KETO CHOCOLATE COVERED ORANGES. A classic one, the combination of chocolate and fruit, and these chocolate-covered oranges are surprisingly easy to make at home that’s also a wonderful treat.
All on their own, fruits are sweet and delicious. But one can’t deny that that a coating of rich, dark chocolate greatly enhances the flavor of fruits and the combination of chocolate and fruit is amazing.
HOW TO STORE THEM
For 3-4 days, store them in the fridge, in an airtight container. Before you plan on serving them, remove them from the fridge about an hour. At room temperature, chocolate and fruit taste best.
VARIATIONS AND SUBSTITUTIONS
For varying the basic recipe, here are a few ideas for you:
- It’s possible to use a small regular orange in this recipe, as mentioned above.
- You could sprinkle them with toppings such as finely chopped nuts or shredded coconut after dipping the orange segments.
- You can use it in this recipe if you like white chocolate.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do oranges and chocolate go together?
Yes! Absolutely. Of course,, it’s a matter of personal preference but the juicy tartness of oranges is beautifully complemented by rich, dark chocolate.
What fruit is good dipped in chocolate?
I love dipping strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, and bananas in chocolate apart from oranges.
In this recipe, what type of oranges should I use?
Because you want uniform segments, it’s best to use oranges that you can peel and section easily. So in this recipe, mandarin oranges work well.
They look especially pretty when coated in chocolate if you can get blood oranges.
Prep Time 15 mins
Rest time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings: 4 servings
- 1 large mandarin orange /1 small orange
- 1 oz dark chocolate
- ONE teaspoon avocado oil
- ¼ teaspoon stevia glycerite
- Peel the orange and into segments, divide it. With wax paper, line a large plate.
- In a small microwave-safe bowl, place the chocolate and in two or three 30-second sessions, melt it in the microwave, stirring after each session.
- Into the melted chocolate, stir the oil and the sweetener.
- Into the melted chocolate, dip half of each orange section. To drip back into the bowl, swirl to allow any excess chocolate.
- On the prepared plate, place the dipped orange segments. About TWENTY minutes, refrigerate them until set.
*Because I use very dark chocolate, I add stevia. You may or may not need to add a sweetener depending on the chocolate you use.
NUTRITION PER SERVING
Serving: 0.25recipe |
Calories: 63kcal |
Carbohydrates: 5g |
Protein: 1g |
Fat: 5g |
Saturated Fat: 3g |
Sodium: 2mg |
Fiber: 1g |