Ancient Egyptians regarded the pomegranate as a symbol of prosperity, love, fertility and ambition. We know today that pomegranates are definitely a powerful food.
Pomegranate seeds (or arils) are high in antioxidants, and clinical trials have found they may play an effective role in the prevention of heart disease. Enjoy this recipe with a loved one today in the spirit of a healthy heart!
Pomegranate and Almond Chocolate Clusters
- 8 ounces dark chocolate
- 3/4 cup whole almonds (salted or unsalted)
- 1 cup pomegranate arils
Melt chocolate in a heavy-bottomed small saucepan over low-to-medium heat stirring frequently, 2 to 3 minutes (watch it, chocolate can scorch quickly!). Remove saucepan from the burner. Add pomegranate seeds and stir in almonds. Use a spoon to scoop out small chocolate-covered clusters, and place each on a wax paper lined plate. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle a few pomegranate arils on top of the hardened clusters, if desired.
Enjoy with someone you love!
Makes approximately 8 servings.