Pomegranate Pistachio Ginger Bark

This pomegranate pistachio ginger bark is candy for grown-ups!

Pomegranate Pistachio Ginger Bark | Nutmeg Nanny

Its late. If all goes to plan this post will go live in less than 3 hours. I think this goes to show you all that I’m not a planner. As much as I want to work ahead, as much I should work ahead, I don’t. I like to tell myself I do my best work right before deadline but really I’m just the worst procrastinator in the history of ever. Oh let me tell you! I can procrastinate my entire day away. Sure, I might make a few dishes and take a few shots {pictures not booze} but I will not actually sit down to write those articles until the day they are due. Sigh. 

Then there are the things I do plan in life. Like making sure I’m in front of the TV at 8pm on Monday nights. You see, it’s my duty I really like to live tweet the Bachelor. Yes. You now all know my shame. I say this because I’m pretty sure most of you don’t follow me on Twitter. It’s bad people. Huffington Post has now started tweeting about the fact that I live tweet the Bachelor. It’s getting serious. Someone give a list of life goals so I can start working on those. Stat. Stat means now! {name it!}

Ok, let me ramble about what you really came to see. This bark. I bought some pomegranate seeds {yeah I’m lazy} the other day at the store with an idea of making some sort of infused vodka. Then I forgot about my idea and realized they were going to expire if I didn’t use them immediately. So I decided to throw together a quick bark because what goes better than pomegranate and dark chocolate? If you think it sounds weird I’m telling you it’s amazing. I would never steer you wrong! Plus I threw in a little added pistachios and ginger. Why? Well mostly because it’s delicious, but really because I had some sitting on my counter and it looked good so I threw it in.

See? Really not a planner.

Pomegranate Pistachio Ginger Bark | Nutmeg Nanny

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Pomegranate Pistachio Ginger Bark

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes plus time for chilling

Ingredients:

12 ounces dark chocolate
1/2 cup fresh pomegranate seeds, rinsed and dry as possible
1/2 cup chopped pistachios
2 tablespoons chopped crystalized ginger

Slightly adapted from Fine Cooking

Directions:

Prepare a large baking sheet with a silpat liner, set aside.

Melt chocolate in the microwave on medium heat for about 2 minutes. Stopping every 15 seconds to give the chocolate a stir. Once the chocolate is smooth and melted remove from the microwave. (You can also do this step in a double boiler)

Stir in 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds, 1/4 cup pistachios and all the crystalized ginger. Stir gently and try not to pop any of the pomegranate seeds.

Pour chocolate onto the prepare pan and smooth until 1/4 inch thick. The mixture will be chunky but try to be gentle so you do not pop the pomegranate seeds.

Once the chocolate is spread out sprinkle the top with remaining pomegranate seeds and pistachios. Gently press on the topping so it sticks into the chocolate.

Let the bark harden in a cool kitchen or refrigerator. Once hardened, break into bite size pieces and enjoy.

19 Responses to “Pomegranate Pistachio Ginger Bark”

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    Medeja — February 5, 2014 at 5:19 am

    This chocolate bark looks beautiful! I like the combination of chocolate, ginger and pomegranate.

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    Lea @GourmetMommy — February 5, 2014 at 5:27 am

    um, drool much? It sounds very healthy with the pomegranate and ginger. More medicinal than anything else. So it would really be a health risk NOT to eat the whole batch right?

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    Katrina @ WVS — February 5, 2014 at 10:25 am

    There’s so much fun stuff in this bark – I love it!

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    Happy Valley Chow — February 5, 2014 at 4:02 pm

    I have been seeing a ton of fantastic bark recipes lately and this is just another great one. Thanks for sharing 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

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    Julie — February 5, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    I can’t get over how gorgeous this bark is!

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    grace — February 5, 2014 at 5:16 pm

    this simply must be the most lovely batch of bark i’ve ever seen!

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    Joanne — February 5, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    Given that I can’t be trusted around chocolate-covered pomegranates, I feel like having this around would be a problem. But a good problem!

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    Laura @ Laur'as Culinary Adventures — February 6, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Beautiful! How funny that you live tweet the bachelor1

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — February 8, 2014 at 12:23 am

    This is some pretty fancy bark!

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    What Jessica Baked Next... — February 9, 2014 at 4:25 am

    Looks and sounds delicious! Love making homemade chocolate bark!

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    ATasteOfMadness — February 10, 2014 at 2:00 am

    I have never tried a bark recipe before, but I would love to try this. What a combination!!

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    Diane Schmidt — February 12, 2014 at 8:37 pm

    oh these flavors are screaming at me….and it’s all GOOD!

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — February 13, 2014 at 5:55 am

    You’re right that does sound amazing and the perfect after dinner treat!

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    Aqiyl Aniys — March 31, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Yummy! I could go for some of this bark right now. Great tasty ingredients you have here.

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    Cindy — October 16, 2014 at 9:45 pm

    Thanks so much for this amazing bark. I did just make it but my chocolate seized after I added the pomegranate seeds. I continued to spread it out anyway and stuck it in the fridge to harden. I can’t wait to taste it. I think it’ll taste yummy. It just doesn’t look as good.

    • nutmegnanny replied: — October 17th, 2014 @ 9:14 pm

      Hi Cindy! How did the bark turn out? I know sometimes if the pomegranate seeds have a lot of moisture on them they can make the chocolate seize up. Honestly though, it still tastes delicious 🙂

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