Chocolate Dipped Oranges Recipe

These chocolate dipped oranges are an easy and delicious addition to any dessert table. They’re perfect for the holidays and can be prepared in advance. A sprinkle of fresh orange zest gives these juicy treats a big boost of citrusy flavor that contrasts beautifully with dark chocolate.

What to serve with these chocolate dipped oranges

If you’re making these for a holiday party and would like another simple treat to add to the dessert table, try these yummy chocolate covered figs. They’re quick and easy to prepare.

Chocolate dipped oranges sprinkled with orange zest on a white plate.

Ingredients and substitutions

I like to use fresh clementine oranges when making these chocolate dipped oranges, because their segments are bite sized which makes them easy to eat and perfect for parties. You can use any other type of orange you prefer (but I don’t recommend using frozen or canned oranges).

I like using dark chocolate because the subtle bitterness contrasts so nicely with the bright, tangy flavor of the oranges. You can substitute any type of chocolate you prefer.

Fresh orange zest really boosts the orangey flavor of these chocolate dipped oranges. You can omit the zest if you’re in a hurry but I definitely recommend including it if possible.

How to make chocolate dipped oranges

Start by adding the chocolate chips to a pot on the stove set to low heat. Stir constantly until the chocolate has melted and there are no solid lumps remaining, then remove the pot from the heat and transfer the melted chocolate to a bowl. Alternatively you can melt the chocolate in the microwave if you prefer.

Warm melted dark chocolate in a glass bowl.

Use a grater or zester to remove the zest from one of the oranges, then reserve. Next you’ll peel the oranges and gently pull the segments apart to separate them.

Clementine orange segments on a white plate.

Dip an orange segment halfway in melted chocolate, place it on a plate lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, then immediately sprinkle on a pinch of orange zest.

A single chocolate dipped clementine segment on a turquoise silicone baking mat.

Repeat with the rest of the orange segments.

Clementine segments dipped in melted chocolate on a silicone baking mat.

Place the plate of chocolate dipped oranges in the fridge to harden for at least 45 minutes before serving.

Chilled chocolate dipped clementine segments on a silicone baking mat.

Storage

Store these chocolate dipped oranges in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

Chocolate covered clementine orange segments on a white plate.

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Chocolate Dipped Oranges Recipe

These chocolate dipped oranges are an easy and delicious addition to any dessert table. They're perfect for holiday parties, dinner parties, or whenever you're in the mood for a sweet and juicy treat.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Chilling time 45 minutes
Total Time 57 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 83.3kcal

Equipment

  • Parchment paper or silicone baking mat

Ingredients

  • 3 clementine oranges (or any type of orange you prefer)
  • The zest of one of those oranges
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips or chopped chocolate

Instructions

  • Add the chocolate chips to a pot on the stove set to low heat.
  • Stir constantly until the chocolate has melted and there are no solid lumps remaining, then remove the pot from the heat.
  • Transfer the melted chocolate to a bowl.
  • Use a grater or zester to remove the zest from one of the oranges, then reserve.
  • Peel the oranges and gently pull the segments apart to separate them.
  • Dip an orange segment halfway in melted chocolate, place it on a plate lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, then immediately sprinkle on a pinch of orange zest.
  • Repeat step 6 with the rest of the orange segments.
  • Place the plate of chocolate oranges in the fridge to harden for at least 45 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • Store these chocolate dipped oranges in an airtight container in the fridge for up to three days.

Nutrition

Serving: 4Pieces | Calories: 83.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 10.3g | Protein: 1.3g | Fat: 4.3g | Saturated Fat: 3.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 0.1mg | Sodium: 14.7mg | Potassium: 124.7mg | Fiber: 0.9g | Sugar: 6.6g | Vitamin A: 1.4IU | Vitamin C: 10.9mg | Calcium: 47.6mg | Iron: 0.2mg

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