A great project that keeps them busy
Ronan working hard
Our bowl of pomegranates and stack of chocolate. We chose a swiss milk chocolate for this batch. We used 6 bars with our 3 pomegranates. You could also use dark chocolate or a bakers semi-sweet chocolate. We wanted to take advantage of the amazing chocolate on the island. Before you melt your chocolate you need to prepare cookie trays or plates with wax paper or butter so the treats don't stick. You are going to place the treats on the trays with a spoon just like drop cookies and place them in the fridge to cool and harden.
Break up the chocolate so it is easier to melt. We melted ours in a double boiler system - we had to make one out of the pots we had. I should have taken a photo. A medium sized pot with about a third full of water. Bring the water to just before boiling - you don't want it boiling. Set a sauce pan - I used a deep frying pan on top - this allows the steam to heat up the pan. Start adding your chocolate - you want it to melt slowly and avoid burning - thus the reason for the double boiler. Make sure you slowly stir the whole time. Some baking chocolate has instructions to melt the chocolate in the microwave.
Yummy melting chocolate
Once the chocolate is completely melted mix the pomegranates and the chocolate in a bowl. This needs to be done fairly quickly as the chocolate can begin to harden.
The two ingrediants mixed together in a bowl.
"Dropping" the treats on the cookie trays. This all happens quickly before the mix cools and begins to harden.
A tray of treats ready for the fridge
Pomegranate treats ready to eat. I think after these treats chocolate covered cherries and strawberries will not even compare. Enjoy!!!!!