By Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
Looking for a tasty pomegranate dessert? You're in luck, with these dark chocolate bites. They're as tasty as they are nutritious!
Pomegranates are in season through winter! Enjoy their delightful crunch in these mini chocolate dessert cups.
If you love ruby red pomegranate seeds, you'll love their tang in these bite-sized desserts.
How This Pomegranate Dessert Came to Be
I'll first start by talking about the inspiration for this pomegranate dessert recipe. It all began with these adorable little dark chocolate dessert cups, which my husband, Lawrence, and I spotted while in line to check out at Sam's Club.
Everyone knows that items are positioned by cash registers so you'll impulse buy. Well, impulse buy, we did! These chocolate cups are made by ChocoMaker, and they're perfect for putting together mini desserts.
We brought these dessert cups home with us, and I couldn't wait even a day before playing around with them in the kitchen. It also happened to be the very beginning of pomegranate season, so I had a fridge full of pomegranate arils.
Ta-dah! Soon enough, I created these pomegranate crunch dark chocolate ricotta cups.
Why These Chocolate Bites are the Perfect Dessert
This mini dessert is perfect for your next holiday get-together–or a just-because treat at home. The chocolate bites are delicious and bite-sized, but the best part is that they contain minimal added sugar. The ricotta is sweetened with unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and just a touch of honey.
Plus, the pomegranate arils in this chocolate pomegranate dessert provide a delightful crunch while adding sweetness via nature's candy, fruit. Who can say no to juicy pomegranate arils?
To minimize mess while you're putting this dessert together, you can use a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. They taste great at room temperature or straight out of the fridge–no vanilla ice cream needed!
More Tasty Pomegranate Recipes
And if you love the taste of cocoa powder, I bet you'll also enjoy my avocado chocolate brownies.
Helpful Kitchen Tools
This blog post was updated in October 2020.
I'd love to hear from you! What are your favorite ways to cook with chocolate? What are your go-to mini desserts? How do you enjoy eating pomegranate seeds?
Pomegranate Crunch Dark Chocolate Ricotta Cups
- 8 dark chocolate dessert cups
- 6 ounces part-skim ricotta
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ¾ teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
- ½ teaspoon honey
- 1 ½ Tablespoons pomegranate arils
- In a small bowl, combine ricotta with vanilla extract, ½ Tablespoon cocoa powder, and honey.
- Place in a piping bag (or in a zip-top bag, with the bottom corner cut off).
- Fill each cup with ricotta mixture.
- Top with pomegranate arils and remaining cocoa powder.
Sat. Fat (grams)7
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