The Best Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Recipe Ever! (2024)

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Oh Yeah, I Am Excited!

It isn’t often that I get this excited about a recipe! Ok, I might be fibbing a bit….I am ALWAYS excited to share my recipes with you all, but this recipe is absolutely amazing!

A few weeks ago I really dove into learning everything there is to know about a pomegranate. To think that I had never even tried one before because I didn’t know how to open one and retrieve the fruit/seeds.

Well, I tackled that and did a video on How To Open A Pomegranate in Less Than 1 Minutes and now I just can not get enough of these little things! If you missed last weeks post on Winter Fruit Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing, be sure to check it out!

Let’s Get To Cooking!

These little candies are so easy to make! The first thing you need to do is get the seeds out of your pomegranate. Be sure to watch the video on how to remove the seeds quickly. You will only need about 2/3 cup of pomegranate seeds for this recipe. You could use more if you would like and you certainly will have some left over to enjoy later.

After you have removed the seeds, set aside. Now you are going to need 1 cup of dark chocolate. I usedEnjoy Life Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, Gluten, Dairy, nut & Soy Free, Mini Chips for this recipe.

How To Use A Double Boiler

In a double boiler, melt your chocolate. I have 4 pictures below to show you how to properly set up a double boiler. Just add enough water to a saucepan to touch the bottom of the bowl that will sit inside the saucepan. Make sure the bowl is safe for heat and that water won’t get into the bowl that has the chocolate.

Bring the water to a boil and set the bowl on top of the water (turn heat down once you add chocolate) , pour the chocolate in the bowl and stir until it is nicely melted. This took me about 5 minutes.

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Assembling The Chocolates

Do not remove the bowl with the chocolate from the saucepan. The hot water below the bowl will allow the chocolate to stay warm while you are assembling the candy. Simply remove the saucepan from the burner once the chocolate is melted and take it to the desired location where you are putting together your candy.

In a mini muffin pan, add some mini muffin inserts. Place some melted chocolate in the bottom of the muffin insert and place the pomegranate seeds on top of the chocolate.

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Continue to do this for all 12 pieces of candy. It is okay if things get a little messy…trust me, it is worth it!

I didn’t fill mine all the way to the top because I really wanted to taste the chocolate, but if you are wanting more of a pomegranate burst, fill them up! 🙂

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Now simply pour more chocolate over the pomegranates. If you added more pomegranate to your candy, you might need a little more melted chocolate.

Can I just tell you…you know when you have a chocolate covered cherry and you bite into it and the juice just pours out of the bite? Oh, the ooey, gooey goodness (I know, ooey isn’t a word, but you can taste the deliciousness!) Well that is what you get from these fantastic candies! Watch out, they are juicy and delicious!

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Place in the refrigerator until the chocolates firm up. Mine took about a half hour to set up. When they set, dive in and enjoy!

I store mine in the refrigerator for about a week but they won’t last that long. My guess is that you will be making another batch tomorrow! 🙂 A perfect treat for the upcoming valentines holiday!

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  • Author: Halle Cottis
  • The Best Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Recipe Ever! (8)Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • The Best Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Recipe Ever! (9)Total Time: 10 minutes
  • The Best Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Recipe Ever! (10)Yield: 9 servings 1x
  • The Best Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Recipe Ever! (11)Category: dessert
  • The Best Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Recipe Ever! (12)Method: stovetop
  • The Best Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Recipe Ever! (13)Cuisine: american

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This chocolate covered pomegranate recipe is perfect for Valentine’s Day and beyond.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Remove the seeds from pomegranate and reserve 2/3 cup for chocolates.
  2. In a double boiler (see above), melt chocolate until smooth and creamy.
  3. In a mini muffin pan, add 12 mini muffin inserts to the pan,
  4. Coat the inside of the bottom of the muffin inserts with some melted chocolate and top with a spoonful of pomegranate seeds. Top with some more chocolate to cover seeds.
  5. Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until set.
  6. Remove from muffin tin and enjoy.

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The Best Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Recipe Ever! (2024)

FAQs

Are dark chocolate covered pomegranates good for you? ›

Combining dark chocolate with pomegranate also makes these an antioxidant rich treat.

