Chocolate Dipped Orange Slices

These little treats are simply divine! If I was you, I would make a big batch, they disappear quickly. Add them to a grazing table for a pop of colour or a simple platter of dried fruit and nuts.

Chocolate Dipped Orange Slices

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Chocolate Dipped Orange Slices
Author: Michele
Servings: lots of treats

Ingredients

  • oranges
  • dark chocolate 70% cacao or higher

Instructions

  1. Drying the oranges slices
  2. Gently scrub the oranges using a vinegar solution
  3. Slice oranges into 5mm thick rounds; you can either slice the oranges into whole rounds or cut the orange in half and then slice. Try to slice as evenly as possible, so they fruit all dries within the same amount of time. Keep in mind the thicker the slices the longer the drying time.
  4. Arrange oranges in a single layer, not touching, on dehydrator trays dry at 57ยฐC/135ยฐF for 7-10 hours.
  5. Remove trays and allow orange slices to cool.
  6. Transfer to an airtight container or glass jar and store in a cool dry place, or make these yummy treats now.
    Chocolate dipping
  1. Line a board or tray with baking paper and set aside.
  2. Roughly chop the chocolate and place in a heatproof bowl or glass jug that will fit into a saucepan (double boiler).
  3. Add a little water to the saucepan and heat on the stove to a simmer.
  4. Place bowl in the saucepan and allow the chocolate to melt only stirring once or twice. Ensure no water contacts the chocolate.
  5. Remove bowl from the saucepan.
  6. Dip one end of each orange slice into the chocolate and gently shake off the excess chocolate.
  7. Place chocolate dipped oranges onto the prepared tray.
  8. Repeat the process with remaining chocolate and oranges.
  9. Place the tray into the fridge to allow chocolate to set.
  10. Transfer the slices to a glass jar and keep in the fridge.

Recipe Notes

You can make as many or as little as you like. If you only have a few oranges to dry, add something else of similar nature to the dehydrator as well, as in another citrus or fruit. And defiantly do not dry onions rings with oranges!! Eek – you will be sorry!

  • Any left over melted chocolate can be poured into moulds, set and reused in another recipe or stir though some goji berries or desiccated coconut, our into moulds and set for little chocolate treats.
  • The orange slices store well in a jar or airtight container in a cool dry place if you don’t get a chance to dip straight away.
  • Once you have dipped the dried orange slices, keep them in the fridge to prevent chocolate from melting.