Chocolate Covered Oranges

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Chocolate Covered Oranges will be love at first bite. With the juicy oranges and sweet crisp chocolate, makes for a surprisingly good combo.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cool Time: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
An orange covered in chocolate.

Chocolate Covered Oranges will be love at first bite. With the juicy oranges and sweet crisp chocolate, makes for a surprisingly good combination.

An orange covered in chocolate.

Chocolate and oranges make an irresistible pair, I promise these will be a huge hit with whoever you share them with. Plus this is such an easy dessert to make in a pinch with few ingredients.

To learn more about mandarin oranges, visit the USDA for more information.


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What We Love About This Recipe

  • Simple Ingredients: For these chocolate covered oranges, all you will need is mandarin, chocolate chips, coconut oil, and flakey sea salt for garnish.
  • Family Friendly: Your family won’t expect the combination of chocolate and oranges, but it will take them by pleasant surprise!
  • Adaptable: You can change up what you garnish these orange slices with, whether its flakey sea salt, coconut flakes, or orange zest you can customize this recipe with your own touch.
A top shot of a wooden cutting board with the oranges and chocolate on them.

Ingredient Notes for Great Recipes

  • Mandarins: For best results you need 5-6 mandarin oranges. Each one should yield about 9-12 slices varying on size. You can also use any other type of orange that you would like.
  • Chocolate: For this recipe you will need semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips, you can also make milk chocolate oranges. Chocolate Melts or chocolate coating work well, too.
  • Coconut Oil: To make the chocolate melt evenly and easier to work with while dipping oranges, you will need a bit of chocolate oil.
  • Sea Salt: For an optional garnish, you can top will flakey sea salt.
Oranges, chocolate and oil.

Equipment Needed

  • Cookie Sheet
  • Parchment Paper
  • Microwave Safe Dish
  • Measuring Cups and Spoons
  • Wire Rack

How to Make Chocolate Covered Oranges

These are the basic steps for making Chocolate Covered Oranges. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

Peeling the oranges.

STEP 1: PEEL ORANGES

Start by lining a cookie sheet with a piece of parchment paper and peel the mandarin oranges and pull apart each slice from one another.

STEP 2: MELT CHOCOLATE

In a medium bowl is that microwave safe, melt the chocolate chips along with a teaspoon of coconut oil for 30 second increments, stirring in-between, until fully melted.

STEP 3: DIP ORANGES IN CHOCOLATE

Dip each orange piece in chocolate halfway and allow the excess chocolate to drip off, then transfer dark chocolate oranges to the cookie sheet lined with wax paper. Once you have covered all the slices in chocolate, top with a little sprinkle of sea salt.

Melting the chocolate and dipping the oranges in.

STEP 4: LET CHOCOLATE COVERED ORANGES SET

Transfer the cookie sheet full of chocolate oranges to the fridge for 20-30 minutes to allow the chocolate to set. Once chocolate has harden, serve and enjoy!

Prep and Storage Tips

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

To make this recipe ahead of time, follow the steps as usual. After chocolate has set, you can transfer the oranges slices to an airtight container storing the in the fridge for 1-3 days.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Store chocolate covered oranges in an airtight container or plastic bag in the fridge.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

To freeze chocolate oranges you can store in airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months.

Frequently Asked Questions about Chocolate and Oranges

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE DAIRY FREE

To make this recipe dairy free, you can use allergen friendly chocolate chips or use dark chocolate that does not contain dairy.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE WHITE CHOCOLATE IN PLACE OF DARK CHOCOLATE?

White chocolate would a delicious swap for semi-sweet or dark chocolate for a more orange creamsicle like taste.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE DOUBLED OR HALVED?

This recipe can easily be doubled or halved, just proportionally increase or decrease ingredients.

IS CHOCOLATE AND ORANGE A GOOD COMBINATION?

Chocolate covered oranges are a combination a will take you by surprise.

a group of the orange slices covered in chocolate.

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Garnishes: You could also top chocolate covered oranges with coconut flakes or drizzle with white chocolate.
  • Candied Orange Peel: For a slight variation on chocolate covered orange slices make chocolate covered orange peels, use candied peels in place of fresh oranges for sweet treat.
  • Stove Top: If you don’t have a microwave you can also set up a double boiler on the stove top by bringing a pan full of water to a gentle boil and placing a glass bowl over the top to allow the low heat steam create the melted chocolate. Check out this video tutorial to help you set it up.

What to Serve with Chocolate and Oranges

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An orange covered in chocolate.

Chocolate Covered Oranges

Yield: 50 slices
Prep: 10 minutes
Cool Time: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Chocolate Covered Oranges will be love at first bite. With the juicy oranges and sweet crisp chocolate, makes for a surprisingly good combo.
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Ingredients

  • 5-6 mandarin oranges, peeled & sectioned
  • ½ cup semi sweet or dark chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • Sea salt flakes

Instructions

  • Melt chocolate with coconut oil in microwave and stir until smooth.
  • Dip whole or sectioned oranges halfway then place on wax paper lined cookie sheet.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt flakes.
  • Place in refrigerator to set.
  • Serve & enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • Garnishes: You could also top chocolate covered oranges with coconut flakes or drizzle with white chocolate.
  • Candied Orange Peel: For a slight variation on chocolate covered orange slices make chocolate covered orange peels, use candied peels in place of fresh oranges for sweet treat.
  • Stove Top: If you don’t have a microwave you can also set up a double boiler on the stove top by bringing a pan full of water to a gentle boil and placing a glass bowl over the top to allow the low heat steam create the melted chocolate. Check out this video tutorial to help you set it up.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 11kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0.1g | Fat: 0.4g | Saturated Fat: 0.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 0.3mg | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 15mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.01mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, chocolate covered fruit, coconut oil, easy dessert, mandarian, oranges, sea salt

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