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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 Time 2 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
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.