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Dark Chocolate Pomegranate

I don’t like sweets, but once in a while I can be perked up by a piece of treat. Since this is a sweet Valentine’s month, I make more treats than usual, but I want to keep them healthy for my family.

My husband likes these berry or pomegranate covered dark chocolate. The packaged ones often come with a lot of additives such as MILK FAT, SOY LECITHIN, ARITIFICIAL VANILLA FLAVOR, CORN SYRUP, MALTODEXTRIN, CANOLA OIL, SODIUM BICARBONATE, SODIUM CITRATE, etc..

So here’s the easy homemade very and it tastes MUCH MUCH better because when you chew it, you pop the juicy, sweet, and tangy fresh pomegranate!

1 pomegranate (about 150 gram/5 Oz.)
1 Tablespoon of expeller-pressed coconut oil
1 pack of 100 gram/3.5 Oz. dark chocolate …
I use TJ’s brand**. It contain no additives or use popular brand Enjoy Life. If you want to do homemade to avoid cane sugar or can’t find a good store-bought one you can use the following ingredients:

1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup of melted coconut oil
1 Tablespoon of raw honey or sweetener of choice, more if you like it sweeter (taste it).

After open and remove pomegranate seeds from the fruit, put in little cups. Put aside a little bit to put on the top later.

Melt coconut oil and chocolate in the sauce pan on very low heat (or put together the homemade ingredients, mix and melt them in the pan).

Spoon the melted chocolate on to the cups. Chocolate will spread and cover most of the pomegranate.

Put the rest of the seeds on top of each cup and make sure they stick on.

Let it cool in the fridge. When it’s all harden, enjoy it. Don’t be addicted to it.

Side note: Most other dark chocolate bars may contain other additives, commonly emulsifier/soy lecithin and other artificial substances. I like this one:

From the healthy kitchen of RecFitter and active mom, Piyuthai. Read more at: http://goodcleanwholesomefunliving.blogspot.com/.