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Hi. I'm Sara!

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I am a born and bred New Yorker, mom of two little girls who loves
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Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters

Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters

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I have been on a serious pomegranate kick recently. Serious. At one point this week there were six of them in my fridge. Not only do I love their color and taste, but with some very serious illness surfacing in my family I have found myself more drawn to antioxidant packed foods than ever.

While designing the menu for a party I hosted on Wednesday (more on that next week) I knew I wanted to add a fresh, new sweet treat to the mix. With pomegranates on the brain I thought why not pair them with dark chocolate? Dark chocolate is also full of antioxidants making this a match made in healthy dessert heaven!

These ended up being the hit of the party. One of my guests commented that they reminded her of biting into a cherry cordial. Albeit a much fresher cherry cordial. No sugary liquid goo here. Just pure pomegranate goodness.

Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Clusters

  • 1 pomegranate
  • 2 3oz bars of 70 percent or higher dark chocolate (I like to use the Endangered Species brand)
  • 12 baking cups ( I like the reusable silicone kind)
  1. Open the pomegranate and remove the seeds. You will have more seeds than you need. Save the extra to make thisthis or this!
  2. Drop a small spoonful of pomegranate seeds into the bottom of each baking cup
  3. Melt the chocolate bars in a pan over low heat. Be careful not to turn the heat up to high or your chocolate with burn.
  4. Spoon just enough melted chocolate on top of the pomegranate seeds to cover them
  5. Using a toothpick or the end of a knife gently stir the chocolate in the cups so the pomegranate seeds are well coated.
  6. Place baking cups in refrigerator until the chocolate is cooled and solid.
  7. When the chocolate is completely set remove the baking cups and enjoy!

These are best stored in the refrigerator as they will soften very quickly at room temperature.

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