Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Bark #‎BloggerCLUE

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Hi Everyone!  Welcome to another wonderful Blogger C.L.U.E.  Society Monthly Challenge.  The theme for the month of February was something red to celebrate Valentine's Day, February Heart Awareness Month or the Red Carpet for the Oscars.    

I was assigned Kim from Liv Life.   Kim resides near the beach in San Diego and boy am I envious of her warm and beautiful weather while I freeze out here on the East Coast.  She is a great photographer and I simply adore her sunset and beach photos.  I also adore her two adorable little dogs that love to run on the beach.  She posts the cutest photos of them on her Facebook fan page

I had a lot of fun looking through Kim's blog for the challenge.  I found so many great dishes to fit the theme, so I kept changing my mind on what to pick.   I stopped looking when I came across these amazing Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Bark treats.  They looked simply perfect for the challenge.  

Pomegranate seeds are obviously red so that made it perfect.  Then I realized that pomegranate seeds and dark chocolate are full of antioxidants making them great for a heart healthy diet so that made them even more perfect.  Finally these treats are totally awesome with a glass of champagne to toast the Oscars.   Score!!  I'm totally patting myself on the back right now, ha! ha!

Beyond fitting the theme perfectly, this Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Bark was amazing.  I love the tart little pop the pomegranate seeds gives against the sweet and bitter chocolate.  It is totally addictive and I almost didn't want to share it with the family.  But I couldn't do that so I shared... and they ate it all!   Good thing this bark is so easy to make.  :)  Note to myself... make a double batch next time and keep one for myself. 

I hope you drop by Kim's beautiful blog and check out her wonderful recipes.



Ingredients:
Dark Chocolate melted
Fresh Pomegranate Seeds
Sea Salt (optional)

Note:  Kim did not give exact quantities, so you can make as much or little of this bark as you want.  I melted a 12 oz bag of dark chocolate chips and use about a 1/2 cup of fresh pomegranate seeds.  I did forget the sea salt (oops!), but it still worked out great.

Directions:
1.  Melt chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave.  

2.  Mix a handful of pomegranate seeds into the chocolate and combine.  

3.  Spread chocolate and pomegranate mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silpat baking mat in a thin layer.  

4. Sprinkle some more fresh pomegranate seeds on top.  Sprinkle with sea salt.  Note: push down the seeds into the chocolate or they will fall out of the bark when you break it.

5.  Allow the chocolate to cool down and set.  Once fully hardened, carefully break into pieces and serve.


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20 comments:

  1. I came across your blog while looking for some good food recipes and liked a lot. How amazing! I will keep an eye out for all your recipes :)

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  2. Great choice and beautiful photos. Nothing says February like chocolate and red. How clever that the red is pomegranate.

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  3. I had my first pomegranate and chocolate combination at Christmas. It was quite good. This bark looks wonderful!

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  4. Not only does this sound delicious but it looks heavenly.

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  5. Oh, Ramona... how sweet you are!!! And you picked one of my all time favorite treats!! I have to admit that I made a batch of these for an event we were going to, but for some reason we had to cancel at the last minute. It took me about 36 hours to finish the entire batch by myself!! Champagne... red wine... you're Oscar party is set!
    Thank you, thank you. Your lovely comments absolutely made my day!

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    1. Dear Kim!! Big apology to you... I wrote Liv as your name and not Kim! Oops!! I must have been on a total chocolate high!! Sorry about that... I have corrected the post. :)

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  6. Gosh, since this beautiful bark is heart healthy, it's OK to go back for seconds and thirds! I know I would!! What a terrific confection!

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  7. What a neat idea! I love pomegranate seeds, but the uses can sometimes seem so limited. This is a great way to use some!

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  8. This is such a fun take on chocolate bark, Ramona! I bet the pomegranate tastes delicious paired with creamy chocolate. :D

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  9. I second what everyone says, this beautiful bark is such a delicious treat! The pomegranate seeds make the whole thing look so festive, too! Perfect for this month's theme. :)

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  10. Mmmm, I can almost taste those tart pomegranate seeds popping against the dark chocolate - so decadent!

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  11. Not only does this look tasty it looks beautiful! I have 2 Poms in there right now just waiting on me to do something with them - I think I must do this tomorrow!

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  12. Beautiful. Easy. Tastes fabulous. Couldn't ask for more! Great choice!!!

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  13. I love Kim's blog! What a great choice for this month's theme - RED! I just wish I had a piece right now.

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  14. These look perfect for Valentine's Day! And with the pomegranate seeds, they almost count as health food ;)

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  15. I love this bark, Ramona. I'd probably head to the white side and make the bark with white chocolate, but wow, this looks delicious.

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  16. Your pomegranate bark looks delicious, sweet, a little tart and full of rich chocolate :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  17. Beautiful, healthy and perfect for valentines day!

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  18. Yum - I don't think I'd have any self control round this bark!

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  19. What a decadent treat! They look divine! Love the deep, rich colors. Great choice.

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