Christmas Chocolate Bark

I am digging this yummy Christmas Chocolate Bark.  Studded with rich pistachios, tart dried cranberries, and speckled with coarse chunks of salt, it's a winner.

I believe the ideas for this flavor combo came from the fabulous Alison.  I think this bark would make a wonderful gift for the holidays.  Just don't eat too much of it, as it's very addictive.

Christmas Chocolate Bark

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  1. In a small saucepan over very low heat, melt chocolate
  2. Pour chocolate into a parchment paper lined 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  3. Sprinkle pistachios and cranberries over chocolate
  4. Using a metal baking spatula, spread the mixture evenly back and forth to around ½ inch thickness
  5. Sprinkle salt over bark
  6. Allow to sit out until set, 2 hours
  7. Serve

Here are some other chocolate bark type recipes you may enjoy:
Twisted Chocolate Bark from Diane of The W.H.O.L.E. Gang
Easy Peppermint Bark by Alice of Savory Sweet Life
Holiday Chocolate Bark from Nancy of The Sensitive Pantry


24 responses to “Christmas Chocolate Bark”

  1. There was a run on the market here and the shelled pistachios and macadamias (second choice) were gone! I used 1/4c NSA dried cranberries and 1/2c chopped raw pecans instead. I also used a bag of Lilly’s chips.

    The bark is delicious and I am excited to make it again on Christmas Eve, with the dried cranberries and pistachios! I may double the recipe and make 1 as you wrote, and a 2nd with pecans and shredded coconut…

    Thank you for this delicious, easy recipe for chocolate bark.

  2. Is there a way to make this recipe paleo? I know Stevia is an option, but I am not sure if the sugar is necessary to keep the consistency correct, and wondered if anyone has tried this so that I don’t have to experiment and possibly waste the ingredients. I have liquid Stevia and perhaps powdered would be better?

  3. I notice you’re using chocolate chips in several recipes when you’re going to melt the chocolate. Is there a reason for this? Would chocolate in another form work as well?

    • David, the chocolate I use is organic and high quality. I think when it’s melted, another product of similar quality in a different form, could work just as well :-)

  4. Just made 3 batches! This is awesome!!! I’m calling mine Grinch Bark cuz the green reminds me of him!

  5. Hi Elana. I’m thinking about making these ahead, as well as wrapping them up as gifts.
    Do you suggest I leave them in the fridge in this case?

  6. I bet this would be great with dried unsweetened goji berries — I just bought a pound of them so definitely will be doing this soon!

  7. Included this in Christmas packages sent to relatives out-of-town. They enjoyed it so much they asked for the recipe. Fits in with everyone’s special dietary needs. Only problem is that now that the relatives have the recipe, I need to find something else to make!

  8. I just made this. Thank you for such a simple gluten free recipe. I know it will be a hit at our holiday party this weekend.

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