Chocolate Dipped Oranges are a citrus and chocolate lovers delight! Dip each orange segment into a pool of creamy chocolate or dunk a whole clementine!
This time of year you will see a lot of strawberries dipped in chocolate. That combination has become a favorite for Valentine’s day celebrations. I love the decadent treat, but I know there are a lot of folks that don’t care for strawberries.
Actually, I know one person…my husband! I’m not sure why after 28 years of marriage I’m just realizing this fact, but it’s true, he’s not a strawberry fan. What’s not to like? I can only imagine that his palate was tainted with berries that were picked too early. The ones that arrive tasteless, and he hasn’t recovered from the trauma! It happens.
So no strawberries for him, instead I tickled his tastebuds with citrus dipped in chocolate! I picked up naval and blood oranges as well as little cutie clementines, peeling each piece and removing as much as the pith as possible, and then dipping them in chocolate.
I even tried to dip each piece of the clementine, but those itty-bitty slices are too small to get a nice coat of chocolate, so I dunked it whole. That was a fantastic idea and a fun way to eat a clementine! Once coated in chocolate it looks like a mini chocolate covered donut! It breaks apart like Terry’s Chocolate Orange balls, except the inside is real orange not flavored oil!
I used Ghirardelli’s candy making & dipping wafer, but you can also try my Homemade Magic Shell recipe. Just get the orange slices super cold before dipping in the magic shell!
Chocolate Dipped Oranges
This simple dessert takes fresh orange slices or full size clementines and dip them into melted chocolate for a delicious treat.
- 6 ounces Dark Melting Wafers
- Orange Segments (blood orange, naval or clementines)
- Parchment paper
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Melting Chocolate on the stove
Place chocolate wafer in a double boiler over low heat. Stir until smooth and melted.
Melting Chocolate Chocolate in the Microwave
Place chocolate wafers in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on defrost for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat process until completely melted and smooth.
To Dip orange segments
Dip each piece of orange segment in melted chocolate and set on prepared baking dish. Let cool and if desired sprinkle with chopped nuts or a touch of sea salt. Enjoy right away.
I dipped 4 clementines, and the segments from blood and naval oranges.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 231Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 172mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 2gSugar: 19gProtein: 2g
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Hi Sandra, I found you on Twitter and came here to check your blog. I love the idea of covering oranges in chocolate! I usually see orange and chocolate in desserts and cakes but this is really creative! I will come back regularly to check your updates!
What a fantastic idea. I do love the combination of citrus and chocolate. These are a fantastic after-dinner treat. I’m going to try this and will pin! xx
Two of my fave flavors in one tasty treat? Yes please!
Michele @ Flavor Mosaic
This is a great idea. I had never thought of dipping oranges into chocolate. Now I have to try that.
These sound amazing and look they aren’t too terrible to make either.
Yvonne [Tried and Tasty]
I need to try blood oranges, they are so pretty and I’ve been seeing them everywhere!
Oh my goodness, this is totally brilliant. The flavors sound perfectly divine together!
I love the dipped clementines- so cute! They make me smile! Also sharing some Sverve love. You deserve it!
My husband loves the orange chocolates. He always gets one in his stocking for Christmas. I a sure he would love the real thing even better.
Oh I’ve never head chocolate covered oranges. I’ve had other chocolate covered fruit though. Sounds delicious.
Kristin @ Dizzy Busy and Hungry!
Orange and chocolate just go so well together! I love this idea!
Sheena @ Hot Eats and Cool Reads
I love that you dipped both blood oranges and clementines!! Such a great idea!
Super cool idea. I particularly like the dipped whole clementine.
Erica (@Erica's Recipes)
I am so loving the blood orange segments dipped in chocolate idea. Orange and chocolate go soooo well together.
I don’t think I have ever tried a chocolate dipped orange, sounds amazing!
I do love strawberries dipped in chocolate-but they do get boring after a while. I am definitely going to try citrus dipped in chocolate-U am positive I would love it.
Renee's Kitchen Adventures
Orange and chocolate are a great combination!
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I NEVER buy chocolate oranges because homemade is so much better! I love this! It’s crazy fast! 🙂
Wow… those look amazing, Never tried chocolate covered oranges, but im sure they’re delicious…
My daughter would like these. She loves chocolate dipped anything and bonus points if she gets to do it herself.
This is a must have! I can’t wait to eat some of this! awesome idea!
That is such a great idea! I have seen chocolate dipped segments but never the whole orange. YuM!
these look amazing! I love the combination of chocolate and orange.
Robin (Masshole Mommy)
What a delicious snack those are. A healthy sweet treat 🙂
Your comment on your husband not liking strawberries sounds like a similar thing we’ve got going on here. For some reason, all of the boy have stopped liking berries of any kind. I find that so strange. In any event, your chocolate dipped citrus look gorgeous and make a wonderful treat!
Yum! This definitely made me think of the chocolate oranges you find at Christmas, however, this is a chocolate orange I believe I would like much, much better!