Chocolate-Covered Oranges

Chocolate-covered strawberries are so 2012, right? I’m not saying I’d say no to a box of ‘em. I’m just saying… Give oranges a chance.

Plus, if you think about it, strawberries thrive in late spring/early summer and aren’t even a remotely winter-friendly food. I know this because I’ve been buying blueberries despite their total out-of-season-ness and they suck, but I eat them anyway and I’m like, What am I doing? I ask myself this about most of the things I do, actually. The point is oranges deserve a little attention this Valentine’s Day, understood?

I told my love interest that we’re skipping Valentine’s Day this year to which he responded, “Is this one of those things you just say is a great idea and then when I don’t do anything you get mad?”

Wise man.

It’s not that I don’t want to do Valentine’s Day. I happen to love Valentine’s Day (said no one ever), but am I the only one that feels like Christmas was, like, yesterday? Exactly. I need some space between these holidays. Who planned this calendar in the first place? Jesus, that’s who.

Chocolate-Covered Oranges
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Serves: 2

Forget chocolate-covered strawberries. Oranges get their time to shine. Or at least peak out from under a thick layer of chocolate-y goodness. You could certainly use your own melted chocolate of choice, but I’m on a major coconut oil + cocoa powder kick, which I think makes a creamier, darker, “healthier” chocolate coating.
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder, unsweetened
  • 2 teaspoons soy creamer (or nondairy creamer)
  • maple syrup to taste (2 teaspoons to 1 tablespoon sufficient)
  • 1 orange, peeled and segmented
  • shaved coconut, optional

  1. Melt coconut oil
  2. Stir in cocoa powder, creamer and optional sweetener
  3. Dip orange segments in chocolate sauce
  4. Top with coconut
  5. Freeze until chocolate sets
  6. Store in freezer

These oranges (and the bananas I did the same thing to, which are even better than the oranges, actually, but this is the oranges’ time to shine so pretend I never said that) are getting me through a rather dreary February afternoon.

Spring me, please.

3 thoughts on “Chocolate-Covered Oranges

  1. You’ve had chocolate covered orange peel, right? RIGHT? Oh my gosh, it’s candied orange peel that’s just melt-in-your-mouth good, with a coating of milk (or dark) chocolate…a total PITA to make and expensive as hell at candy stores but so dang worth it!

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