Foodie Friday: Pomegranate Bark and Promotion

Texture.  I need it.  Crunchy and soft, something that makes my mouth notice a change.  Pomegranate seeds are like little balls of heaven.  Heaven surrounded by chocolate, does it get any better?!?!  The seeds burst in your mouth and the juice mixes with the coconut and chocolate, amazing.  This is amazingly cheap as well.  I used 4.5 oz. of chocolate from a 1 lb bar I bought at Trader Joe's for $1.79.  The pomegranate seeds I got in a package for $2.50.  All in all, I made this desert for less than $5!

You know what else is amazing (can you tell I'm happy?)?  I got a promotion at work this week!  Promotion = celebration, celebration = nice dinner, therefore, promotion = Urban Solace!  I had the most delicious meal, seared duck with brussels and a root vegetable gratin.  Great food that makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside.  Ian had a half chicken with pickled greens and sweet potato "jo-jo's" (fry like deliciousness).  Urban Solace is one of my favorite restaurants in SD, but it's not cheap, isn't Ian the best?!






Pomegranate Coconut Bark
(Print Recipe)
4.5 oz. Dark chocolate (your choice)
2 Tbls Coconut butter (coconut cream concentrate)
1/4 cup + 1/8 cup Pomegranate seeds
1/8 cup Shredded coconut

Melt chocolate and coconut butter in double boiler.  I use a metal bowl placed over a pot with about 1" of boiling water in the bottom.  You could also melt the chocolate in the microwave, but I'm old fashioned.  Stir until chocolate just melts.  Remove bowl from heat and stir in shredded coconut.  Then add 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds and gently combine, being careful not to smash seeds.
Pour mixture into parchment lined 8x8 baking dish.  Spread evenly, top with remaining 1/8 cup seeds.  Place in freezer for 15-20 minutes until hard.  Remove from baking dish and break up into pieces.  Try not to eat the whole thing in one sitting!
Note:  Before freezing, I sprinkled mine with a pinch of coarse sea salt.  I like sweet and salty.











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