Creamy Chocolate Pomegranate Squares Creamy Chocolate Pomegranate Squares

Creamy Chocolate Pomegranate Squares Author: The Canadian Living Test Kitchen Credits: Jodi Pudge

Pretty pomegranate seeds make these squares feel festive. If you're serving them with other cookies, bars or squares, cut them into smaller pieces, as they're quite rich.

  • Prep time 20 minutes
  • Total time 2 hours & 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate wafer crumbs
  • 1/3 cup butter , melted
  • 1 tub (475 g) mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cups pomegranate juice
  • 3 tablespoons liquid honey
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds

Method

In bowl, mix wafer crumbs with butter until moistened. Press into bottom of parchment paper–lined 8-inch (2 L) square cake pan. Bake in 350°F oven until firm and dry, about 8 minutes. Let cool slightly, about 10 minutes.

While crust is cooling, in bowl, beat mascarpone with sugar until smooth; beat in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour. Spread over crust, smoothing top.

Bake in 350°F oven until no longer shiny, about 20 minutes. Let cool completely in pan. Refrigerate until filling is set, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours.) In saucepan, bring pomegranate juice and honey to boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, about 8 minutes. Remove from heat. Let cool slightly, about 3 minutes. Pour over filling; sprinkle with pomegranate seeds. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes. Lift out onto cutting board; cut into squares.

Makes about 16 squares.

Nutritional facts Per square: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 124 mg
  • Sugars 13 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 240
  • Total fat 16 g
  • Potassium 82 mg
  • Cholesterol 37 mg
  • Saturated fat 10 g
  • Total carbohydrate 21 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 6
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 7
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 10
  • Vitamin C 2
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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