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Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Dessert Cups

 

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.

  

Pomegranates are in season through winter! Enjoy their delightful crunch in these no bake mini chocolate dessert cups. Perfect for easy holiday hostess and food gift ideas. #dessertcups #lowsugardesserts #healthydessert #diyfoodgifts

How This Pomegranate Dessert Came to Be

  

I'll first start by talking about the inspiration for this pomegranate dessert recipe. It all started with these adorable little dark chocolate dessert cups, which my boyfriend, 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.  

 

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.

 

Pomegranates are in season through winter! Enjoy their delightful crunch in these no bake mini chocolate dessert cups. Perfect for easy holiday hostess and food gift ideas. #dessertcups #lowsugardesserts #healthydessert #diyfoodgifts

Why These Chocolate Bites are the Perfect Dessert

 

This mini dessert is perfect for your next holiday get-together. The chocolate bites are delicious and bite-sized, but the best part is it contains 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?

  

Pomegranates are in season through winter! Enjoy their delightful crunch in these no bake mini chocolate dessert cups. Perfect for easy holiday hostess and food gift ideas. #dessertcups #lowsugardesserts #healthydessert #diyfoodgifts

More Tasty Pomegranate Recipes

 

Love pomegranates? Give my Pomegranate Pecan French Toast and my Butternut Squash Side Dish with Pomegranate Vinaigrette a try!

 

And if you love the taste of cocoa powder, I bet you'll also enjoy my avocado chocolate brownies.

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This blog post was updated in August 2020.

 

Pomegranates are in season through winter! Enjoy their delightful crunch in these no bake mini chocolate dessert cups. Perfect for easy holiday hostess and food gift ideas. #dessertcups #lowsugardesserts #healthydessert #diyfoodgifts

 

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?

 

Comment below, or tag @amydgorin on Instagram and Pinterest and @amygorin on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Pomegranate Crunch Dark Chocolate Ricotta Cups
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Pomegranate Crunch Dark Chocolate Ricotta Cups

Yield: 8 dessert cups
Author: Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
Prep time: 10 MCook time: Total time: 10 M
Pomegranates are in season through winter! Enjoy their delightful crunch in these mini chocolate dessert cups.

Ingredients:

  • 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

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine ricotta with vanilla extract, ½ Tablespoon cocoa powder, and honey.
  2. Place in a piping bag (or in a zip-top bag, with the bottom corner cut off).
  3. Fill each cup with ricotta mixture.
  4. Top with pomegranate arils and remaining cocoa powder.

Calories

150

Fat (grams)

11

Sat. Fat (grams)

7

Carbs (grams)

13

Fiber (grams)

3

Sugar (grams)

9

Protein (grams)

4

Sodium (milligrams)

20

Cholesterol (grams)

5
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