Oranges dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt is a simple, show-stopping dessert that is naturally gluten free and vegan-friendly.
Citrus and chocolate is one of my favorite flavor combinations and one I grew up enjoying quite frequently thanks to my beautiful mother. Without fail, whenever we go out for ice cream she orders a scoop of chocolate and a scoop of lemon ice cream in the same dish.
Whether you’re looking for a flour-less Passover dessert, a make-ahead Easter treat or just want a healthy snack you can feel good about, you will love these Chocolate Dipped Oranges with Sea Salt. They couldn’t be any easier to make and they are a fun activity to get the kids in the kitchen if you trust them around a bowl of melted chocolate.
One tip I’ve learned is to dry the oranges thoroughly before dipping in the chocolate. I’ve found that chocolate has a hard time adhering to wet fruit so I like to line my citrus wedges on a bit of paper towel before getting down to chocolate dipping business.
Hey, it’s a rough job! But someone has to do it….
No forks required.
- Peel citrus fruit and lay out on a paper towel to remove any excess moisture.
- Place chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl and heat until melted, stirring every 30-45 seconds. Depending on the power of your microwave, this should only take a couple minutes.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. One at a time, dip half of each orange wedge into the melted chocolate then lay flat on prepared baking sheet.
- Repeat until you've dipped all of the fruit. Sprinkle lightly with sea salt.
- Refrigerate pan to allow fruit to cool and chocolate to harden for 60 minutes before serving.
As you can see, I used a variety of citrus fruits including oranges, grape fruit and mandarines.