Pomegranate Stuffed Chocolate Covered Pretzels

Well, since I know that I am in fact NOT allergic to pomegranate, I figured I should get back to creating things with the wonderful case of POM Wonderful 100% pomegranate juice sitting in my fridge. I love stuffing things with cream cheese mixtures, so why not mix in some pomegranate?

First thing I have to say – I should have eaten these immediately. Yes they are super delicious and you really need to try them yourself, but what I meant here is that they got soggy after letting them sit awhile. For some reason it did not occur to me that the moist cream cheese would sacrifice the crunchy pretzel. After making them and sampling one in all it’s crunchy delicious glory, I stored the rest in an air-tight container in the fridge. When I went back for one later, the pretzel part was chewy. Boo!

Maybe if you covered them entirely in chocolate they would seem crunchier due to the hardened chocolate? Or what may be best, is dipping the pretzels in chocolate first, and then sandwiching them together. Yes I think that is the answer and I therefore reflect that realization below. After all, these deserve being made again because the cream cheese and pomegranate combination sandwiched between a slightly salty, crunchy, chocolate covered pretzel made for a wonderful sweet-n-salty treat.

Testimony: “I want to have sex with those pretzels.” – Bob

Ingredients:

8 oz. Neufchatel cheese softened

1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar

1/4 cup POM Wonderful 100% pomegranate juice

1-7.2 oz. bag Snack Factory original pretzel crisps*

2-11.5 oz. bags 60% cacao chocolate

Directions:

  1. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, and juice. Beat with mixer until well blended. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, or until ready to use.
  2. Line two cookie sheets with wax paper. Over a double boiler melt the chocolate, stirring frequently. Using two forks, one in each hand, dip one pretzel crisp at a time in the chocolate, flipping to coat completely. Let excess drip off before placing on prepared sheet. Continue with the remaining pretzel crisps; refrigerate until chocolate is set.
  3. Spread 1 Tbsp of the cream cheese mixture onto one side of a chocolate covered pretzel crisp, sandwich together with another crisp and place back on prepared sheet. Repeat until all the cream cheese is gone. Enjoy!

Source: The Spiffy Cookie original

*Can’t find the Snack Factory pretzel crisps? Never fear! Ritz also makes round pretzel thins, and Town House has the flipsides – one side pretzel, one side cracker.

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