Frozen Chocolate Orange Bites
I often find myself wishing I had an arsenal of healthier pre-made snacks for when my sweet tooth rears her ugly head. When she takes over, watch out. I can become ravenous, illogical, and momentarily convinced that I haven’t eaten for days.
What do I go for first?
If there isn’t a Dairy Queen or other ice cream shop within arm’s reach, I take no prisoners and devour whatever’s in sight.
These rampages usually end in a tummy ache and not feeling so great about my unpreparedness.
This simple little recipe is one I keep in regular rotation to help soothe my sweet tooth without much damage.
If you’re not familiar, a Chocolate Orange is an orange flavored chocolate … orange. It’s shaped like an orange and wrapped in aluminum. You smack it on a hard surface to break apart all the orange wedges. It’s a delicious little chocolate candy that I love to keep in the freezer.
As with most of my kitchen pursuits, I crafted a way to satisfy my craving for a Chocolate Orange using healthier methods.
I like to use clementines or tangerines for this recipe. They peal easily and usually have minimal rind on the fruit.
I dip them in melted very dark chocolate. I recommend you go for the highest dark chocolate percentage you can stand. My favorite is Green & Blacks Fair Trade Organic 85% Dark Chocolate. It’s silky smooth and doesn’t taste like coffee grinds – unlike other dark chocolate brands.
A close second is the 60% Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Chips found in the baking isle.
Staying in line with my Chocolate Orange habits, I like to keep my Healthier Chocolate Orange in the freezer for cool and refreshing access.
Frozen Chocolate Orange Bites15 mins 0:15
- 7 Small/Medium-Sized Tangerines, Clementines, or Oranges
- 3.5 oz Dark Chocolate
In either a double boiler or (the easy way) a microwavable dish, melt your chocolate.
Peel each orange section out picking off extra rind and strings.
Line a baking sheet with either parchment or wax paper.
Dip half of each orange section into the melted dark chocolate and place on the baking sheet.
Let sit in freezer for at least 2 hours, or until frozen.
Keep in freezer in a Ziploc/airtight bag.
Time: 15 minutes prep; 2 hours in freezer
Approximate Nutrition Facts:
Serving size: 8 Dipped Sections (Approx. One Orange)
Makes Approximately 7 Servings
135 Calories; 7 g Fat; 2.5 g Protein; 12 g Sugar
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