Chocolate Dipped Dried Oranges
Dried orange slices coated in dark chocolate. A delicious snack, dessert or edible Christmas gift.
- 2 Navel Oranges
- 100g (3 1/2 oz) Good Quality Dark Chocolate
Preheat oven to 100c (200f) and line two baking trays with baking paper.
Wash and dry oranges and then thinly slice (around 1/2 cm (1/4 inch)) thick, with the peel still on. Place oranges, in a single layer, on the baking trays.
Place the trays in the oven and dry for 2.5hrs to 3hrs, turning the oranges halfway through. (the length of time will vary depending on how thin you cut your oranges)
Turn off the oven and allow the oranges to cool in the oven.
Break the chocolate up into small pieces and add to a heatproof bowl. Sit the bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, ensuring the bowl doesn't touch the water. Stir until the chocolate has melted.
Remove the chocolate from the heat and dip half of each orange slices into the chocolate. Allow any excess chocolate to drip off and then place on a cookie rack until the chocolate is set. *SEE NOTE 1
Store in an airtight container in a dark and cool room.
* Nutritional information is a ROUGH guide only, calculated using an online nutrition calculator.
- You may wish to sprinkle some finely crushed nuts or coconut flakes on the coated part of the orange for extra decoration.
Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Vitamin C: 41.3mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 3.1mg