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Chocolate Pomegranate Seed Almond Clusters

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These dark chocolate pomegranate seed almond clusters are a delicious treat and crazy easy to make.

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You will love this pomegranate dessert! If you’re familiar with Brookside dark chocolate pomegranate candies, this recipe may remind you of that. Chocolate and pomegranate go surprisingly well together. 🙂

However, I would definitely recommend this homemade version over store bought. This recipe has way less ingredients and won’t leave you feeling yucky.  Healthier treat options are always the better choice, in my opinion.

chocolate pomegranate

One reason I love this chocolate pomegranate recipe is because it only calls for 3 ingredients. THREE INGREDIENTS people! It’s so incredibly easy to make and the flavor combination is to die for.

chocolate pomegranate

I’m all for cooking, but sometimes a no bake treat is just the kind of thing I need. And these addicting dark chocolate covered pomegranate clusters fit the bill.

chocolate pomegranate

If you love fruit with chocolate, you’re going to be making this recipe on the reg’.  The crunch from the almonds, the smooth dark chocolate, and the pop of fruity pomegranate juice you get when you bite into a seed – is a definite party in your mouth.

Are Pomegranate Seeds Edible?

Absolutely, yes! The seeds may be a little tricky to remove from the pomegranate itself, but they are a sweet, juicy treat and well worth the effort. And they’re nutritious to boot!  

Or you can take the easy way out and buy the packaged POM Wonderful seeds that have already been removed for you.

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How to Make Chocolate Pomegranate Almond Clusters

First, and the most important part, is to lay the pomegranate seeds out to dry. You’ll need to have all the moisture off the outside of the seeds before adding it to the melted chocolate.

If enough moisture gets into the chocolate, it will seize up and won’t be very easy to work with…or appetizing for that matter.

To get the seeds dry, I pat them gently with a paper towel, and lay them out to dry on a separate paper towel, making sure the pomegranate seeds are in a single layer.

It will take up to a few hours for the seeds to be dry enough. So make sure you plan accordingly.

When the pomegranate seeds have dried, melt the chocolate chips over a double boiler, stirring occasionally until all the chips are melted together.

While the chocolate chips are melting, roughly chop the almonds.

Once the melted chocolate chips look nice and smooth, remove it from the heat and gently stir in the almonds and pomegranate seeds.

You’ll want to be careful while you’re stirring so you don’t break open the pomegranate seeds and release the juices.  Make sure the almonds and seeds are coated evenly in the melted chocolate. 

Next, using a tablespoon, (a small cookie scoop or regular spoon works great too) scoop out the mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet making a little cluster.

Place the chocolate pomegranate seed clusters into the fridge for about 60 minutes to set up.

Eat straight from the fridge and enjoy these dark chocolate covered pomegranate seeds!

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Chocolate Pomegranate Almond Clusters

These chocolate pomegranate seed clusters are an unexpectedly delicious dessert. With the crunchy almonds, smooth chocolate, and burst of fruity juice from the pomegranate seeds - it's a totally addicting recipe!
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time1 hr
Author: Jill from Simply Jillicious

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds (left out to dry to remove moisture)
  • 1/2 cup almonds, roughly chopped (measure then chop)
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips (use vegan or dairy free if needed)
  • flaky sea salt for sprinkling on top (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Lay the pomegranate seeds on a paper towel or dish cloth to dry out. Gently pat the seeds with a paper towel to soak up some of the moisture to speed up the process. Regularly check on the seeds to see if they've dried. This could take up to 2 hours.
  • When the pomegranate seeds have dried, begin melting the chocolate chips over a double boiler, stirring occasionally until all the chips have melted together.
  • While the chocolate chips are melting, roughly chop the almonds.
  • Once the melted chocolate chips look nice and smooth, remove it from the heat and gently stir in the almonds and pomegranate seeds.
  • Using a tablespoon, (a small cookie scoop or regular spoon works great too) scoop out the chocolate covered pomegranate mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet making a little cluster.
  • Place the chocolate pomegranate seed clusters into the fridge for about an hour while the chocolate sets up.
  • Eat straight from the fridge and enjoy these dark chocolate covered pomegranate seeds!

NOTES

Mix the pomegranate seeds and almonds into the chocolate carefully - you don't want to pop the seeds and release their juices into the chocolate. 
Once refrigerated and set up, store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week. 
I used organic POM Wonderful seeds that come prepackaged to make this dessert come together quickly.
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