These delicious and easy-to-make Chocolate Pomegranate Bites make a wonderful festive dessert!
These rich and melt-in-your-mouth Chocolate Pomegranate Bites are no-bake and made with just 3 ingredients.
On this page you will get 3 types of Chocolate Pomegranate Bites recipes – Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Bites, Milk Pomegranate Bites, and White Chocolate Pomegranate Bites.
About Chocolate Pomegranate Bites
Imagine a dessert where the sweetness of the chocolate is combined with fresh juicy pomegranate arils — a winning combination of health and taste. Isn’t it? These chocolate pomegranate cups can be served as a light for those times when you are craving for some assorted . You can also serve them as an afternoon snack.
This easy dessert is all about minimum effort and maximum taste. You’ll only need three very simple ingredients — chocolate, pomegranates, and coconut oil.
Within just 5 minutes you can make these fantastic little treats. Just dunk pomegranate seeds into the melted chocolate to get the amazingly pretty and delectable treats to enjoy with friends and family!
The looks, texture, and taste of these Chocolate Pomegranate Cups make them show-stoppers! They will shine and wow your guests at any holiday gathering.
You can make them in a muffin tin using paper liners, or use silicone cups. I have melted chocolate in the microwave. So it takes only a couple of minutes to melt the chocolate without any mess or fuss.
These Pomegranate Chocolate Bites
✔ are juicy, delicious, & flavorful
✔ ideal for a holiday party or other festive event
✔ have many topping options
✔ are easily customizable
✔ are a perfect no-bake dessert
✔ make a lovely holiday gift
✔ are rich & have melt-in-mouth texture
✔ are simple & easy to make
You will need only 3 simple ingredients to make these chocolate pomegranate bites. These are:
Chocolate – It is the main ingredient of this recipe so use some good-quality chocolate. For this recipe, you can use both chopped bars or chocolate chips. I have used 70% dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and white chocolate. You can use only dark chocolate or any other chocolate of your choice.
Pomegranate seeds – They are the second main ingredient. I used fresh pomegranate seeds (also known as arils). If you don’t want to spend time peeling pomegranates, then you can also use packaged pomegranate seeds to save time.
Coconut oil – It is used for adjusting the consistency of melted chocolate and for some flavor. If your chocolate is of pourable consistency then you can skip adding coconut oil.
How to Make Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Bites
Making these bites doesn’t take much time or effort. The only time taking part here would be peeling the pomegranate. They can be done in just 5 minutes if you have pre-peeled or packaged pomegranate seeds.
Here is how you can make chocolate pomegranate bites in just 3 steps:
Step 1 Melt Chocolate – Add chocolate to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave in 30-second intervals, until the chocolate is smooth. Add coconut oil and mix well.
Step 2 Assemble Chocolate Pomegranate Cups – Add liners to a muffin tin and spoon about 2 tablespoons of melted chocolate into each cup. After that, sprinkle a spoonful of pomegranate seeds over the melted chocolate. Then drizzled with some more melted chocolate.
Step 3 Chill to Set – Place the tin in the refrigerator to chill for about 15-20 minutes until the chocolate is set.
I didn’t top these bites with anything. If you want some topping ideas then here are some ideas for you:
Crackers/Cookies – Crushed crackers and cookies such as digestive, graham crackers, Biscoff cookies, and Oreos can also be sprinkled on top of these bites.
Nuts – You can top them with chopped nuts such as pistachios, almonds, peanuts, or walnuts, almonds.
Nut butter – A drizzle of nut butter can make them taste richer. You can use almond butter, peanut butter, or pistachio butter for drizzling.
Seeds – You can sprinkle some tasty seeds such as flaxseeds, chia, sunflower, or pumpkin seeds.
Dried fruit – You can sprinkle some dried berries such as raspberry, strawberry, cranberries, or blueberries.
After the chocolate is set, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They keep fresh for up to 5 days.
These bites taste good when served at room temperature and also straight out of the fridge.
But for some people, chocolate straight from the refrigerator is a bit hard, so if you find it hard, then you can keep them at room temperature for 15-20 minutes before eating to soften the chocolate a bit.
Expert Tips & Tricks to make the best Pomegranate Chocolate Bites
Always use a microwave-safe bowl when melting chocolate in the microwave. I personally like to use a glass or ceramic bowl.
Melting Chocolate – For melting chocolate, you can also use a double-boiler if you prefer.
Chocolate – I have used a combination of high-quality dark, milk, and white chocolate. If you want to make healthy bites, then you can also use only dark chocolate.
Toppings – I didn’t add any toppings to these pomegranate chocolate cups, but to make them look fancier or give them an additional texture, flavor, and taste, you can use dried berries, toasted almond flakes, coconut flakes, sea salt, or roasted pistachios.
One large pomegranate will yield about 1 1/2 cups of arils. So you will need about 2 large pomegranates to get 3 cups of seeds.
You can either use a muffin tin and paper muffin cups for this recipe or silicone muffin cups.
**Freeze - **These bites stay fresh in the refrigerator for about 5 days. If you want to store them for longer then you can freeze them for up to 3 months in the freezer. To freeze, wrap each bite in plastic wrap and then place them in a ziplock bag or in an airtight container and freeze.
Chocolate - I’ve used three types of chocolate (dark, milk, and white) for making these cups. Feel free to use any of your favorite chocolates for making these cups, they would come out just perfect. You can also use candy melt for melted chocolate.
How to make Vegan Chocolate Pomegranate Bites
Chocolate Pomegranate Bites can be turned into a vegan dessert by substituting just one ingredient. Substitute the chocolate with vegan chocolate. That’s it!
How to make Chocolate Pomegranate Bites in advance?
Chocolate Pomegranate Bites can certainly be prepared in advance. These bites keep fresh for up to 5 days in the refrigerator. To store, pack each bite tightly in plastic wrap first and then transfer them to a ziplock bag and freeze. Whenever you want to eat these bites, thaw them overnight in the refrigerator.
How to Choose the Best Pomegranates
Choosing the most sweet, juicy and red pomegranate is easy. You just need to look for dark pomegranates that are unblemished, firm and have a deep red color
Chocolate Pomegranate Bites (Step-by-step photo instructions)
How to Make Pomegranate Chocolate Cups/Bites
- Melt the chocolates in small bowls in a double boiler or microwave on high for 1-2 minutes. When melting chocolate in microwave, stir after every 30 seconds to make sure it’s not burning. Add coconut oil to the melted chocolate and mix well until you get smooth and melted.744
- Line a mini muffin-tin with cupcake liners. In each cup, add about 3 teaspoons of melted chocolate. After that, top each cup with about 1 tablespoon pomegranate arils. Then, using a spoon, drizzle with more melted chocolate in a crisscross pattern over the pomegranate arils. At thi point, you can also sprinkle them with sea salt or coconut flakes.
- Refrigerate for about 15-20 minutes, or until chocolate sets. Pop them out of the tin, unwrap the chocolate cups. Arrange them on a platter and serve immediately. Keep them refrigerated until serving, these stay good for up to 5 days when stored in the fridge.