White Chocolate Pomegranate Sunflower Seed Bites

DSC_4354AI have a deep appreciation for the pomegranate. It is juicy and sweet and fun to bite into and just absolutely perfect. They have been on sale for .49 cents each lately and I have bought no less than 20 of them in the past month or so. It happens once a year, so I reason that it all balances out for the other ten months of the year where I am deprived of the fruit.

Normally I eat them just straight out of a bowl, but a bit ago I decided to try to make a pretty incredible fruit even more delicious. DSC_4359I had some {good} white chocolate and sunflower seeds on hand and decided to mix it together and see what would happen – it is amazing. {I did it with dark chocolate too and that also worked. I am just a bigger fan of white.}

The pomegranate seeds hold their form, making for a beautiful, gem-like appearance amongst the white chocolate and when you bite into them the juices burst out.

The sunflower seeds are roasted and give an unexpected crunch and lend a more robust flavor.

And the white chocolate, melted to perfect creaminess, binds the ingredients together.

pomegranate-candyWhile I am more of the “dump and mix and dump more if needed” type recipe follower, I did take the time to document the process just so I could share!

To make these White Chocolate Sunflower Seed Bites you will need ::

2/3 cup of pomegranate (the seeds of 1 pomegranate, with you having eaten a generous handful or two)

1/3 cup sunflower seeds – roasted to desired crunch

10 oz of the best quality chocolate you can acquire (white or dark – follow your preference!)


 

Melt the white chocolate in a double boiler (or, with one pot on top of another pot with boiling water – just be sure no boiling water seeps into the top pot with the chocolate) – or use a microwave or any other means one might think of for melting chocolate.

Once the white chocolate has melted completely smooth, remove from heat and add pomegranate seeds and sunflower seeds to the pot. Stir to combine.

Mixture will cool fairly quickly to be able to handle with your hands. Roll into little balls or spoon into clumps. (I made 12.)

Let set in Freezer and enjoy!

I keep ours in the freezer until they are ready to eat.

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