Chocolate Covered Oranges

Was one of your News Years Resolutions to “Make Healthier Eating Choices”?

BUT – do you love Chocolate too much to give it up in the effort to eat healthier?

Well… you are in luck, I have the perfect solution for you! These Chocolate Covered Orange Slices can satisfy your sweet tooth and your need for chocolate while also giving you a boost of Vitamin C and are almost a healthy food. To be honest – I used some Cuties Clementines instead of Oranges (you can’t beat the price and they are so sweet and easy to peel and no need to worry about the seeds either). It doesn’t matter if you use Oranges or Clementines or Tangerines, these are so easy to make and look so pretty (and are a cheaper way to get that Chocolate Orange fix than those fancy Terry’s orange shaped chocolate things). So pick your favorite citrus and make this super fast and easy treat to bring a smile to those around you (or to make yourself smile).

Chocolate Covered Clementines

  • 1 clementine (peeled)
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips (semi-sweet or whatever you like), you might have leftovers
  • 1 teaspoon shortening

Melt the chocolate and the shortening in the microwave on half power for 30 second increments, stirring after each 30 seconds. This will take at least a minute and a half. Make sure all of the little while string parts of the orange are off of each slice. Dip about half of the orange (or whatever) into the melted chocolate and allow the extra to drip (or be shaken) off of the orange. Carefully place dripped slices onto a sheet of wax paper and let set in the ridge for about 30 minutes. Once hard these can be stacked on each other and packed for gifts or lay out on a tray for tasty treats.

And remember: everyone loves chocolate dipped oranges, so the next time you have  chocolate fondue be sure to put some oranges in the mix!

One Year Ago – [Christmas] Stained Glass Jello

And I leave you with this, Today’s Question of the Day… What resolution did you make for 2012 & what steps do you plan to take to reach it?

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Comments

Chocolate Covered Oranges — 11 Comments

  1. Found this recipe at the SaSC link party. The photo is gorgeous! And I love that these are healthy. Plus, chocolate and orange is one of my all-time favorite flavor combos.

    Can’t wait to try it!

  2. This is just what I needed! I am planning on blogging about anything “orange” or containing orange for the month of January. These will fit right in – I’ll be sure and link you up when I post about these little cuties!
    In answer to your question re: NY resolutions – mine is to force myself to spend a little time each day not doing something work, kitchen or blog related but reading, relaxing, watching my bees or the birds in my yard, going for a walk, playing with the dogs, etc….I just came to this realization last week and yesterday I began my pursuit – I watched a movie (the Help). Today finishing my book! It should be simple to walk away from the kitchen and computer daily – wish me luck.

    • I love the idea to give yourself some “you” time where you can really just let loose. I think you’ll enjoy it – let me know if you come across any good books as well!!!

    • I would suggest making them as soon as possible to when you want to eat them. I made a day or two in advance and the orange wedges were starting to dry out a little bit.

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  4. I just made these… However the chocolate didn’t quite stick to the orange I would dip and dip again and it would not cover the entire area I was trying to dip…?? Comments?