Chocolate Dipped Clementines with Sea Salt

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by Megan on January 18, 2011

It’s funny how sometimes I see a recipe and I mark it as a *must try*. Then there is other times that I see a recipe, and I get up and make it immediately.¬† That was the case when I saw these Chocolate Dipped Clementines over at Jessica’s blog.
I knew I had to make them right then and there!

In fact, I made these bad boys twice in two days. Although through no fault of my own, these  fresh and easy little munchies just seemed to disappear.

Just three ingredients!

quick and easy snack

Clementine oranges.

chopped chocolate for fresh and easy orange slices

Dark Chocolate.

Sea Salt

And some course sea salt.

chocolate covered orange slices with sea salt

I know a lot of you are freezing in you neck of the woods but here in California, it’s been beautiful.

I made the first batch to take to the races on Saturday. But it was too warm of a day, and I knew they would melt.

Chocolate Covered Oranges with sea salt

They got eaten at home. The kids loved them.

chocolate oranges by an orange sunset

The second batch I took with me over to a friends. It was a beautiful evening and the girls were getting together for an evening of bonding.

New fire ring

And a bonfire!

Check out the new fire pit my friend Donna got for Christmas.

Pretty dang nice, huh?

Chocolate dipped Clementine recipe

Sooo,

Good company,

Fine wine,

and chocolate Dipped Clementines.

That’s what makes my world go around!

Chocolate Dipped Clementines

  • 6 clementines, peeled and segmented
  • 1 3.5-ounce chocolate bar (use good quality chocolate)
  • coarse sea salt
  1. Melt chocolate in a double boiler.
  2. Dip half the clementine in the chocolate
  3. Sprinkle with sea salt.
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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Karen January 18, 2011 at 10:32 am

Oh, I am going to *have* to make some of these!

2 Megan January 18, 2011 at 10:42 am

Awesome idea! I definitely need to make these! Orange and chocolate is one of my favorite combos!

3 Cajun Chef Ryan January 18, 2011 at 11:09 am

One of my weaknesses is chocolate covered fruit, and oranges are on the top of the list, especially candied oranges covered in chocolate. Now, about that bonfire, is that your back yard? Because I want a huge bonfire pit just like that in my backyard!

4 Suzanne Collier January 18, 2011 at 12:21 pm

I LOVE the bonfire pit. We have one that my mom gave us and have really enjoyed it. As for the CDCs, these “little cuties” will definitely be on my Superbowl Buffet! Most excellent.

P.S. Sorry I missed the Wine, Firepit and a taste of your CDCs!

5 Lisa January 18, 2011 at 12:22 pm

It’s neat that you made a salty sweet combo with these. My friend introduced me to dipping them in soy sauce and vinegar, which was weird, but strangely delicious. I think your chocolate and sea salt idea, however, would be more appealing to others. By the way, I’m starting a new linky party this Saturday on my blog called “Sweets for a Saturday.” Feel free to come by then and link these up.

6 shelly (cookies and cups) January 18, 2011 at 1:28 pm

so strange, but yet I bet so delicious!
I bet my kids would go crazy for these :)

7 Lana @ Never Enough Thyme January 18, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Love this idea! I always look forward to the day Clementines start arriving in the stores here. What a great new way to enjoy them!

8 Pattyann January 18, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Oh, these look so wonderful! We are going to have to give them a try.

9 Maria January 18, 2011 at 3:59 pm

I saw these on Jessica’s site. I still need to make them!

10 Barbara Bakes January 18, 2011 at 5:20 pm

This is a fabulous idea! It feels like eating healthy and having dessert all at the same time!

11 Nisrine|Dinners & Dreams January 18, 2011 at 5:36 pm

I love dipping fruits in chocolate. Clementines are perfect for that.

12 Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction January 18, 2011 at 6:33 pm

I saw these on Jessica’s blog, and I marked them as a must-make. I will definitely have to make these now that you have made them, too. Yum!

13 Suzanne Collier January 18, 2011 at 6:38 pm

OK, I just made these and WOW! Taking them to a friend’s house tomorrow while she recovers from a radical hysterectomy. It will be her bon-bons for her afternoon TV. ;) Thanks! They are lovely and oh so tasty!

14 UrMomCooks January 18, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Oooo I must make these!!! Perfect little bites for snacking and dessert! Citrus never had it so good…

15 Erika January 18, 2011 at 8:19 pm

These look so YUM, but I have a question: How do you keep the un-dipped end from drying out? Do they need to be eaten right away?

16 Megan January 18, 2011 at 9:13 pm

Hi Erika,
The first batch that I made of these, I forgot about covering them up and they were just sitting in the fridge, uncovered and they were still fine the next morning. I got lucky and they didn’t dry out but I should have put them in Tupperware or a zip lock baggy. I would suggest eating them the day you dip them but they will last until the next day. I must say,they wont last long enough to really worry about them drying out. :)

17 Barbara @ moderncomfortfood January 19, 2011 at 2:07 am

Brilliant, Megan! Our tangerine trees have the very last of this year’s fruit on them now, and this is such a fabulous way to use it up. I’m bookmarking this recipe to use for home made gift giving next Christmas.

18 Elle January 19, 2011 at 5:09 am

Beautiful! And a favorite flavor combo, for sure!

19 Faith January 19, 2011 at 7:11 am

The is just brilliant. I never tried to make those babies before but now I am really tempted to do so. I bet the flavour was out of this world. Choclate and fruits? Very yummy.

20 stephchows January 19, 2011 at 11:12 am

ok YUMMM what a fun idea, and by a campfire… even better!

21 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking January 22, 2011 at 12:05 am

What an easy and elegant dessert or snack idea! They look just so yummy I could pluck one off the screen. I’ll have to steal this idea for my next dinner party. I’m so glad I found your blog and look forward to seeing more! :) – Georgia

22 Sarah, Maison Cupcake January 23, 2011 at 9:33 am

Ooh as we say in the UK using phrase from a vintage TV ad, these are “naughty but nice”. I’m not sure I could keep my hands off the clementine segments long enough though?! Possibly with the temptation of chocolate…

23 Beth January 23, 2011 at 11:09 am

Those look delicious! But really, it’s January. I don’t want to hear about how it’s so warm where you live that the chocolate will melt!

24 Kerstin January 23, 2011 at 1:11 pm

I love clementines so I’d be all about these! And that fire pit is awesome!

25 France @beyondthepeel January 24, 2011 at 9:11 am

What a great idea and the photos are fabulous. Step aside strawberries!

26 Delishhh January 26, 2011 at 9:04 pm

LOVE LOVE these. They are gorgeous. So simple but what a great dessert. Also your fire pit is awesome :)

27 Aggie March 20, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Love this!! I dipped some clementines for the first time on valentines day…but not in dark Choc & not with sea salt!!!
Loving that fire pit too!

28 Ashley April 12, 2011 at 10:47 pm

oh my!! you had me at oranges with salt. I remember being a kid and putting salt on my oranges. Adding chocolate!? Yummmmm. SO trying this one! Thanks for sharing!

29 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking December 16, 2012 at 9:10 am

These look fabulous, Megan. I’ve got to give them a try for my holiday parties!

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