My youngest daughter and I LOVE pomegranate seeds and we both love chocolate, so it would only seem fitting that we would love the two together, right? Oh, my, is that an understatement! This candy has taken over the top spot on my holiday candy making list this year--and I know that I will be adding it to our annual gift baskets. I cannot begin to explain the joy on my daughter's face when the sweet milk chocolate met the burst of tart fruit juice and nutty texture of the seeds. This bark is our best yet--and super simple to make.
Ingredients for White Chocolate Drizzled Pomegranate Bark
12 oz. Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels (or Dark Chocolate Morsels)
1 1/2 tsp. Coconut Oil
1 c. Pomegranate seeds, patted dry
1/2 c. White Chocolate Chips plus 1/2 tsp. Coconut Oil
Instructions for White Chocolate Drizzled Pomegranate Bark Prepare the pan. Line a jelly roll pan or rimmed cookie sheet with waxed paper and set aside.
Seed the pomegranate. Seeding a pomegranate is really much easier than it seems--if you are gentle. Simply cut off both ends slightly--if you cut back too far, you will cut through some of the seeds. Score through the skin lightly at the membranes and gently pull apart. Then, carefully pull the seeds from the membranes. I like to seed the pomegranate in a bowl of water as it helps the membranes loosen from the juice filled seeds.
Pat the seeds dry. It is very important that the seeds be dry or the chocolate bark will not set up firmly. I just pat the seeds dry on paper towels.
Melt the dark or milk chocolate. In the microwave or over a double boiler, melt the chocolate and coconut oil until smooth.
Pour the melted chocolate into the prepared baking sheet. Smooth the chocolate evenly in the pan.
Add the pomegranate seeds. Sprinkle the pomegranate seeds evenly over the chocolate and press lightly to "stick" the seeds into the chocolate. Be careful not to break open the seeds. Gentle pressure is all that is needed.
Melt and drizzle the white chocolate. Melt the white chocolate and drizzle from the back of a spoon over the chocolate pomegranate bark and refrigerated until chilled and the chocolate has hardened.
Break the white chocolate pomegranate bark into chunks and serve.
This candy is just beautiful--and I cannot wait to give it in our holiday gift baskets!