pomegranate arils, peanuts and dark chocolate on table

Other Topping Ideas

As you can see, so many ideas to personalize this pomegranate dark chocolate bark.

How to Make Pomegranate Peanut Chocolate Bark

It’s so easy to prep this peanut chocolate bark recipe. It will take you less than 10 minutes, and then freeze for 1-2 hours.

  1. Melt chocolate in the microwave in 30-second increments or on the stove. Adding a few teaspoons of coconut oil can help it mix more smoothly.
  2. Once the chocolate is completely melted, add in pomegranate arils in bowl. Mix and pour over a parchment-covered sheet pan or baking sheet.
  3. Top with chopped peanuts and a sprinkle of sea salt.
  4. Freeze for 90 minutes, or overnight.

HOT TIP

Using a pizza cutter to cut the pomegranate chocolate bark after freezing helps a lot!


melted dark chocolate in white bowl
melted dark chocolate in white bowl with pomegranate arils
Baking sheet with parchment paper and dark chocolate melted pomegranate bark

FAQ

How do you melt chocolate for chocolate pomegranate bark?

Melt your dark chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl in 30 second increments, checking and stirring after each increment. You can use chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips. Adding some coconut oil can help the melted chocolate mix more easily.

Can I use other nuts?

Yes! Most chocolate bark recipes use pistachios, and dark chocolate, pomegranates and pistachios are a lovely mixture. You can also use almonds or cashews id you’d like.

How to store chocolate pomegranate bark

You can store homemade chocolate bark at room temperature in an airtight glass container. I recommend using it within 3-5 days. You also store in the freezer for up to 3-6 months in an airtight bag or container.

white plate with pieces of pomegranate chocolate bark

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chocolate pomegranate bark with peanuts
Yield: 12 servings

Pomegranate Chocolate Bark

Prep Time: 6 minutes
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 6 minutes

You need this pomegranate chocolate bark this holiday season. It's a fun, kid-friendly holiday snack. Pair with some other fun snacks to best enjoy these dark chocolate pomegranate bites!

Ingredients

  • 8 oz dark chocolate, melted (I used two dark chocolate bars)
  • 2 tsp coconut oil or butter, for melting
  • 1 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • sea salt, to taste

Instructions

  1. Break your chocolate bar(s) into pieces and add to microwavable safe bowl. Microwave in 30-40 second increments, until chocolate is melted. Sometimes, adding it a bit of coconut oil can help the chocolate mix more easily.
  2. To the bowl of melted chocolate, add pomegranate arils.
  3. Spread the chocolate pomegranate mixture out on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Scatter peanuts around on the mixture.
  4. If desired, sprinkle a tablespoon of honey on top of the bark mixture. Sprinkle sea salt as well
  5. Place in the freezer for 2 hours, or overnight.
  6. Upon removing, break bark with a pizza cutter or sharp knife and enjoy.

Notes

* Chocolate chips can be substituted for dark chocolate bars.

* I find that using a pizza cutter to break the chocolate after freezing helps!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171Total Fat: 11gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 86mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g

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