No Bake Chocolate Pomegranate Tart
Undeniably, I am a nerd. B tells me this all the time when I read “weird things” and sprout out random facts (my “fun facts of the day”).
My first introduction to pomegranates was the Greek myth of Persephone and Hades. Because she ate 6 seeds of the pomegranate from the underworld, she remains there for 6 months while her mother Demeter, goddess of the harvest, mourns, hence giving us seasons.
Another story is that the forbidden fruit, plucked and eaten by Adam and Eve, was not an apple, but the pomegranate. As the fruit originates from Iran, and the word “pomme garnete” literally means seeded apple in French, it makes sense. As lovely as apples are, pomegranates are probably the most beautiful fruits in the world, tempting anyone walking by.
No Bake Chocolate Pomegranate Tart
CRUST (adapted from my No Bake Granola Bars recipe)
1 cup packed pitted dates pitted, chopped
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter (the less sugar the better)
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats, toasted
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 cup dark chocolate chips
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup honey
fresh pomegranate arils
CRUST (full recipe details here): Use a food processor or blender to blend the dates to form a dough, adding water as needed (I used about 1/4 cup water, depending on how dry your dates are). Mix dates, honey, peanut butter, oats, cinnamon in a large bowl to make the dough. Add in chocolate chips.
Use the dough to form the crusts in round removable bottom tartlet tins. Place in the fridge for 1 hr or freezer for 30 min to set.
FILLING: Combine the yogurt and honey. Fill the chilled tarts with the honey Greek yogurt, then top with the pomegranate arils. Serve immediately or place in the freezer for 20 min if you want your yogurt firmer. Enjoy!
These tarts look fantastic; definitely will give them a try.
I loved The Emperor of All Maladies! Our book club just recently finished Being Mortal (highly recommend).
i was introduced to pomegranates about 8 years ago and i've loved them ever since! this is a beautiful and delicious way to use the seeds!
I've been putting pom in evvvverything lately. Salads get boring. This is a beautiful way to use them!
You make just about the cutest tarts ever! These little guys look delicious
These are so pretty! Love the little pomegranate seeds on top!
These look so delicious! Give me those antioxidants! I love pomegranates. My dad would always being them to me for my birthday (it's in October) when I was little so they have a special place in my heart 🙂
Yeah it's on my to-read list! Alas, all the library's copies of Being Mortal was checked out, so I just have to wait!
These look AMAZING! Loving the chocolate-pomegranate combination! I love your story about your introduction to pomegranates. I can't remember anything special about them in my own experience, but when I made some pomegranate chocolates for the first time this past week, it was my husband's first time trying pomegranates. Like, first time EVER. In Norwegian, pomegranates are called granateple which literally would translate to something along the lines of "garnet apple." So going into it, my husband thought he was going to be sampling some sort of apple. Imagine his surprise when I opened it and insisted he eat the seeds!
Always intimidated to use fresh pomegranates and de-seed them myself. In Dubai, we were so spoiled that you can buy fresh pomegranate seeds from the supermarkets.
Hey I noticed the last name change. Congratulations? 😉
I looove pomegranate,and I love these delicious looking tarts. Any recipe that combines pomegranate and dark chocolate is a winner in my opinion. 🙂
Ah, I stumbled upon pomegranates much more recently. Seems like I've missed out!
Yeah, I have a salad recipe with pomegranates too (my Autumn Arugula Salad), but these lovelies just beg for a dessert recipe
Ah, what a touching story ^__^ My dad struggles with eating them haha
What an interesting name in Norweigen! Grenade stems from "pomme grenade" in French, as the tiny shrapnel balls inside the grenade mimic the pomegranate’s seeds. I do love etymology.
Haha, I bet it was a shocker for your husband opening it up. It's like kiwis and dragonfruit – a surprise!
I can only find frozen seeds that are de-seeded, but those are plenty good enough for me. What a nice find.
Very astute notice on the name change! I still am engaged (fear not, I haven't eloped) but I changed my last name on Facebook for some anonymity – nothing major 🙂 trying to create some space with my online / real world life
These are beautiful!
Great flavor combination!
The first time we tried a pomegranate at home, Mom was very confused. She thought the hard, leather like white part was the part you were supposed to eat while the plump, juicy, red seeds were supposed to be thrown out. Needless to say she did not enjoy her first bite of pomegranate haha
I love this idea! Not only the no-baking part for something fast and easy, but they are pretty healthy especially compared to the alternative tart options. Great idea!
The round red fruit has a symbolic history as rich as its geographic history. Its profusion of seeds linked pomegranate fruit with fertility, while the long-lived trees became associated with rebirth and renewal. read more