Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Clusters


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Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 3 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 108 per serving
Cusine: Vegetarian, American
Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Food as MedicineSM Ingredient: Dark Chocolate


1 large or 2 medium pomegranates, enough to yield scant
1 cup (8 ounces) pomegranate arils
2/3 cup (4 ounces) organic bittersweet chocolate chips, such as Ghiradelli 60%
¼ teaspoon curry powder (optional)
¼ cup fresh spearmint or peppermint, stemmed and julienned


Score the pomegranate and place in a bowl of water. Break it open under water to let the arils sink to the bottom and the membrane float to the top. Pour through a colendar, rinse, and set the pomegranate arils on paper towels to absorb any excess moisture. Melt chocolate chips in a heavy-bottomed small saucepan over low-to-medium heat stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes.** Remove saucepan from the burner. Add pomegranate seeds and stir in curry powder, if desired. Use a fork to scoop out small chocolate-covered clusters, and place each on a wax paper lined plate. Garnish with mint. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm, about 15 minutes.


* 2/3 cup (4 ounces) high quality dark chocolate, chopped fine, may replace the chocolate chips.

Nutritional Analysis

Total fat (g): 6.2 - Cholesterol (mg): 0.0 - Trans fatty acids (g): 0.0 - Saturated fat (g): 3.5 - Polyunsaturated fat (g): 0.0 - Monounsaturated fat (g): 0.0 - Fiber (g): 1.5 - Carbohydrates (g): 15.1 - Sugar (g): 12.4 - Protein (g): 1.5 - Sodium (mg): 1.9 - Calcium 4.2% daily value.

Comments on Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Clusters

From: tuckerdee

Just made them - delicious! Will there be any left for friends?

Question - storage???? refrigerator or room temp?

Thanks, Chef...met you in Las Vegas...
cooking your way already! You are the best!

From: Arleen_NYC

Made the Chocolate Covered Pomegranate Clusters and everyone loved them. Easy to make and sooooo DELICIOUS!

From: Nana1

OMG! These were so good, easy to make and every bit delicious. A big hit at Thanksgiving.

From: lmaris

These were very good. They had a little water in them from the Pomegranate arils, but everyone really liked them.


I just made the pomegranate clusters, They were quick and easy to make, and very delicious.

From: J3whitebean

So delicious! Just made them today, and the whole family is enoying them. This will be a new favorite during pomegranate season!

From: waiterock

Trader Joes sells pomegranate seeds already separated. Can these be used? Does anyone know if they are separated without the use of any chemicals?

From: loismiddleton

These are the best thing ever! I've made two batches so far - one plain and one with curry powder - wonderful snacks!

(waiterock - Personally, I think the Trader Joe's pomegranate seeds could be used - they might not be as juicy as freshly separated ones but should be delicious anyway!)

From: Rejeana

Made these earlier this year. They were a hit and quite simple to do once I watched the video.

From: nesears

Fantastic !! The juicy surprise inside is what makes it special. Everyone who has tasted wants the recipe.

From: whocareswhoiam

This recipe is a KEEPER! My market sells the fresh ariels in a box-a bit more expensive but makes this really easy to prepare!! I also made a batch using blueberries. Great treats to bring to a party!

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