The ultimate Chocolate Covered Oranges: tangerine and orange slices dipped in dark chocolate and sprinkled with red pepper flakes for a nice kick .
It is that time of year ago, when our orange trees are so loaded the branches started breaking. Which means there are oranges and tangerines all over our kitchen.
Don’t you just love the fresh smell of citrus peels all over the house ? It is the best part of winter in my humble opinion, definitely not the cold, the barren trees and not the snow, but oranges you guys.
I remember when I was a little kid I would look forward to Christmas because we would get oranges as presents under the tree. Can you even imagine nowadays leaving that there for your kids ? Haha, the trauma !
But for me, oranges were magic, and they still are today. I know I’ve talked about them before, and about my favorite way to enjoy them, dipped in dark chocolate and chilled. There’s no fine candy out there that even comes close to chocolate covered oranges.
I’m used to sprinkling them with some coarse sea salt and OMG you guys, that combination is fantastical. But yesterday I sprinkled them with red pepper flakes and I could not wait to share. Holy moly ! If you are into spicy chocolate bars at all, then you will love these ! Just enough spice to leave you with that little burning at the end of your throat to linger a little bit.
Would you judge me If I told you I ate them all by myself ? Two oranges and 2 tangerines dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with chile flakes. I mean this was enough to entertain 4 people, but I made a meal out of them.
Don’t you worry tough because there’s no yucky stuff in there. Just oranges and organic smooth rich dark chocolate, plus red pepper flakes which are super good for you and your metabolism. Sign me up for another tray of chocolate covered oranges please.
I don’t think I could say no to any chocolate covered fruit, I mean hello chocolate covered strawberries for Valentine’s Day, but still they don’t win over chocolate covered oranges. Do I sound like the chocolate covered orange monster or what ?!
But who cares, these are healthy treats perfect for after school snacking too, and midnight cravings and random: I don’t know what i want to eat snacking too. Hehe ! Let’s go make some chocolate covered oranges and watch a movie in our flannel pajamas – Florentina xo’s
P.S. Making chocolate covered oranges is the same process as making chocolate covered strawberries and yours truly has a video for that on YouTube from way back when, nothing fancy, worth watching tough because I keep calling my double boiler a water bath. Talk about a Blast from the past ! Don’t hate, participate 😉 and please Subscribe to my YouTube Channel, I have way better stuff coming your way, I hope.. For now just imagine that those strawberries are orange slices teeheehee
- 2 oranges
- 3 tangerines
- 4 oz dark chocolate bar chopped
- 1 tbsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tbsp butter
Using your double boiler melt the chocolate bar. Stir in the butter until melted and remove from heat.
Peel the oranges and tangerines and separate them into slices.
Meanwhile prepare a large baking sheet lined with wax paper.
Dip each orange and tangerine slice in the melted chocolate and using a spatula clean off any excess. Line them in one layer on the baking sheet.
Repeat the process until all oranges are covered in chocolate and sprinkle them with the red pepper flakes.
Refrigerate until the chocolate is set and serve chilled garnish with edible flowers or herbs.