Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters Recipe

Recipe Classifications

Cuisine:

American

Meal:

Dessert

Diet:

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Whole30, DASH, Soy-Free

Rainbow:

Brown / White, Red

Freezes well:

Yes

Prep Time  (total time):

Under 15 Minutes  (Under 15 Minutes)

Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters

One of the easiest treats to put together this Christmas! With just two ingredients of gluten-free chocolate and pomegranates, you can easily come up with the heavenly Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters

Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters

The Christmas-colored, vibrant red hues of pomegranates, along with the richness, earthiness of chocolate (to further up the color variety, you can use dark, white, and the regular brown-colored chocolates), create eye candies! 

Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters

Some say that holidays are the time to make the perfect excuse for munching on chocolates. When people are presented with the prospect of a healthy diet, it is always thought that there’s a lot of sacrifice to be made, just like ditching the chocolate. 

Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters

However, a good kind of chocolate has a load of health benefits! In fact, cocoa reduces the risk of heart disease. Meanwhile, flavonols, which are prevalent in dark chocolate, have powerful antioxidant effects, reducing cell damage implicated in heart disease. You just have to be careful in choosing your chocolate. Get the one without the nasty commercial sugars and you’re in to enjoy the yummy taste and the nourishing goodness of chocolate. 

Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters

Pomegranate brings in the tart that complements the sweetness and richness of the chocolate. Yet, it’s another bounty source of antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins that are even medicinal for reproductive health and prevents common chronic diseases. 

This Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters Recipe is surely healthy and fresh, and you know what you’ve put in. Dig into this 2-ingredient match made in heaven!

Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters

Perhaps, the easiest dessert and gift-giving treat for the holidays! These clusters are appetizingly colorful and delicious, yet they’re super easy to make. The acidity and tang of pomegranate arils perfectly complements the sweetness and richness of chocolates, not to mention the amazing balance of crunchiness and smoothness they bring together.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 20 servings
Calories 23kcal

Equipment

  • Mini muffin pan
  • Mini muffin cups or liners

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chocolate chips gluten-free, dairy-free, and soy-free
  • 2 pomegranates

Instructions

  • Prepare a large bowl filled with water. Cut the pomegranates into quarters and soak them in water for 5 minutes. Start breaking the pomegranates apart underwater, leaving you with only the arils.
  • Transfer the arils into a plate lined with paper towels and gently blot with more to dry. Replace wet paper towels with new ones and leave the arils on the counter for about an hour or two to air-dry.
  • Line a mini muffin pan with 20 mini muffin liners or cups.
  • When the arils are completely dry, gently heat the chocolate chips in the microwave for two to three, 10-second intervals, removing each time to knead. You’re looking for a smooth texture and pipeable consistency. Transfer the chocolate to a piping bag and snip off a bit of the tip.
  • Pipe some chocolate into the bottom of the muffin cups and sprinkle a layer of pomegranate arils onto each one. Repeat the same process until the cups are heaping and the arils are your last layer. Harden in a cool and dry place. Package for gifts or serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • The most important thing in this recipe is to make sure that the pomegranate arils are completely dry. Otherwise, the chocolate will not stick to them and the clusters will fall apart.
  • For added colors and fun, do 10 clusters with white chocolate and the other 10 with dark chocolate. Or, combine white and dark chocolate in some clusters.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cluster | Calories: 23kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

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Hi! I’m Mike. I’m happily married and have a young daughter. I’ve lived all over the world and have learned a lot from seeing others’ perspectives. I’ve also had many life altering health challenges. Fortunately, my lovely and brilliant wife helped save me by finding a new and better way for us to live. We started The Healthy Treehouse to share what we’ve learned and to learn from others, too.
 

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