How do you get the best out of a pomegranate? ›

Here's how: Cut the pomegranate in half through the equator, then a hold it over a bowl of water, cut side down. With a wooden spoon, smack the skin assertively and repeatedly and watch the seeds hail down. Yep, that's really it.

Are you supposed to soak pomegranate? ›

You Should Always Soak Your Pomegranate In Water To Get The Seeds Out. On our long list of fall-favorite foods, pomegranate is pretty high up there. Not only is this fruit a stunner with its gorgeous deep red hue, but it also packs a punch of flavor and sweetness into its tiny seeds (a.k.a. arils).

Is pomegranate good for dessert? ›

Pomegranate works well in sweet and savoury dishes. Extract the juicy jewel-like seeds and liven up salads, couscous dishes, drinks and desserts.

When should you not eat pomegranates? ›

If you have diarrhea, do not drink pomegranate juice or take pomegranate extract. Pregnant women should not take pomegranate extract because it may contain fruit rind.

What happens to your body when you eat pomegranate daily? ›

Pomegranates contain antioxidants called ellagitannins, which help reduce inflammation in the body. Some studies have found that ellagitannins may help protect the brain against Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease by reducing oxidative damage and increasing the survival of brain cells.

How do you get the best pomegranate? ›

Shape The ripest pomegranates aren't shaped like balls. Look for flattened, angular sides rather than perfectly rounded spheres. Skin Tone Pomegranates vary in color from light to dark red. No matter what the color, the real clues to ripeness are the smoothness and firmness of its tough, leathery skin.

What does a pomegranate symbolize? ›

The pomegranate was revered for the beauty of its shrub, flowers, and fruit—symbolising sanctity, fertility, and abundance. The Song of Solomon compares the cheeks of a bride behind her veil to the two halves of a pomegranate. Depictions of the fruit have long featured in architecture and design.

Do you swallow pomegranate seeds? ›

They supply essential nutrients and antioxidants for multiple health benefits. Are You Supposed to Swallow Pomegranate Seeds? Yes, it's perfectly safe! Swallowing them after chewing properlylets you enjoy their full health benefits.

Why can't you eat the rest of a pomegranate? ›

The rind and the white membranes surrounding the arils are bitter and we don't suggest eating them- although some say even that part of the pomegranate has medicinal value!

Do pomegranates last longer in the fridge or out? ›

How Long Do Pomegranates Last? Pomegranates last one to two weeks when stored at room temperature on a countertop away from direct sunlight. If you keep whole pomegranates in the refrigerator, the shelf life extends to two months.

How long should I wait to drink water after eating pomegranate? ›

Water should be avoided after eating fruits because this combination can interfere with the absorption and digestion process in the stomach, resulting in acidity. This is why some people feel queasy after eating fruit. It is suggested that you drink water for at least an hour after eating fruits.

What can you not mix with pomegranate? ›

Taking pomegranate juice along with medications for high blood pressure might cause your blood pressure to go too low. Some medications for high blood pressure include captopril (Capoten), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), ramipril (Altace), and others.

What pairs well with pomegranate? ›

Pomegranate: Pairs well with apple, cardamom, cinnamon, citrus, cucumber, ginger, mint, and tropical fruit.

Can dogs eat pomegranates? ›

Yes, dogs can eat pomegranates.

However, while they aren't toxic to dogs, pomegranates can still cause digestive issues, says Dr. Renee Schmid, DVM, DABT, DABVT, a senior veterinary toxicologist and director at Pet Poison Helpline. Plus, the seeds can be difficult to break down, and the rinds are a no-go for pups.

Is dark chocolate covered fruit healthy? ›

They are filled with vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants. Adding dark chocolate is not only delicious but adds additional antioxidants. Both strawberries and dark chocolate have anti-inflammatory properties.

How many pomegranates is it safe to eat a day? ›

One serving is about half a pomegranate, which has about 23 grams of carbohydrate and 20 grams of sugar. This is a fairly high sugar content, so though it's safe to eat pomegranate every day, you may want to limit yourself to one serving a day to keep from taking in too much sugar.

Is eating a piece of dark chocolate everyday good for you? ›

Regularly eating dark chocolate may help reduce a person's likelihood of developing heart disease. Some of the compounds in dark chocolate, specifically flavanols, affect two major risk factors for heart disease: high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

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