Oh My Darlin’: Quick and Easy Chocolate-covered Clementines

Chocolate-covered clementines from the ModCloth Blog

In my family, it’s a holiday tradition to give and receive chocolate oranges throughout the month of December. While nothing can beat slamming that solid orb of chocolate against the table to break apart the citrus-shaped sections, sometimes you want something a little swankier. If you’re looking for a recipe that’s as easy as it is impressive, these sea-salt dusted delicacies are not only a cinch to whip up with only three ingredients, but impressive enough to serve your guests at your next holiday fete!

Chocolate-covered clementines from the ModCloth Blog

Chocolate and Sea Salt-covered Clementines
Makes about 35 wedges

7-8 small to medium clementines, peeled and segmented
1/4-1/2 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
1 tablespoon coarse sea salt


1. Line a baking sheet or tray with parchment paper.

2. Melt your chocolate using two nested glass ingredient bowls, pouring 1/8 cup of water between them. Microwave on high for 15 seconds at a time, making sure to stir the chocolate as you go. Continue microwaving until all the chocolate is smooth and melted.

Chocolate-covered clementines from the ModCloth Blog

3. Working in small batches, carefully dip one end of each clementine in the melted chocolate.

4. Before the chocolate hardens, carefully dip the chocolate end of each segment in the sea salt.

Chocolate-covered clementines from the ModCloth Blog

4. Place your segments on the parchment paper and allow to harden.

5. To serve, arrange segments on a plate and garnish with un-dipped wedges or whole clementines.


About Julie O.

A lover of all things vintage and vintage-inspired, Julie bought her first 1950s frock in the fifth grade. Since then, Julie has become a self-described connoisseur of vintage and thrift shopping, which she shares on her blog, Orchid Grey. When she’s not scouring the racks for the perfect vintage skirt, this native New Englander can be found deftly navigating the slopes of a ski mountain, taking road-trips to the beach, and exploring new places with a vintage camera in her hand.

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  1. Murphy 12/20/2012 at 5:34 pm #

    Oh, I’m gonna go make these right now! Nom!

  2. Botswana Holiday 12/20/2012 at 10:15 pm #

    Very simple and easy recipe. Looks so yummy.

  3. everythingthatscute 12/20/2012 at 10:15 pm #

    These look delicious! I want to make them soon 🙂

  4. Lynn @ The Actor's Diet 01/29/2013 at 7:47 pm #

    always have waaaaay too many clementines leftover during this time of year – i love this idea and the salt addition too!

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