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These 2 Ingredient Chocolate Dipped Oranges are sweet, refreshing, and total delight for your taste buds.
This combination of fruit and chocolate is one you absolutely need to try this festive season. The best part is, the recipe is incredibly simple- you’ll need just a few minutes to make them.
Fruits are sweet and delicious all on their own, but dipping them in chocolate takes them to the next level. I know that because I’ve been obsessed with my chocolate dipped pineapple too!
Ingredients For This Chocolate Dipped Oranges Recipe
Oranges: I used mandarin oranges for the recipe, simply because they’re so easy to peel and section out.
Dark chocolate: Dark chocolate brings a nice contrast in flavor with the bright, fruity oranges. I would recommend going 70% dark or above. That being said, if dark chocolate isn’t your jam, then go with your favorite – semi sweet, milk, etc.
Toppings: (Optional) You could use anything you like here- chopped nuts, coconut shavings, coarse salt or pretty much whatever you feel like.
How to Make Chocolate Dipped Oranges
- Section out and peel the mandarin oranges. Pat dry.
- Melt chocolate in a bowl.
- Dip each orange segment into the chocolate until it is halfway covered.
- Set on a prepared baking sheet and top with your choice of toppings.
- Refrigerate for up to 1 hour or until hard.
Tips & Variations for this Chocolate Dipped Oranges Recipe
- I recommend using the best quality chocolate you can get your hands on and as well, your favorite type. It’ll really make a difference in the flavor of the finished product.
- You can also use dark chocolate chips to make these oranges dipped in chocolate.
- To help create a nice crunchy shell-like coating around the oranges, you can also add a teaspoon of coconut oil to the melted chocolate mixture.
- If you don’t prefer the slight bitterness of dark chocolate, you could totally try this recipe with milk chocolate too.
- You could, in fact, try the exact same recipe with candied oranges instead of fresh oranges too!
- If you don’t want to use any toppings, just a little drizzle of melted white chocolate over the dark chocolate shell can also work wonderfully.
How to Serve the Chocolate Dipped Oranges
These chocolate-dipped mandarin oranges are perfect to serve whenever you’re hosting, or are just looking to present and serve fruit in a fun and interesting way.
In fact, you can replicate the same recipe with other fruits too. Strawberries, mango slices, kiwi slices are all great choices.
And if you love the idea of trying out some more similar recipes that revolve around using fresh fruit, you might want to try my 3 ingredient banana pops that are halloween themed, but leave out the eyes, and they’ll fit perfectly alongside the orange slices.
Storage Ideas & Suggestions
While this is one of those recipes you can make up to a day ahead of time, I would highly recommend making them just a few hours before you plan to serve them. This will help keep them fresh and hold their shape and texture best.
If you have any leftovers, you can refrigerate them in an airtight container for up to a day, maybe two.
I wouldn’t recommend freezing these orange slices as the texture will definitely change (and the chocolate will fall off) on thawing.
Questions You Might Have
- Can I use different oranges other than mandarins?
For sure! Just be sure to clean the pith very well from them, as well as scale the amount of melted chocolate you use in order to cover each slice if they are larger than mandarin orange slices.
- Can I use other fruit?
Absolutely! Besides the classic pairing of chocolate and strawberries, try using bananas! (sprinkling the chocolate with biscoff cookie crumbs on the chocolate dipped bananas are divine!)
Did you make these pretty chocolate dipped orange slices? I’d love to hear what you thought about them by leaving a comment and a star rating below! If you want to ask me questions about the recipe directly, please feel free to send me an email to [email protected]. Have a fantastic day!
- 3-4 mandarin oranges (christmas oranges)
- 1 bar of high quality dark chocolate (70% cocoa or more), approx 7 ounces (see notes)
- Additional optional ingredients (e.g. coarse salt, chopped nuts, coconut shavings)
- Wash the oranges thoroughly under cold water and pat dry with a paper
- Carefully peel them by separating them into individual segments. Be sure to remove the seeds and pith (the white part) from them.
- Make sure the mandarins are completely dry before dipping them in the chocolate. (see notes)
- Break the dark chocolate into small pieces and place them in a heatproof bowl. Heat the chocolate in 20-30 second intervals, stirring between each interval, until it is completely melted and smooth.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. One at a time, dip each orange slice into the melted chocolate, covering it about halfway. Drip the chocolate slice over the bowl so you don't waste the excess.
- Place them on their side on the baking mat.
- Add additional toppings while the chocolate is still soft by sprinkling them over the top. After you're done, chill the segments for at least 30 minutes.
If you prefer a sweeter chocolate, go ahead and use semi sweet or even milk chocolate for this recipe.
Be absolutely sure to dry each orange segment thoroughly. Any moisture can cause the chocolate to not stick, or seize and become difficult to work with.
For a richer flavor, you can use double dipping in white and dark chocolate or drizzle melted white chocolate over the dark chocolate.
Amount Per Serving Calories 62Total Fat 3gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 1mgSodium 3mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 1gSugar 7gProtein 1g
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands used, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.