Spotlight Recipe: Chocolate-Dipped Clementines

by in Cookies & Other Desserts, Healthy Recipes, January 26, 2010

Chocolate-Dipped Clementines
We’ve got boxes of clementines around the house this time of year. Peeled and dipped in chocolate, this citrus fruit turns into a perfect dessert to serve with tea and espresso. A light sprinkle of coarse French sea salt heightens the flavor of the antioxidant-rich chocolate.

Chocolate-Dipped Clementines
Makes about 54 pieces

7-8 medium clementines
4-ounce dark chocolate bar (60-70% cocoa), finely chopped
Sea salt

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Peel and segment clementines, set aside. Gently melt chocolate in a small bowl in the microwave or over a double boiler. Working in small batches, dip segments in chocolate and transfer to parchment-lined sheet. Immediately sprinkle segments with a few grains of salt before the chocolate begins to set. Once all pieces have been dipped, set the sheet aside until chocolate hardens. To quickly harden chocolate, transfer baking sheet to the refrigerator for 10 minutes. Serve at room temperature.

Nutrition Info (3 pieces):
Calories: 44
Total Fat: 2 grams
Saturated Fat: 1 gram
Total Carbohydrate: 6 grams
Protein: 1 gram
Sodium: 237 milligrams
Cholesterol: 0 milligrams
Fiber: 1 gram

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Comments (19)

  1. terrie says:

    I use to spend lots of money at the rocky mountain chocolate factory on orange chocolate candy.It was just the kind with the jelly center .I may very well have to try this but Will wait on a special occasion.Like when my granddaughter visits in march.

  2. Debbie says:

    this sounds Great! Think I'll try it as a sweet touch to our Super Bowl party.

  3. oatmeal says:

    This is a great idea!! Will have to try them soon !!

  4. Kat says:

    Sounds delicious! Can't wait to try it. :)

  5. triciatorrey22 says:

    yummy…my favorite fruit and favorite sweet in one!

  6. Daisy says:

    I will pass this on to my daughter-in-law who loves clementines and choclate–what a great combination!

  7. amazonqueen says:

    6 peices for under 100 calories? I can't wait to try it!

  8. This is really nice recipe i love this because i love the chocolates.It 9is different than other dishes .It is best for the birthday party and and other occasion.

  9. Flor de sal says:

    replace sea salt for fleur de sel…. =)

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