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Heart Shaped Chocolate Pomegranate Candies – 3 ways

The easiest little no-bake heart shaped chocolate pomegranate candy bites, with three options for mixing up the flavors. Vegan friendly, gluten free, delicious and perfect for your Valentine.

Chocolate Pomegranate Candy Recipe - all the heart shaped bites together, chocolate, peanut butter and pomegranate

YOU GUYS. I made these 5 different ways and I couldn't settle on just one way to share them with you, so I'm sharing them all!

The basic idea of these was adapted from Chocolate Covered Katie, which is essentially just melted chocolate + pomegranate seeds.

However, especially if you're melting chocolate in the microwave, it has a tendency to burn. So the first time I tried it I decided to go muddy-buddy style and add in peanut butter!

Wait, is muddy buddy style not a saying? I just mean that similar to the muddy buddies snack (or puppy chow for the animals that call it so) I added peanut butter to make the chocolate smoother (and more delicious).

Result:

Chocolate Pomegranate Candy Recipe - melted chocolate in candy mold

You can't even tell there is peanut butter in there, can you?

{Side note: This is actually an ice tray from IKEA. There's a link in the recipe where you can find a similar heart shaped candy mold.}

Chocolate Pomegranate Candy Recipe - melted chocolate in candy mold with pomegranate seeds

But if you're someone who is skeptical about the idea of peanut butter, chocolate AND pomegranate seeds, I decided it's best to split up the flavors.

So you have OPTIONS.

Instead, I added a bit of coconut oil to the chocolate chips to melt – chocolate base

Melt the peanut butter separately = peanut butter drizzle

Pomegranate seeds (arils)

and mix and match the flavors like so.

Chocolate Pomegranate Candy Recipe - melted chocolate peanut butter with pomegranate seeds

You can have some chocolate and pomegranate seed bites…

(I've seen them called pom poms, should we call them chocolate pom poms?)

Chocolate Pomegranate Candy Recipe - chocolate pomegranate heart shaped candy bites

Chocolate Pomegranate Candy Recipe - chocolate pomegranate pom pom heart shaped bites

Or some heart-shaped chocolate and peanut butter candy bites…

Chocolate Pomegranate Candy Recipe - chocolate peanut butter heart shaped bites

AND/OR a few chocolate, peanut butter, and pomegranate seed bites.

Chocolate Pomegranate Candy Recipe - chocolate peanut butter pomegranate heart shaped bites

So, what do you say? Do you want one, two, or all three?

I know my answer.

Chocolate Pomegranate Candy Recipe - all the heart shaped bites together, chocolate, peanut butter and pomegranate

These are PERFECT for Valentine's Day, or any time you need a heart shaped treat.

Who's your Valentine?

Yield: 16 bites, depending on your candy mold size

Heart-shaped Chocolate Candy Bites - 3 ways (pomegranate and peanut butter option)

Chocolate Pomegranate Candy Recipe - all the heart shaped bites together, chocolate, peanut butter and pomegranate

The easiest little heart shaped chocolate pomegranate candy bites, with three options for mixing up the flavors. Vegan friendly, gluten free, delicious and perfect for your Valentine.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (I've tried both dark chocolate chips and semi-sweet, use a vegan option if needed)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons smooth peanut butter (optional, see notes)
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, add chocolate chips and coconut oil. Heat in microwave for 15 seconds at a time, stirring in between, until melted.
  2. In a second small bowl, melt peanut butter (roughly 30 seconds in microwave), stir.
  3. In a heart-shaped candy mold or ice cube mold, pour in melted chocolate, leaving extra room in some of them. Add in melted peanut butter to the shapes with extra room. Top with pomegranate seeds as desired.
  4. Place in fridge or freezer until hardened, at least 10 minutes. Enjoy! Keep leftovers in fridge.

Notes

*See post for pictures on flavor varieties. 

I made some with the melted chocolate + pomegranate seeds, some with melted chocolate + melted peanut butter, and a few with melted chocolate + melted peanut butter + pomegranate seeds.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

16

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 48Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 10mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information is calculated automatically by an online tool at Nutritionix. It is not always accurate. Please use your own tools to check if you rely on this information.

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Sandi

Friday 9th of February 2018

Wow...these look like a great project to make with my kids.

Emily

Friday 9th of February 2018

Two of my daughters love pomegranate. I should make these for them!

Laura

Thursday 8th of February 2018

Those candy bites are so cute and the combination of the ingredients sounds fantastic. I am sure my boys will love them

Amy Nash

Thursday 8th of February 2018

I've got the two cutest little valentines (and one big, handsome one) you ever did see. And I know for a fact that they would adore these yummy little bite-size candies!

Ginny McMeans

Thursday 8th of February 2018

Love the shape of the hearts in this mold. Can't go wrong with chocolate and peanut butter :)