Dark chocolate dipped oranges with sea salt

When I was little, I remember getting those chocolate oranges that were wrapped in tin foil and you would smash them on a table to open the orange. What were they called….hold on *looks it up on google*….Terry’s Oranges!!!

Yeah!

They aren’t actual oranges, they are more like orange flavored chocolate that come in segments like an orange and instead of peeling the orange, you get to whack it to get to the individual pieces. Loads of fun, great to relieve stress.

Well, I’ve been craving these bloody oranges and I can’t find them anywhere! It’s Christmas, they should be everywhere.

And then a light bulb went off. Why not make it myself but use real oranges, or in this case clementine?

A healthy and diabetic friendly version of this European confection.

It’s only three ingredients and easy to make in hardly any amount of time. Perfect for those holiday potlucks or if you are hosting a Christmas/New Years Eve party and you want to make something less guilty but still indulgent. Also, there’s fruit in it so it’s great for kids.

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Dark Chocolate Dipped Oranges with Sea Salt

7 clementine
4 oz of dark chocolate, melted
teaspoon of sea salt

Directions

Peel and segment clementine. Make sure there are not any veins or pith on it. Put in bowl and set aside

Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper

In a microwave safe bowl, melt the dark chocolate. It should take no more than 45 seconds in the microwave.

Dip clementine segments into chocolate and place on baking sheet.

Sprinkle some of the sea salt onto the dark chocolate area before chocolate hardens.

Place in fridge to harden the chocolate.

makes 60 pieces. PER SEGMENT – Calories: 13, Carbohydrates: 2 grams, Sugar: 2 grams.

It’s really easy to make. The only time consuming part is peeling the clementine, but that’s only because I am meticulous when it comes to deveining anything with a pith. I hate the taste of the white stuff, hate it.

I know what you’re thinking – sea salt, really. Trust me. It heightens the flavor of everything and gives it a minor salty kick. Consider this an elegant, modern version of terry’s oranges. Do you really want to whack an orange on a desk and eat that chocolate that used to taste of so good when you were a kid leaving you let down on the whole experience? No! Then make these and feel good about yourself.

Also, you could dip the whole segment into the chocolate, but I only did one side. I think it looks more appetizing and way cuter that way. It’s like your eating healthy fruit jellies dipped in chocolate. Only problem is, you’ll pop them in your mouth like it’s candy. But hey, at 13 calories a segment, who cares. Eat as many as you want. If you eat 12, you’re still consuming less carbs, sugar, and calories than a candy bar.

The best part is when the juice squirts out of them in your mouth as you chomp down on the chocolate. A childlike smile will appear on your face as you think, OMG! Where has these been all my life!

I think I’ll make this next year for Christmas for the in laws when they do their Christmas before Christmas thing.

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