Looking For a Perfect Christmas Dessert That’s Easy to Make and Has no Dairy Products?

Sometimes it can be tough being a vegan during the holidays. You go to so many parties and family gatherings and most desserts you can’t touch.

Well, nutritionist Sara Sullivan out of Yarmouth, Maine turned me on to a recipe that she describes as, “Ahh-mazing!” It is called Dark Chocolate Coconut Pomegranate Bark.sara

It’s easy to make, has some healthy ingredients and the most important thing of all, it’s delicious. The ingredient that sets this apart from other desserts is pomegranate. The fruit is high in fiber, protein and vitamin C.bark 2

My kids loved the bark, except the little ones picked the pomegranates off. The appearance is key with this dessert as well. The red pomegranates and white coconut on top of the dark chocolate really looked festive.bark

The only thing about this recipe is some people may think it’s just a little too rich. The best thing to do, make it. Enjoy your Christmas, the Dark Chocolate Coconut Pomegranate Bark and of course that vegan thing.merry christmas


Dark Chocolate Coconut Pomegranate Bark
2 cups dark chocolate chips, melted
½ cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes, divided
½ cup sliced almonds, toasted, divided
½ cup pomegranate seeds, divided


Melt dark chocolate chips in a double boiler. Mix in 1/4 cup coconut flakes, 1/4 cup sliced toasted almonds and 1/4 cup pomegranate into melted chocolate. Spread out coconut,almond and chocolate mixture on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Spread out to about ⅛-1/4 inch thick. Sprinkle on the remaining coconut, almonds and pomegranate seeds. Place in freezer and freeze for at least an hour or until hard. Break into pieces and serve immediately or store in an airtight container in the freezer.

Jeff Peterson

About Jeff Peterson

Jeff Peterson anchors Good Day Maine on CBS 13 from 4:30-7:00a.m and on FOX 23 from 7:00-8:00am. Back in 2012, he decided to become vegan. Jeff has lost over 50 pounds and his cholesterol has dropped dramatically. Besides having kids, It's the best decision he's ever made.