These Turtle Style Chocolate Dipped Oranges could just be the perfect seasonal dessert bite. They’re ideal for any entertaining occasion or as a little indulgent treat for yourself! 

Orange segments lined up on a white plate that are dipped in melted chocolate with pecans, caramel and sea salt

Juicy little orange segments are covered in chocolate, toasted pecans, caramel sauce and flaky sea salt.They are quite simply a superb, no cook/no bake dessert that you can make ahead and wow your dinner guests (or, wow yourself).

Turtle chocolate dipped oranges viewed from overhead

Holiday entertaining is in full swing and just like many of you, I don’t want to spend all day in the kitchen preparing a range of appetizers and small bites. That scenario is more ‘ho hum’ and not as much ‘ho, ho, ho’! 

This 5-ingredient, chocolate covered fruit takes advantage of citrus season so all you have to do is buy all the ingredients and assemble. A one-biter, no bake dessert that you can make ahead and serve at room temperature? Why yes. Having friends over and want to serve a sweet treat with your charcuterie board? This is it!

A closeup of orange pieces half covered with chocolate, pecans, flaky sea salt

Chocolate Covered Fruit

There aren’t many fruits that don’t work when covered in melted chocolate  (I know what you’re thinking… is there anything that isn’t made better when covered in melted chocolate?). Since orange and chocolate is one of the best combinations adding the other ingredients only elevates the flavor combination. 

Oranges covered in chocolate
What oranges are best?

What’s your favorite type of orange? Whatever that favorite is can be used – no boundaries here. Mandarin, tangelo, tangerines, clementines or blood oranges are all available right now.

I do also enjoy chocolate covered dried orange slices, but with this recipe, you get a lovely, juicy orange bite along with the chocolate (I prefer dark chocolate). Add a little nuttiness from the pecans and a gooey, sweet caramel finish and hint of salt and you’ve got a winning combo! 

What is ‘Turtle Style’?

Named after Demet’s turtles that are nut and caramel filled chocolates. Which also influenced my Pumpkin Turtle Cheesecake.

Tangerine segments dipped in chocolate and topped with flaky sea salt

Customize Turtle Style Chocolate Dipped Oranges

You have options when it comes to the toppings. Just chocolate, chocolate and sea salt (picture above), chocolate and caramel, chocolate and pecans or go for the ‘works’: chocolate, pecans, sea salt and caramel.

What chocolate is best for melting?

I like to use any chocolate I would normally eat as it melts better and sets better (but do not baking chocolate as it will not melt).

Yield: 6 servings

Turtle Style Chocolate Dipped Oranges

Juicy orange segments, half covered in chocolate, pecans, flaky salt and caramel sauce

Juicy orange segments are dipped in melted chocolate, topped with chopped pecans, flaky sea salt and caramel sauce.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 2-3 oranges, peeled and separated into segments
  • 4 ounces (113 grams) chocolate of your choice
  • Roasted pecans, chopped * see note
  • Flaky sea salt
  • Caramel sauce


  1. Melt the chocolate by adding to a microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds at a time until melted. You can also add to small saucepan over low heat, stirring until melted.
  2. Dip each orange segment into the chocolate halfway and drain off the excess chocolate. Place on a cooling rack or a parchment lined tray.
  3. While the chocolate is still melted, add pecans and salt (so they stick). Refrigerate 10-15 minutes until the chocolate has firmed.
  4. Drizzle with caramel sauce and enjoy! Or, keep them in a good, air tight container refrigerated for 3 to 4 days.


To roast pecans, place in an even layer on a baking sheet and bake in a 350°F/180°C oven for 10-12 minutes.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 51Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 121mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 2gSugar 10gProtein 1g

This nutrition calculation is provided by Nutronix that is only a guideline and not intended for any particular diet.

If you’ve made these Turtle Style Chocolate Dipped Oranges, leave a comment (or question below). I love to hear from my readers!