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Chocolate Covered Oranges

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These chocolate covered oranges are a great treat all year long but we love making them at the holidays. They are sweet, indulgent, and juicy, perfect for sharing!

You only need five ingredients to make these delicious little slices of heaven. For all the chocolate lovers out there you have to give this recipe a try!

The bright citrus of the mandarins goes so well with the chocolate and a little sprinkle of sea salt helps offset the sweetness. Combined all of these flavors make for one fantastic little treat that everyone will devour.

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pin showing the finished chocolate covered oranges ready to eat with title across the middle.

If you have never tried a chocolate covered orange before you probably have questions…don’t worry….we aren’t covering the entire orange in chocolate!

These mandarin slices are dipped in chocolate and topped with sea salt after they are peeled and sectioned. So each one will be bursting with flavor…not rind.

The process for making these chocolate dunked orange slices is very simple as well. There’s nothing tricky to it, everyone can master this easy dessert recipe with a little practice. Try it out and see for yourself!

closeup view of the finished chocolate covered oranges ready to eat

How many servings does this recipe make?

This recipe for chocolate covered oranges will make about 24 servings. The total number of orange slices will vary depending on how many are in each of your mandarins.

Nature is funny like that, they’ll be unique to you! 2-3 slices after they’re dipped in chocolate and topped with sea salt is what we use as a guide for serving size.

That’s about 1/4 of a mandarin and then the chocolate and toppings included as well. You can do whatever works for you in terms of serving amounts and making extras, etc.

I don’t recommending making too many extras. These are best served fresh and do not keep super well because the orange juice will eventually seep into the chocolate and make it a little wonky.

Try and make sure you are making just what you will be able to share or consume in a day or two for best results.

some of the finished chocolate covered oranges laid out on a tray ready to serve

Is this a gluten free recipe?

Absolutely. Everything in this recipe for chocolate covered oranges is naturally gluten free. Make sure you double check all of your ingredients to make sure there’s nothing hiding in the fillers but for the most part you can rest assured that this recipe will contain no gluten.

For those of who need to make this recipe dairy free you can do so by choosing your coating chocolate appropriately. You can grab diary free dark chocolate chips to use for this recipe and then you’ll have a dairy free and gluten free treat to enjoy!

some finished chocolate covered orange slices ready to serve

Are these orange slices keto friend?

You can choose to use keto friendly chocolate for these orange slices which will help lower the carbs significantly but dark chocolate is already a good choice when trying to find options that are keto friendly.

Dark chocolate is also good for those on Weight Watchers as it is a good choice for keeping points lower too!

When it comes to being keto, low carb, and WW friendly this dessert is a good choice that will let you indulge your sweet tooth without too much damage to your eating plans.

a variety of finished orange slices covered chocolate ready to enjoy

What do I need to make this chocolate orange dessert?

As I mentioned above you only need four ingredients to make these chocolate covered oranges. You will need mandarin oranges, dark chocolate or semi sweet baking chips, some coconut oil, and sea salt flakes.

That’s all it takes to make this simple and sweet treat. You probably have some of these items on hand already in the pantry and if not, they’re easy to grab from the grocery store today!

ingredients needed to make chocolate covered orange slices

Here are some kitchen essentials that I like to have on hand when making recipes like this:

Making healthy meals, snacks, and desserts is a breeze with these kitchen essentials. Keeping things like this on hand makes my life so much easier in the kitchen.

Some things that are great to have on hand when prepping meals like this is a cutting board, sharp knives, and storage containers.

You can also benefit from a good skillet, a kitchen scale, measuring cups, and this awesome strainer tool!

Featured image showing the finished chocolate covered oranges ready to eat

How to make chocolate dipped orange slices:

Let’s take a look at the step by step instructions for making chocolate dipped oranges. These sea salt topped beauties are really easy to make and you will love the end result.

Anytime you get a craving fro something sweet you’ll turn back to this recipe for a quick and indulgent snack or dessert.

peeled oranges ready to dip in chocolate

Melt chocolate with coconut oil in microwave and stir until smooth 

chocolate dipping of orange slices

Dip whole or sectioned oranges halfway then place on wax paper lined cookie sheet 

oranges dipped and ready to chill to harden the chocolate

Sprinkle with sea salt flakes 

oranges ready to rest and set

Place in refrigerator to set 

Serve & enjoy!

Four ingredients and four steps. What could be easier when making a dessert for the holidays?!

Finished chocolate covered orange slices

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If you have enjoyed making these orange slices you won’t want to miss out on any of these other delicious treats. They are tasty, simple to make, and great for sharing. Try out all of our favorite desserts and be sure to let us know which ones you love the most!

Printable Chocolate Covered Oranges Recipe:

Yield: 24 Servings

Chocolate Covered Oranges

Featured image showing the finished chocolate covered oranges ready to eat

These chocolate covered oranges are a great treat all year long but we love making them at the holidays. They are sweet, indulgent, and juicy, perfect for sharing!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

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

Instructions

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

Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 66Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 1mgSodium 27mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 1gSugar 9gProtein 1g

As with any of our recipes, carb counts, calorie counts, WW points and nutritional information varies greatly. As a result, your nutritional content depends on which products you choose to use when cooking this dish. The auto-calculation is just an automated estimate and should NOT be used for specific dietary needs.

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