Dark Chocolate Bark with Pomegranate and Pistachio

Dark Chocolate Bark with Pomegranate and Pistachio from Order in the Kitchen

On Fee SIMPLE Fridays you will get easy recipes.  In the legal field, Fee Simple is the absolute ownership of property to the exclusion of others.  I want you to own your kitchen every Friday with these easy-to-make recipes!

I’m not sure if you guys are noticing a theme here.  But I’m pretty into pomegranates this fall. This isn’t really a new thing.  I’ve been into pomegranates for awhile, but basically what happened was I bought ONE to make this Quinoa Salad and then I just couldn’t get enough so I had to throw them in the next fall salad, and then use them again for a sweet treat.  And I still have more left in the fridge.  Help me.

So one of the great things about living with a guy who hates fruit is that he never eats the fruit so I never have to worry about it going missing before I develop my recipe.  Nuts on the other hand, that’s a different story.  A few weeks back I was planning to make a slow-cooked cashew chicken and bought a big bag of cashews to do so.  Well I ended up waiting a couple days, and when I went looking for the cashews, this is pretty much what went down:

Me: Have you seen those cashews I bought?  I can’t remember where I put them in the pantry.

Matt: Oh, um, yea I ate those.

The prosecution rests, your Honor.

So while I didn’t have to worry about Matt eating my pomegranate, I had to guard the pistachios with my life.  He would grab the bag to sit down and watch TV and I would say “just leave me half a cup” and this went on for about two days until I saw the bag starting to look a little trimmer, so I decided, you know what I’m gonna go ahead and take out half a cup of pistachios and set them aside.  So I did that and then handed him the bag and said “now you can eat all the ones in the bag, but not the ones in that little container in the kitchen.”  That seemed to do the trick, so I will be doing that from now on to ensure none of my ingredients go “missing.”

And such pretty ingredients they were!

Dark Chocolate Bark with Pomegranate and Pistachio from Order in the Kitchen

Dark Chocolate Bark with Pomegranate and Pistachio from Order in the Kitchen

So without further ado, here’s the recipe!

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Dark Chocolate Bark with Pomegranate and Pistachio
The Elements
  • 8 oz. high quality dark chocolate
  • ¼ cup pomegranate (plus a little extra for garnish)
  • ½ cup pistachios, chopped roughly (plus extra for garnish)
  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave (I did this method by placing it in a microwave safe dish and heating for 1 minute, take out and stir, then in 30 second intervals...it only took about 2 minutes)
  2. In the same bowl, add in the pistachios and pomegranate seeds.
  3. Spread the mixture out in a lined dish or pan (I used parchment inside of a glass casserole dish).
  4. Sprinkle with extra pistachios and pomegranate seeds.
  5. Refrigerate for 2-4 hours (I did it for 3)
  6. Cut roughly with a sharp knife (it will crack unevenly and I personally think it's a good thing because it makes it more beautiful!)
  7. Will save in an airtight container for up to 2 wks in the fridge or six months in freezer (if you can make it last that long without eating it all!)
The Verdict
I'm obsessed with this. Like honestly obsessed. This has to be the easiest dessert I have ever made, save for opening a pint of ice cream. Honestly it took barely any time or effort. If was more effort for me to photograph it than to make it! This will surely be a huge success at the holidays with friends and family!
If you make this please post it!  I love when people share their work with me!  You can tag me on twitter or instagram with @orderinthekitch or use the hashtag #orderinthekitchen … feel free to jazz it up or tone it down! Make it your own and then let me see what you did!

Dark Chocolate Bark with Pistachios and Pomegranate from Order in the Kitchen

Cheers!  Thanks, y’all!


  1. Phi @ The Sweetphi Blog says:

    Wow, this bark looks absolutely delish (and perfect for the holidays with the red and green!)
    I’ve recently (as of this week) am totally loving pomegranates…I’m still learning how to get the seeds out lol.
    Also, totally lol’d that all the cashews were gone. The SAME thing happened in my house…I kept finding little empty ramekins around the house and asked my hubby about them, and he said he’d been having the honey roasted peanuts I bought (for a recipe I’m making)! Too funny!

    • Lynn Lovejoy says:

      Thanks so much love! I thought it was pretty festive lol… I absolutely love pomegranate though and once you master the art of getting those little guys out you won’t even think twice about ’em :) I love that Nick and Matt are basically the same and eating all of our ingredients LOL they are hysterical aren’t they??

    • Lynn Lovejoy says:

      Ha! I TOTALLY think these are healthy…that’s what I kept telling myself as I would continuously go to the fridge to get some more. I mean I mayyyy have eaten slightly more than necessary to get the antioxidant benefit but it was so good I couldn’t help myself lol! :)

  2. Carolyn Branan says:

    OMG! This was so easy to make and amazingly delicious! My guests were so impressed and are almost all of it! Can’t wait to try more of your recipes!

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