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
- 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
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!
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.