- October 5, 2022
- by Amy Gorin, MS, RDN
- 0 Comments
Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Cups
Looking for a tasty pomegranate dessert? You’re in luck, with these delicious dark chocolate pomegranate cups!
Pomegranates are in season now through the 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 pomegranate cups.
The inspiration for this pomegranate dessert recipe began when we saw 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! I ended up finding similar chocolate cups on Amazon. 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.
You’ll need just a few ingredients to make these dark chocolate pomegranate cups:
Ricotta: This sweet cheese provides a creamy base for the pomegranate cups.
Vanilla extract, cocoa powder, and honey: The ricotta is sweetened with unsweetened cocoa powder, vanilla extract, and just a touch of honey. If you’re vegan, you could use maple syrup instead of honey.
Pomegranate arils: The pomegranate arils in this these dark chocolate pomegranate cups provide a delightful crunch while adding sweetness via nature’s candy, fruit. Who can say no to juicy pomegranate arils?
These pomegranate cups 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.
Helpful kitchen tools
These kitchen items make it easier to whip up these pomegranate cups:
To make dark chocolate pomegranate cups, combine ricotta with vanilla extract, ½ Tablespoon cocoa powder, and honey in a small bowl.
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.
To minimize mess while you’re putting this dessert together, you can use a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Now, enjoy your dark chocolate pomegranate cups!
Pomegranate arils are the seeds of a pomegranate fruit. They are the edible portion of the fruit and are packed with nutrition.
Yes, pomegranates are good for you. They’re packed with a type of antioxidant called flavonoids. These antioxidants help prevent free radicals from damaging your cells, which can help reduce disease risk.
Some people have allergies to pomegranate. Also, eating pomegranate can affect blood pressure.
Thus, if you have a surgery scheduled in the near future, you may want to stop eating pomegranate until the surgery is over. Always check with a medical professional if you are uncertain.
More pomegranate recipes
If you enjoy these dark chocolate pomegranate cups, you may also like:
Dark Chocolate Pomegranate Cups
- 8 dark chocolate dessert cups vegan, if necessary
- 6 ounces part-skim ricotta or vegan ricotta, if necessary
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1¾ tsp unsweetened cocoa powder, divided
- ½ tsp honey or maple syrup, if vegan
- 1½ tbsp 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.
I’d love to hear from you! Did you make these dark chocolate pomegranate cups?
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