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Holiday recipe: Chocolate-dipped clementines with sea salt

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December 16 is Chocolate Covered Anything Day. And while there are many recipes you could make in celebration of the holiday, this recipe for chocolate-dipped clementines with sea salt is super simple, delicious, and has the bonus of actually being relatively low in fat and calories and high in nutrients.

This three-ingredient, no-bake recipe couldn’t get much easier. Just dip peeled clementines in your favorite melted chocolate and sprinkle a little sea salt on top before the chocolate hardens. The result is a treat that’s juicy, sweet and just a little salty. These tasty bites are perfect for a health-conscious dessert, party snack or even a homemade gift at Christmas.

Ingredients:

  • 6 clementines
  • Approximately 3.5 ounces chocolate
  • Coarse sea salt

Directions:

  • Peel and segment clementines, removing as much pith as possible without breaking the delicate skin.
  • Lay clementine slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. If any segments seem wet from juice, dab with a paper towel first.
  • Melt chocolate using the microwave or a double boiler.
  • Dip clementine slices in the melted chocolate, coating half of the slice.
  • Place chocolate-dipped clementines on the parchment paper and immediately sprinkle with a few grains of sea salt. Do not overdo it on the salt as you don’t want them to taste overly salty.
  • Refrigerate finished slices for at least 10 minutes before serving.
  • Store clementine slices in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to three days.

Ingredient note: While just about any chocolate can be used in this recipe, dark chocolate has the benefit of extra antioxidants. Plus, the flavor pairs well with the fruit and keeps it from being overly sweet.

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