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Chocolate Oranges

Chocolate oranges

Treat yourself to a quick bite of everyone’s favorite Paleo indulgence with these quick, chocolate-dipped orange slices. They’re perfect for anyone looking for a healthy treat without any nuts or nut flours, and the recipe couldn’t be easier: just melt the chocolate, dip the orange slices, and let them chill until the chocolate coating is solid and crunchy.

To really make this recipe work, make sure you get clementines or another type of orange that will come apart into neat sections. They’ll be much easier to hold and dip, not to mention less messy to eat! Of course, you’ll also want to be picky about your chocolate: check the package to see how much sugar is in it and try to get one that’s at least 85% dark – if not darker (remember that you’ll be eating it on the oranges, not all alone, so you’ll still be getting some sweetness from the fruit).

The salt is optional, but if you’ve never had salted chocolate, you really ought to try it: it really brings out the sweetness and gives the recipe an extra edge. There’s a reason why sea salt truffles are so popular!

This recipe would be a great special snack or dessert for kids, since it’s so colorful and the orange slices are easy for little hands. But arrange the slices in a pinwheel on a colorful plate, and it’s also perfect for a more adult-centric event: so much tastier than a sickly-sweet sheet cake, and prettier to boot!

Chocolate Oranges Recipe

Servings SERVES: 4Preparation time PREP: 15 min.Cooking time COOK: 30 min.

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Ingredients

  • 5 mandarin, clementine or oranges, peeled;
  • ½ cup dark chocolate;
  • Sea salt;
Chocolate oranges preparation

Preparation

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Melt the chocolate using a double boiler placed over boiling water on a medium-low heat.
  3. Dip each orange slice halfway into the melted chocolate and place on the baking sheet.
  4. Sprinkle each chocolate covered orange slice with sea salt, if using.
  5. Refrigerate for about 10 minutes and serve.