You just need two ingredients and 15 minutes to create these adorable, crunchy chocolate clusters filled with tangy pomegranate arils! After that, try my salted dark chocolate pomegranate dessert and pomegranate parfait.
Pomegranates are one of my favorite fruits. They’re a nuisance to get into for the excellent stuff, but it’s definitely worth it.
What could be better than pomegranates? Chocolate with pomegranates. Chocolate and pomegranate treats are a marriage made in heaven. Nevertheless, as much as I like that combination, I find it difficult to justify the price of those Brookside Dark Chocolate Covered Pomegranates.
I had a terrible chocolate desire yesterday and remembered I had a couple pomegranates in the fridge. My initial thought was to sit on the floor of my pantry, putting handfuls of dark chocolate and pomegranate arils into my mouth alternately.
But then I realized I could combine the two for a sweet, tangy, crunchy snack!
What you need to make chocolate pomegranate clusters
You just need two things:
- a pomegranate (or pre-packaged pomegranate arils to save yourself even more time and energy)
- dark chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
You may use more or less chocolate if you choose, but this is the quantity I prefer for little cupcakes.
How to melt chocolate
Follow the package guidelines for the ingredients you have on hand, but you may also:
- Use a microwave, heating in short increments and stirring in between each one
- Use a double broiler, heating over low heat and stirring frequently
In any case, heat the chocolate until it is melted and smooth. Using high-quality chocolate may make a tremendous impact!
Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters
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- 1pomegranate, cut and seeded
- 2cupsdark chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
Remove seeds from pomegranate and lay them out on paper towels until completely dry.1 pomegranate
Line a mini muffin pan with 24 mini cupcake liners.
Pour chocolate chips into a microwave safe bowl and heat in short increments to melt according to package instructions. Continue until chocolate is completely melted and smooth.2 cups dark chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
Transfer melted chocolate to a pastry bag or ziploc bag (and squeeze chocolate down into one corner and cut off a very small corner).
Drizzle a thin layer of chocolate into bottom of cups. Add a layer of pomegranate arils to each cup and then drizzle with more chocolate. Repeat until you’ve filled each cup (around 3 layers of chocolate and 2 layers of pomegranate).
Place clusters in the fridge to harden and cool for at least half an hour. Enjoy!