Chocolate Covered Blood Oranges

Valentine’s day is around the corner. Men, heed this: Chocolate. But don’t just give us any chocolate. Make it count!

Blood oranges have a mellow tartness to them AND they are a deep red. So romantic for Vday. Can it get any better?

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Enjoy Life  chocolate chips (NOT PALEO). These contain cane sugar. However, they do not contain soy like most dark chocolate. So it’s a great alternative semi-paleo cheat if you don’t feel like sweetening your own chocolate.
  • 3 blood oranges, peeled into sections
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • orange zest

If you do not use Enjoy Life chips you can sweeten baker’s chocolate:

  • 3 wedges baker’s chocolate
  • 2 tbsp. maple syrup or your favorite paleo sweetener

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Directions:

Melt chocolate. Stir in coconut oil and add orange zest to taste. Add sweetener if you are using baker’s chocolate. You can use a double boiler to melt the chocolate or you can use a microwave (like real cavemen would have used) but keep an eye on it!

Dip the orange wedge halfway in the chocolate. Place on a flat baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle with shaved or shredded coconut for a fun texture and extra flavor. Let cool in fridge (or quickly in the freezer) until the chocolate hardens.

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If you have leftover chocolate you can spread it out on parchment paper and add fun flavors like chili powder and sea salt.

MANGIA!

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