White Chocolate and Chocolate Dipped Mandarin Oranges

12.19.2016

White Chocolate and Chocolate Dipped Mandarin Oranges are the perfect last minute treat for a party or gift! They are so easy to make, they only require TWO ingredients (plus sprinkles or salt if desired), and people of all ages love them!

Chocolate dipped mandarin oranges on parchment paper, some are covered with Christmas sprinkles or sea salt.

Chocolate Dipped Oranges

I’ve already made these three times in the last three weeks, my family absolutely loves these and I love that they are quick treat!

Believe it or not my mom who is crazy about dark chocolate actually liked the white chocolate ones better so be sure that you try both versions at one point or another.

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Dipping mandarin orange in melted white chocolate.

One thing I love about these is that the chocolate ones taste like those chocolate oranges you buy during the holidays – but so much better. And the white ones taste like a an orange creamsicle – but again, even better.

I mean once you start popping these things it’s hard to stop. But they are like 66% fruit so that makes them about 66% healthy right :)?

Really though these are a better choice than the towers of cookies everywhere. But don’t turn down the cookies this time of year, it happens once a year so enjoy the towers of cookies everywhere!

Try these soon, while the best mandarins are in season!

Chocolate Dipped Oranges

Tips for This Recipe

One important thing to note is that these should be served right away, as I listed in the recipe. The reason being is because the oranges may start to dry out – or maybe that’s just me because I’m in a dry climate.

But I think that’s pretty common for citrus in general in any climate.

You can lightly brush the un-dipped portion with a little water but it’s a tedious task so I recommend that you just dip in chocolate about 10 minutes before you plan on serving them.

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White Chocolate and Chocolate Dipped Mandarin Oranges

These sweet and tangy chocolate covered oranges slices are the perfect last minute treat for a party or gift! They are so easy to make, they only require TWO ingredients (plus sprinkles or salt if desired), and people of all ages love them!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chocolate Oranges
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 161 kcal
Author: Jaclyn

Ingredients

  • 4 oz dark chocolate or milk chocolate , chopped
  • 4 oz white chocolate , chopped
  • 6 - 7 large mandarin oranges , peeled and segmented (about 1 1/2 lbs)*
  • Coarse or flaked sea salt (optional)
  • Multi-color sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Place white chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring well between intervals until melted and smooth. 
  2. Dip half of the mandarin orange slices in white chocolate, dipping halfway, then lift and and let excess run off. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with sprinkles if desired before white chocolate starts to set.
  3. Place dark chocolate in a separate microwave safe bowl. Heat in microwave in 20 second intervals, stirring well between intervals until melted and smooth. 
  4. Dip remaining half of the mandarin oranges in chocolate, dipping halfway, then lift and let excess run off. Transfer to lined baking sheet, sprinkle lightly with sea salt if desired. 
  5. Transfer baking sheets to refrigerator and chill just until chocolate has set, about 5 - 10 minutes. Serve immediately for best results.

Recipe Notes

  1. *I recommend using larger mandarins if you can find them, sometimes the Cuties are bigger than other brands. If using the itty bitty ones you'll probably need twice as many.
  2. Serve immediately for best results as the oranges tend to dry out once peeled.
Nutrition Facts
White Chocolate and Chocolate Dipped Mandarin Oranges
Amount Per Serving
Calories 161 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Potassium 215mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 15g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 8.4%
Vitamin C 19.9%
Calcium 5.4%
Iron 8.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

10 comments

  • Paige: These oranges look so yummy! I’ve never had a chocolate covered orange before, which I realize makes me the grinch or something, but these look amazing!

    Paige December 20, 2016 at 8:59pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Ha ha you’re definitely not a grinch! But you must try these – you’ll love them! December 22, 2016 at 1:40pm Reply

  • Debbi: These look delicious!! Thanks for a great idea. Will be making them for Christmas Eve get together! December 20, 2016 at 5:01pm Reply

  • Sabrina: great idea! wonderful flavor pairing too (and holiday festive)! thank you for sharing this! December 20, 2016 at 2:05pm Reply

  • charlie: looks delicious and kid friendly! i’m going to try this during the holidays with my neice! you always put up the most amazing recipes! December 20, 2016 at 9:00am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I hope you love them Charlie! December 20, 2016 at 2:39pm Reply

  • Sara @ Last Night’s Feast: These looks delicious! December 20, 2016 at 6:38am Reply

  • Mary: If I dipped the entire segment do you think I could make them 24 hrs in advance? December 20, 2016 at 6:33am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Yes I think that would be fine. I hope you love them! December 26, 2016 at 12:01pm Reply

  • Juliana Ramsey: Hi Jaclyn! These look amazing and would be a yummy snack! You should make a Sufganiyots recipe, with Hanukkah right around the corner. :) December 19, 2016 at 11:33pm Reply

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