These dark chocolate pomegranate cookies are scrumptious, yet a smarter choice as far as desserts go.
Brought to you be Brookside.
Have you had the opportunity to discover Brookside Chocolates yet? Brookside Chocolates feature soft fruit flavored centers that are covered with smooth dark chocolate. While dark chocolate itself has been much touted for it's health benefits in recent years, the fruits used in these chocolates are several of the "superfruits" which are known for their strong antioxidant properties, such as Pomegranate & Acai. This makes for a delicious combination with added nutritive benefits.
I've actually had their Dark Chocolate Pomegranate chocolates before and enjoyed the burst of tangy fruit flavor nestled inside the sweet chocolate. As I've tried them before, I decided to incorporate them into a "healthified" cookie recipe, with lots of chocolate and some smart additions like whole wheat flour, Chia seeds and almonds. I've included the recipe for you below.
I grabbed a bag of the Acai with Blueberry & one of the Goji with Raspberry, which I had never seen before. Both chocolates were quite delicious, my guests and myself enjoyed both considerably.
More desserts you may like:
- ½ cup spread one of the heart smart varieties, but not fat-free
- 1 cup cane sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
- ⅔ cup whole wheat flour
- ⅓ cup all purpose flour
- ½ cup cocoa powder
- ½ tsp. baking soda
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon cardamom
- ½ cup slivered almonds
- 2 tbs Chia seeds
- 7 oz. bag of Brookside Dark Chocolate Pomegranate
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream together the spread and sugar, then add the egg, vanilla and salt. Mix well.
- In another bowl, mix flours, cocoa, baking soda, cinnamon & cardamom.
- Combine the dry and wet mixes, and mix well, then mix in the almonds and chia seeds.
- Pour the bag of Brookside Dark Chocolate Pomegranate candies onto a butcher block or cutting board. Cut the larger chocolates in half by rocking a good size chef knife back on them, then fold the chocolates into the cookie dough until evenly distributed.
- Drop dollops of the dough onto parchment about an inch & a half apart.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes. Then cool on racks.
Jennifer @ The Quirky Momma says
What a truly unique recipe. Thanks for sharing the recipe and the sample date. I may just try to find a Sam's Club out here.
They look divine! And I love Sam's Club!
Award worthy, truly! I love their chocolate covered pomegranate snacks but NEVER thought to bake with them.
Now that I finally tried chia seeds, I think I'm ready to try your cookies!
I definitely have to try those sometime!
Vanessa: thequeenofswag says
I love Brookside chocolate. I can eat a whole bag. These look delish!
Marcie W. says
I'm surprised I haven't heard of Brookside. Their products sound spectacular alone or inside delicious cookies!
Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies says
It's been far too long since I made cookies and now I want to whip up a batch of these immediately. I love pomegranate!
Tiff @ Babes and Kids says
You would find the acai ones of these in my pantry right now. Such a guilty pleasure, I really love these. I hadn't thought about baking with them though.
Maria G. says
Woo-hoo 🙂 I love it. I appreciate the look, the taste, the coming recipe. Nothing really matters when you are in love with chocolate like me))) Unfortunately, I haven’t had an opportunity to chew Brookside chocolates yet. But you really gave me chance. I’m waiting for free samples
WOW! That that looks so amazing. I cannot believe it is healthified!
Rachel @ Following In My Shoes says
These were on sale at the grocery store today and I was *thisclose* to buying some ... now I wish I had!
Those look so good!!!
I love the Brookside chocolate covered blueberries and pomegranate.
I have those blueberries in the fridge. I should make this!
Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy.com says
Oh goodness girl, those look so decadent and delicious.
Paula @ Frosted Fingers says
I don't like dark chocolate, but these look really good!