Cranberry Pistachio Dark Chocolate Bark

This sweet treat is not only chocolate-y good, it’s healthy too!!  Pistachios, cranberries and dark chocolate are loaded with antioxidants, not to mention fiber, good fats and vitamin C, so here’s a sweet treat you won’t feel guilty giving out.

With the holidays around the corner, if baking is not your thing, making chocolate bark just couldn’t be easier. With only three ingredients, the only appliance you need is a microwave to create this.

You can use any combination of nuts and dried fruit to make bark, but I just love the festive colors in this combination, and it tastes great too. What’s your favorite bark?

Cranberry Pistachio Dark Chocolate Bark
Servings: 14 • Size: 1 oz (roughly 3-1/2 x 3-1/2″) • Points +: 4 pts • Smart Points: 6
Calories: 126.6 • Fat: 8.1 g • Protein: 2.6 g • Carb: 15.3 g • Fiber: 2.1 g • Sugar: 10.7 g Sodium: 1.1 mg


  • 4.5 oz shelled pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • 2.5 oz dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • 7 oz dark chocolate bar (calculations based on Hershey’s Special Dark)


Place chocolate in a microwave-safe measuring cup; microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until chocolate melts, stirring every 15 seconds.

Add melted chocolate to nut mixture, stirring until just combined. Spread mixture evenly on a jelly-roll pan lined with foil; freeze 1 hour. Break into pieces.

Bark should be kept in an airtight container in the fridge or a cool room. It will keep for up to 3 weeks.