This is one time I will tell you to judge a book by its cover, because this recipe is absolutely as delicious as it is beautiful! It’s a combination of three of my all time favorite flavors: pistachio, mango, and pomegranate. Each of these are super bright and bold on their own, but they’re ever better in combination! The pistachios give the base of these bars richness, and a slightly salty, nutty flavor. In contrast, the mango layer is creamy and super sweet, and finally, it’s all topped off with a thin layer of tart, ruby red pomegranate jelly. What’s especially cool about this bar is that when you take a bite, you get a little bit of each layer, and the variety of flavors AND textures are in perfect balance and insanely good. These are sure to impress your taste buds AND your guests!
1. Make Ahead!
I know these three separate elements can seem intimidating, but the bars can be made hours or even a day or two in advance! In fact, the longer they chill, the better they slice.
2. Color & Flavor
Of course, the most important part of any dessert is how it tastes, but I have to take a moment to talk about how beautiful these are. They are an absolute show stopper for your next party!
3. Dessert or Small Plate
You can cut these into 9 as dessert, but they also make a great sweet bite for small plates or passed appetizers when cut down into 12 bars!