From Melissa Clark, The New York Times, recipe from Tom Faglon. Beautiful and delicious!
Melissa says: Chocolate bark is the workhorse of homemade holiday gifts, and in Tom Faglon’s version, he scatters fresh pomegranate seeds over the surface, where they glisten like rubies. Chewy bits of candied ginger are hidden inside the bittersweet chocolate, lying in wait to surprise you with their spiciness. Then, to make things even more interesting, Mr. Faglon strews the top with crunchy sea salt. This bark is as sweet and juicy as a box of chocolate-covered cherries, but a lot more sophisticated.
Note that this is best served the same day it’s made, otherwise condensation may form on the surface.
5 ounces dark bittersweet chocolate pieces
2 tablespoons minced crystallized ginger
1 cup fresh pomegranate seeds
1 teaspoon flaky sea salt
Fit a heatproof bowl over a pot of simmering water, making sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl. Place the chocolate in the bowl and stir until fully melted, about 5 minutes. Remove the bowl from the pot and stir the crystallized ginger and half of the pomegranate seeds into the melted chocolate.
Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper. Pour melted chocolate mixture onto the sheet. Use a spatula to smooth the chocolate into one even layer about 1/4 inch thick (it does not need to fill the entire sheet). Sprinkle chocolate with remaining pomegranate seeds and sea salt.
Chill for 20 to 30 minutes or until firm. Break or cut into pieces and store in an airtight container, separating the layers with wax paper.