Several years ago I was searching for a dessert that combined the flavours of pomegranate and dark chocolate. Little did I know at the time, the most perfect recipe required only those two ingredients.
I can’t remember where I found the recipe, and it is so simple that it now lives in my brain. So, thank you to someone on the internet for this awesome recipe!
This recipe is literally made out of dark or semi-sweet chocolate and pomegranate arils. It takes minutes to prepare, can chill while you are eating dinner, and won’t last very long!
Now, in making any pomegranate recipe, the first thing to do is get to the delicious arils (the fruit). Melissa has the a great tutorial on her blog, so I’m going to send you over there if you don’t know how to do it already!
Making the drops is easy, you first melt your chocolate (I would recommend a semi-sweet or dark chocolate, otherwise you might be in for a sweet explosion!) over a double boiler (or, if you are in the middle of packing like me, in a saucepan) and once it is almost melted mix in your pomegrante arils.
You can tell from the next picture that I overheated my chocolate – likely because I used a saucepan instead of a double boiler. If you are using a double boiler, melt your chocolate over simmering (not boiling) water and you avoid chunky chocolate.
Once your arils are mixed in, arrange in drop form on parchment paper and chill in the fridge. Again, if you don’t overheat your chocolate the drops will be smooth, not crumbly.
Once they are cold, enjoy (you can also enjoy at room temperature, but I prefer them cold.) Printable recipe below.
Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Drops
Serves as many as you like!
- Pomegranate arils (tutorial to get to the arils)
- Dark or semi-sweet chocolate
- Line a plate with parchement paper.
- Melt chocolate over a double boiler (be sure the water is simmering, not boiling, otherwise your chocolate will “burn”.)
- Stir in arils.
- Using a teaspoon, form bite-sized drops on lined plate.
- Chill in fridge. Remove immediately before serving.