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Looking for a festive new treat to gift friends and neighbors? Try chocolate dipped oranges! They look super fancy, but are quite simple to make. Thinly sliced orange segments are dried, dipped in cinnamon dark chocolate coating, and sprinkled with sea salt. They are the perfect allergy friendly treat; free from dairy, gluten, and nuts!
This tasty treat reminds me of the chocolate oranges sold around the holidays. I have to admit, you don’t get the satisfying THWACK that comes with the chocolate oranges. But, these chocolate dipped oranges will make your house smell heavenly.
I highly recommend purchasing organic oranges for this project, because you’ll be consuming the peel. Navel, blood orange, or cara cara oranges are all great options for drying.
To get the prettiest look, turn your orange so the stem ends run horizontal to the counter. Then slice the oranges very thin, discarding the end pieces. It’s important to slice your orange no thicker than 1/4″ before drying, otherwise they will be too tough to bite through.
I sprinkled these chocolate dipped oranges with Jacobsen’s Vanilla Bean Sea Salt. It’s my absolute favorite flavored salt and is perfect for dessert. Unrelated, I also highly recommend it on coffee ice cream.