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Chocolate Dipped Clementines with Sea Salt

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Oranges dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt is a simple, show-stopping dessert that is naturally gluten free and vegan-friendly.

Chocolate Dipped Citrus with Sea Salt - The Lemon Bowl

Citrus and chocolate are 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.

Drying Citrus Fruit - The Lemon Bowl

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.

Chocolate Dipped Citrus Fruit - The Lemon Bowl

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Chocolate Dipped Citrus Fruit - The Lemon Bowl

Chocolate Dipped Clementines with Sea Salt

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Oranges dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with sea salt is a simple yet full of flavor. Naturally gluten free and vegan-friendly.
PREP: 30 mins
TOTAL: 30 mins
Servings: 8


  • 4 oranges (peeled and separated into wedges (any citrus fruit will work including clementines, mandarines and grapefruit))
  • 1 cup chocolate chips (use Enjoy Life for vegan-friendly)
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • sea salt for sprinkling (optional)


  • 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.


To make ahead of time, simply store chilled chocolate-dipped fruit in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days before serving.
As you can see, I used a variety of citrus fruits including oranges, grape fruit and mandarines.


Calories: 134kcalCarbohydrates: 17.8gProtein: 1.1gFat: 7.6gSaturated Fat: 5.6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 71mgFiber: 2.3gSugar: 13.9g

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Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl, a healthy food blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be healthy. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave good food for their families. Click Here To Subscribe to my newsletter:


  1. I’m definitely making this for Easter! My boyfriend was just diagnosed with Celiac, so he and I both are now GF. I want to support him as much as possible. I reread your GF blog post, and I’ve seen you post this on Instagram. I think it is stunning even though it’s simple. I cannot wait to try making them with him!

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