Cacao recipe | Christmas on cacao | Festive cacao
A Keith's Cacao twist on an iconic holiday treat! This Pomegranate Pistachio Christmas Cacao Bark is both the perfect party pleaser and a great personal indulgence. Jam-packed with superfoods and nutrients, it is so super easy to make, with just four ingredients and no need to bake! Enjoy its delicious taste and love-infused energy.
This Christmas-inspired chocolate bark is ridiculously easy yet pretty and incredibly festive looking. The trickiest part is melting the Cacao without burning it! One of the most crucial things in using the double boiler technic is that the bowl doesn't touch the water. Also, make sure that the boiling water doesn't overspill into your Cacao, so don't fill your pot; about an inch of water is all you need.
Using a rubber spatula, continually fold the Cacao in the bowl, making sure to get all the bits that might get tucked into the corners. Just before the final chunks of chocolate disappear, carefully remove the bowl from the double boiler. The residual heat in the Cacao will help finish the melting process.
The addition of salt makes the bark crunchier and brings out a fuller chocolate flavor. Pomegranate and pistachios give this bark the all-important red and green colors of Christmas while keeping it healthy and nutritious for you. Just sprinkle them on top, and you have a holiday chocolate masterpiece!
Cacao goes so well with pomegranate! If you haven't tried it before, you really should. It's amazing! The pomegranate arils, glistening like rubies, also give this bark its sweetness as you bite into their juiciness. Still, you can add a dash of your favorite sweetener, such as maple syrup or coconut sugar, if you wish.
The best part about our Christmas Cacao Bark is that it is one of the healthiest desserts you could wish for! You probably already know how good Cacao is for your physical health and so much more. But the rest of the ingredients are great for you too. Pistachios are packed with healthy fats, dietary fiber, B vitamins, thiamine, copper, potassium, and more. Pomegranate seeds are rich in fiber, antioxidants, and fatty acids, plus they are a good source of vitamin E and magnesium.
So dive in guiltlessly! Make loads and give them to family and friends as a holiday gift. They'll love you for it. Oh, and did we mention it's vegan and gluten-free too!
Make sure you don't over do it with this Christmas Bark! At 50g of Keith's Cacao per serving, it is pretty potent!
Recipe by Meghan Zuvelek