If you haven't tried dark chocolate pomegranate clusters, you're in for a delicious surprise. They are so simple to make - just two ingredients - and they take no time at all to prepare. The seeds pop in your mouth and the creamy chocolate surrounding them is truly like a party in your mouth.
I make them frequently for holiday entertaining or to take as a hostess gift. They are in season from October to January so they are readily available during the holiday months.
In addition to them being delicious, the two ingredients also have health benefits. Pomegranate seeds (called arils) are low in calories and fat but high in fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Studies have shown numerous positive benefits including inflammation reduction, blood pressure, reduction antimicrobial properties thereby improving urinary health, and more. Here's an article for more information about the many benefits of eating these little powerhouse seeds. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/12-proven-benefits-of-pomegranate
Of course, we know that dark chocolate also has health benefits due to it being rich in minerals, like zinc, copper, magnesium, and iron. These minerals support immune function, heart health, bone health, and more..
Here's a recipe from Williams Sonoma to help you get started. https://blog.williams-sonoma.com/chocolate-pomegranate-clusters/
A couple of tips from my experience include:
buy the arils already seeded if you don't have the time or inclination to seed the pomegranate.
you may use 1+ cups of chocolate chips and simply melt, then mix in the arils rather than piping the chocolate
use any type of chocolate you prefer - I prefer Ghirardelli 60% chocolate chips
use a small cookie scoop to put them nicely in the decorative mini muffin liners
these treats will keep in the refrigerator for a day or two, so you can make them ahead if needed.
you may also freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months