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