Dark chocolate-covered pomegranate seeds.



Two chocolate recipes in the same week? What can I say! It’s a phase. An addiction. An infatuation.

I’m going to level with you now though- this isn’t really a recipe. Because you can’t really call ‘take two ingredients, and pop one ingredient inside the other one’ a recipe, can you? Or…can you? It’s more…a pointer. A nudge in the right direction, if you like. Because you should probably make these, sharpish.

Chocolate and fruit together is my absolute favourite thing. Fruit fondue? Bring it. Strawberry/raspberry/blackcurrant truffles? You betcha. I can find a fruit truffle in a chocolate box quicker than a flash, no messing. I home in on them like a sniffer dog on a scent. Jason hates chocolate with fruit, which is totally perfect in my book since it means there’s noone around to fight me for the strawberry creams. He’s more a caramel/praline man, in case you were wondering.

These chocolate pomegranate cups explode when you bite into them, in the same way that a really great fruit truffle explodes all sharp and tangy and sweet when your teeth crack its shell. I like to keep them in the fridge, so that the juiciness of the pomegranate seeds- already impossibly juicy as they are- is intensified. Best enjoyed as a mid-afternoon pick me up, with a sweet flat white on the side and a napkin to catch any pomegranate-drips.

Now, let’s get down to the nitty gritty of this non-recipe…

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1 cup (about 150g, give or take) good quality dark chocolate.
1 pomegranate, deseeded.

- Lay out about 12 mini cake cases- either silicone (as shown) or paper- in a tray/roasting dish. Deseed the pomegranate (I wrote about the fail-safe technique I use for deseeding pomegranates in this post here) whilst melting the chocolate in a bain marie over a gentle heat until glossy and molten.

- Take about half the pomegranate seeds, and then divide them between the cases. Pour some of the melted chocolate into each cup to cover the seeds, and then repeat the process (layering up seeds and melted chocolate) until the chocolate and seeds are all used up. 

- Give the tray with the cases in a sharp rap on the counter to knock out any air bubbles, and then place into the fridge for about half an hour, or until set.

As with the peanut butter cups, since we haven’t tempered the chocolate it may bloom if stored at room temperature. I’ve waxed lyrical enough about how great they taste straight from the fridge to convince you they’re best stored chilled though, right?
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  • http://www.saucysiciliana.blogspot.com Franceca

    That looks delicious. We have lot of pomegranate here in Sicily, I will try this.

  • http://www.saucysiciliana.blogspot.com Franceca

    I don’t know if my comment got posted. Anyway, I was saying that we have lots of pomegranate here in Sicily, so I will try this. Looks yummy!

  • http://avalonandgrace.com Amber

    I think I said this on instagram but I’ll say it again, I have absolutely no idea why I’ve never thought of this before! Hope you and JC are having a great time in Edinburgh! Love it there, beautiful place.

  • http://www.catherinesprunt.com catherine

    Great idea! You’re really smashing it with the recipes lately x

  • http://thenotsosecretdiary.com Becks

    I am a huge fruit and strawberry fan too! And I’m always the one who heads straight for the strawberry creams whilst most people hate them! Totally going to get these on the go this weekend!

    Becks xo

  • http://www.la-lingua.blogspot.com Lucy

    Two of my favourite foods :) I’ll be making these when I want to convince myself I’m super healthy without giving up my chocolate addiction! xxx
    La Lingua : Food, Life, Love, Travel, Friends, Italy

  • http://dinoprincesschar.blogspot.co.uk char

    Oh, these do look amazing!! This might have to be my nod towards Easter, this year.

  • http://www.jennafifi.co.uk Jenna

    LOVE these! I’ve never thought of using pomegranate. Lately I’ve been dusting all my chocolate in sea salt which is extra naughty!

    Jenna || Jennafifi.co.uk

  • http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk Charlotte (@makupbcandlelit)

    Sooo pretty I love the color contrasts and with pomegranates it’s kind of healthy right?! :o) Xx

    Makeup by Candlelight

  • http://www.bethyoungmakeup.com Beth

    This sounds so delicious!

    Beth Young Makeup

  • http://www.thisparticular.blogspot.com Ala Skrakowski

    I’m just going to repeat my twitter reaction… oh my DAYS! x

  • http://www.supernaturallyhealthy.org Kezia

    There is never the need to apologies for chocolate recipes. These would be awesome with goji berries too – my new found love!

  • http://www.bumpkinbetty.com Jaclyn

    OMG these look DELICIOUS!! And so easy too, definitely trying these out for a little chocolate hit when I need one!

    Beautiful Photos as always!


  • http://www.readbooksdrinktea.co.uk Molly Nurse

    OH MY GOD. Dark chocolate and pomegranate are literally two of my favourite things. This is just wonderful.

    Molly x

  • http://thisisallandnothing.blogspot.co.uk/ JK

    Wow! So simple yet ingenious! I had a similar idea yesterday :)


  • http://www.whatlaurenate.blogspot.co.uk Lauren

    Looks so yummy! Fruit and chocolate is the best combination. I’ve given up chocolate for lent and I will definitely be trying this out once I’ve eaten the ton of Easter chocolate I bought today in anticipation of Sunday! I reckon these would make really cute gifts too!

  • http://www.mollyandtheprincess.com Molly and the Princess

    Ooh, they look and sound yummy- going to the top of my Easter weekend to-do list! Gorgeous photographs too.

  • http://lavidalaura.com/ Laura

    Such a fun idea – these look delicious (and cute!)

  • http://whimsicalmrsw.blogspot.co.uk Kim Wilkes

    These look so cute! I bet they would be really good with raspberries chopped up too..so many possibilities.xx

  • http://laurenslittleblogs.blogspot.co.uk Lauren

    These look amazing!

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  • http://cupofsimmy.blogspot.co.uk Simone

    These look heavenly ^_^

  • http://www.moreaboutcat.co.uk Cat

    Oooh these look good! Although I’m not the biggest fan of pomegranate seeds…I wonder if it would work as well with a dried fruit like cranberries!

  • http://www.littlethings.org.uk Louise

    Oh myyyy these look so good, and I have some mini heart shaped mold cases (though meant to be for cupcakes, I’m sure it could work!) definitely need to try these! x

    The Little Things

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  • http://www.hariettelench.wordpress.com Hariette Lench

    These look DELISH…. I love sharing great recipes. Would love to hear what you think about my blog… http://www.hariettelench.wordpress.com Hx

  • http://www.littleappletree.co.uk Angela

    Such beautiful pictures, Rosie! I’ve grown into enjoying pomegranate seeds over the years and I’ve always loved dark chocolate. Perfect dessert!!

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