chocolate covered pomegranate seeds

Go ahead and scratch your head a bit just thinking about that combination.
That was me, about three years ago.
But once I made these, I never looked back.  And they are my favorite holiday snack!

Sweet, crunchy and with a burst of juice.
They don't melt in your mouth, but they don't last long in our house.

2 pomegranates (look for heavier ones, they have more seeds/juice)
8 squares of semi-sweet baking chocolate
1 tsp Crisco

Remove the seeds from the pomegranates.  The trick is to open them underwater so you don't spray juice all over the kitchen.  The seeds fall to the bottom of the water and the white insides float to the top.

Dry the seeds on paper towels.  Melt baking chocolate and Crisco in a saucepan on low heat (careful not to burn the chocolate!)  Remove from heat, add in pomegranate seeds and mix.
Take a spoon and drop spoonfuls of the mixture on a cookie sheet covered in wax paper.

 Cool in the fridge for about an hour, then enjoy!


Messy said...

Clearly I haveto try these...they seem so simple. But you are right, what a weird combo! LOL

Kerri said...

Oh my word! Those sound amazing! I love pomegranates so I must try these.

Kara said...

I never thought to peel pomegranates under water! There's always red spatter marks all over the kitchen when I'm done!!

This sounds SOO good, I may have to try making them! Too bad pomegranates are only available to buy a couple times a year!

Newly Swissed said...

These sound devilishly yummy! We always keep POM's at home and have "peeling sessions" when possible ;-) The reward is always worth it, and now we'll have to try your recipe!

Thanks for sharing, Nicole!

Kate @ Daffodils said...

Wow, so original! I must try this!

the gracious gaze said...

looks delicious!!


natasha {schue love} said...

I am SUPER intrigued by this recipe!! I can just imagine the juicy seeds with chocolate! Must try soon! Thanks so much for linking up today Nicole!

M. Flynn said...

Yum yum yum. Love pomegranate seeds. Love chocolate!

Shanice said...

I'm not even a chocolate person, but those look delicious! Too bad I am doing a detox because I would love to try those. By the way, I love your blog! I found it when I was blog hopping yesterday, and I bookmarked it. :)

Sarah said...

y'know, i've never tried pomegranates before! but this sounds really delicious and simple to make too.

about burning chocolate - i've done that a couple of times, haha! sad.

thanks for sharing, nicole! :) x

Kim Bee said...

New follower courtesy of the link up. So very nice to meet you. Okay this is just inspired and unique. I have to give this a try. I just so happen to have seeds in my fridge right now. I buy them already done to save the hassle. Finally found a little stores that does the work for me. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

I am Megan said...

Just found your blog somehow and I absolutely love it! Definitely a new follower...

PS This looks freaking delicious! Might even try it, and I'm not a boffin in the kitchen..at all!

Keri~Native Moss said...

YUM! putting these on my list to make for Christmas. I have been looking for some new ideas!
New Follower!

Sarah said...

Two of my favorite things!! Why hadn't I thought of this before you posted about it?!? They are being made tomorrow!

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