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 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.
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.
Chocolate Dipped Clementines with Sea Salt
- 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.
38 thoughts on “Chocolate Dipped Clementines with Sea Salt”
These. Look. Amazing. The sea salt is so genius and I can’t wait to make them!
I would just keep reaching for these wedge, after wedge, after wedge…such a fun treat!
I think I ate 100 pieces. ;)
These look like such a delicious and easy dessert to make! And I too loooove the chocolate-citrus combo!
It was so easy!!
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!
This is the perfect GF dessert!!
Love the simplicity and wow factor of this. Sometimes it really is the easiest things that are the most delicious (and beautiful!).
Isn’t that the truth?? Thanks so much!
I too love citrus and chocolate. These are so pretty and the perfect healthy dessert.
Thank you so much Norma!
Love this so simple, so perfect!
Thanks so much friend!
For as much as I love dark chocolate with citrus in it, I’ve never thought to dip fresh citrus fruit in chocolate. This is a total game changer.
It is seriously so easy and addictive! Can’t wait to see you!
OMG, these are divine!
Thank you so much Nik!!
Such an easy little dessert that is both satisfying and healthy!
Thank you so much!!
These look divine!
these are amazing!! It’s like healthy candy :)
Such a great idea!! And so cute too!
Aww thank you Ali!
Love this idea, Liz! It’s a great way to mix up the ol’ dessert table at Easter or Passover. Plus, you can have 57 because it’s healthy, right? :)
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My kind of dessert!
I had so much fun making these with Asher!
These look so fancy for how easy they are to make. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
Thanks so much Camille!
Such a fun, fruity snack! I love it.
Aww Thank you Ashley!
These look like the perfect healthier dessert when I am craving something sweet! Oranges and chocolate is such a divine combo, and salt makes everything yummier! Pinned :)
Thank you so much!
As a gardener……I don’t mind letting the kids get a bit dirty so I will gladly make these with them for a fun activity.
But…..I’m licking the chocolate bowl =)
Thank you so much Laura!! And heck yes to licking the bowl. ;)