I love cookies, candy, cakes, cupcakes, you name any sweet- I love it. However, the calories, the fat, the sugar, everything starts to add up. Plus, I love ending meals with a little morsel of something sweet. That is why I love having a healthy dessert option on hand. How many times can I say “I love” in one paragraph???
This particular dark chocolate bark is made with pomegranates and crushed pistachios. Not only does this make for a great healthy dessert, bark is also a super easy holiday gift idea! (Lil’ side-note for you all)
You can switch up the toppings to whatever you prefer. If you wish to put other dried fruits on there, such as apricots, or another nut on there, such as almonds- feel free! One blogger I follow made bark with candied ginger- talk about yum! Check it out here.
This bark is truly yours for the making. The whole bark making process is a very easy one. You simply melt the chocolate, pour it onto a cookie sheet (covered in parchment paper), top with your toppings, let freeze, and crack into pieces. The longest step for this particular bark was probably unshelling the pistachios- it was so tempting not to eat the whole bag!! How are pistachios so dang addictive to chomp on?! I only had a very small handful *proud of myself*
The pomegranates add a nice little juicy crunch for this bark. I did find, though, that as I was breaking the bark into pieces, the pomegranate did not stay on as easily as I had hoped. The pistachios? Stuck like glue… The pomegranates? Well, some came off. Not all, but some.
Below you’ll find the printable recipe for this delicious, healthy dark chocolate bark! But remember, just because there is pistachios, pomegranate and dark chocolate doesn’t mean you can eat the whole thing and it’ll still be healthy (only in a perfect world would that be possible- a girl can dream though)