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


Pomegranate Pistachio Ginger Bark

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes plus time for chilling


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


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.

10 Responses to “Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Cornish Hens”

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    Joanne — February 10, 2014 at 7:55 am

    The skiing and shooting event was absolutely the most ridiculous thing I have ever seen. No, just NO.

    Pomegranate molasses….YES just YES! These look awesome.

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    Jenny Flake — February 10, 2014 at 8:31 am

    Wow, fabulous looking cornish hens!! That glaze!!!

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    Meagan @ A Zesty Bite — February 10, 2014 at 9:15 am

    These cornish hens look great! I’m not a huge fan of winter olympics.

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    Emily {Jelly Toast} — February 10, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Crispy skin is the best! Also, not feeling the Olympics this year, either, so I’m totally with you!

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    Claire Gallam — February 10, 2014 at 11:10 am


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    Norma Dimsey — February 10, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    These look fantastic!

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    Sue/the view from great island — February 10, 2014 at 4:38 pm

    These are incredibly luxurious and a perfect romantic dinner for 2!

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    Blond Duck — February 13, 2014 at 12:01 am

    That sounds great!

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    Ali — March 4, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    I plan on possibly making this tomorrow, can you clarify how much red wine vinegar to use? Also, I have pure maple syrup, can I use that instead of molasses? I have no room for extra ingredients that I will not use and I’d love to use the syrup up. Thanks!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — March 4th, 2014 @ 10:30 pm

      Hi Ali! I fixed my mistype so the recipe correct now, thank you! I think you could use maple syrup instead of molasses but the flavor will be different since molasses has a strong distinct flavor. However, I do think maple syrup would be delicious! Let me know if you try it out. I would love to know how it tastes 🙂 Also I would suggest cutting down the vinegar just a little since the maple syrup will not have as strong of a flavor.

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