I don’t know a single person who does not like the combination of sweet and salty. I mean seriously, it’s both of America’s cravings wrapped in one! What could be better?
I do know some people who are not big fans of orange and chocolate, as well as people who have never tried this glorious pairing, and to those people, all I can say is WHUT?!
Every year growing up, “Santa” put a chocolate orange in my stocking. If you have not heard of chocolate oranges, they are my most favorite candy, and you are missing out. You can identify a chocolate orange as the baseball-sized pieces of chocolate. The instructions say to whack the chocolate orange against the counter, which will cause the orange to split into orange shaped chocolate segments for your bite-sized enjoyment. My mouth as watering as I think about it.
I have not had a chocolate orange in several years, so when I stumbled upon this recipe, blending three of my favorite flavors together (citrus, chocolate, and sea salt), I knew it was a must.
Prepare these chocolate dipped clementines for friends, car treats, a light dessert, a healthy snack, or for a dinner party. They are certain to be a crowd favorite.
Love, a rented kitchen
- 7-8 medium clementines
- 4 oz. dark chocolate, finely chopped
- 2 oz. of milk chocolate or butterscotch chips, finely chopped
- A few dashes of sea salt
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Rinse, peel, and separate the clementines into segmented pieces.
- In a microwave safe bowl, combine and melt the chocolate in increments of 20 seconds, stirring regularly.
- Dip the clementine segments into the chocolate, lay on the baking sheet, and immediately sprinkle with a dash of sea salt (you don’t want the chocolate to set without the salt!)
- Refrigerate the clementine segments for 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to harden (OR, if you do not have room in your refrigerator, you can allow the chocolate to set on the counter, but be aware it is likely to take longer than 10 minutes).
Notes and Tips!:
- Source: The Comfort of Cooking
- I believe these treats are best the day of, however they can be kept in the refrigerator for up to three days.
- The most tedious part of this recipe is removing the flesh from the clementine. Give yourself a few minutes for each clementine to clean off the white flesh once the clementine is peeled.
- If you like this recipe, try these other delicious dishes from ‘a rented kitchen’! (Recipe links below!)