Grilled Almond Butter, Dark Chocolate, & Pomegranate Sandwich

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Stack of Grilled Pomegranate, Almond Butter, and Dark Chocolate Sandwiches

If you could just give me a moment…alone with this sandwich, I’d appreciate it. Hubba hubba.

Freshly sliced Crusty Wheat Bread for making pomegranate sandwiches

I am a loyal fan of grilled sandwiches, especially of the cheese variety. But as I’ve shared before, I have to watch my dairy intake. You can’t keep a girl from her bread though, so to the drawing board I went. That’s about the time this beauty came to mind. Friends, I give you the grilled almond butter, dark chocolate, and pomegranate sandwich. Your taste buds will thank me.

Broken apart dark chocolate bar for making Dark Chocolate Almond Butter Sandwiches
Bowl of pomegranate seeds and fresh pomegranate ready to have its seeds removed

The method for making this sandwich is as simple as it gets. Simply  butter two slices of crusty bread, slather some almond butter inside and stack it high with quality dark chocolate and plenty of pomegranate arils. The result is an incredibly flavorful, satisfying sandwich that’s healthy enough to justify for lunch, yet decadent enough to call dessert.

Making Grilled Almond Butter Chocolate Pomegranate Sandwiches in a skillet

This is kind of my dream sandwich. Technically I suppose banana would replace the pomegranate, but I am capable of branching out sometimes. Besides, pomegranates are a tasty and healthy way to branch out and they go perfectly with almond butter and dark chocolate.

Plate stacked high with Dairy-Free Grilled Pomegranate, Almond Butter, and Dark Chocolate Sandwiches

I’m in love with this recipe! Almond butter and dark chocolate create a creamy, melty decadent filling while pomegranate arils burst with sweet, slightly tart flavor in every bite. And that perfectly-buttered, crispy crust? Don’t even get me started. Make this sandwich!

Grilled Almond Butter, Dark Chocolate, Pomegranate Sandwiches piled high on a cutting board

Grilled Almond Butter, Dark Chocolate & Pomegranate Sandwich

A grilled sandwich on crusty wheat bread stuffed with almond butter, quality dark chocolate and pomegranate arils.
Author Minimalist Baker
Stack of Grilled Almond Butter, Dark, Chocolate, & Pomegranate sandwiches on a plate
4.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 2 (sandwiches)
Course Dessert, Sandwich
Cuisine Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? Best when fresh


  • 4 slices whole grain crusty bread
  • 2 Tbsp dairy-free butter (such as Earth Balance // or sub olive oil)
  • 4 Tbsp roasted salted almond butter
  • 4 squares dark chocolate (dairy-free for vegan; don’t exceed 70% cacao)
  • 2-3 Tbsp pomegranate perils*


  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat.
  • Butter the outsides of the slices of bread, then slather the inside of half of the slices with almond butter.
  • Next add 2 squares of chocolate on top of each of the almond butter slices and top with pomegranate arils. Top with the other slice of bread, buttered side up and place the sandwich in the skillet.
  • Push down with a heavy spatula to compress. Gently flip when the bottom is browned and crusty – about 2-3 minutes. (be careful not to burn)
  • Cook for another 2-3 minutes on the other side. Serve immediately.


*Watch this video for instructions on how to open a pomegranate.
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

Nutrition (1 of 2 servings)

Serving: 1 sandwiches Calories: 556 Carbohydrates: 50 g Protein: 13.5 g Fat: 35 g Saturated Fat: 11 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 440 mg Fiber: 6 g Sugar: 21 g

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  1. Sabina says

    Hi Dana, all amazing recipes, but I am looking in “How to do ” cannot find how to do almond butter myself, as you say Tahini is easy, would it be the same with almonds, as something in etween the almond milk and tahini-? using almond oil perhaps? well I will ry and come back and tell you here bestes.
    Thx a lot for all these inspirations, am start cooker!

  2. Cheri says

    Pomegranate seeds are called ‘arils’ correctly in the body of your post, but then are misnamed ‘perils’ in the ingredients section.

  3. Taylor says

    These look so delicious! I cannot wait to try them! p.s. your youtube link is displaying some code in the post!

  4. Kristen @ The Vegan Weirdos Next Door says

    I used to love nutella on pretty much anything pre-vegan days, but never thought to make a toasted/grilled type of sandwich out of it. This sandwich is just perfect- everything about it. I can’t wait until the next time Whole Foods has organic pomegranate so I can give it a shot. Meanwhile, maybe I will use up some of the frozen strawberries I have ;)

  5. Molly | memo2munch says

    Hoooooooly. This is making my taste buds tingle, and I just had lunch! There’s something so satisfying about the crunch of the bread giving way to warm gooey filling–especially when it involves chocolate! I recently found out that I’m allergic to dairy, and I’ve been missing grilled cheese like CRAAAZY. I’m thinking this will be an even better treat. :) So long cheese, not missing you anymore!

    Thanks for the recipe. I can’t wait to make it!

  6. Abbie Emmons says

    Oh my gosh. You guys. Have just. Ruined. My. Life.
    This sandwich is stunning beyond anything I think I have ever seen before.

  7. Alexis @ Hummusapien says

    This is one SEXY sandwich. Chocolate AND almond buttah all laced with those gorg pomegranate seeds? I’m so in!

  8. Donna says

    Why is this making me fantasize about “French Toasting” the incredibleness at this very moment?!…The dark chocolate with the pomegranate arils are so visually popping!!!

  9. Sarah says

    I seriously can’t even begin to describe how excited I am to try this. Dark chocolate beats Nutella on every count, in my book!

  10. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says

    Chocolate sandwich?! I’m in! We used to have something similar when I lived in Switzerland – it was totally normal o eat them there! Definitely trying this :)