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Chocolate-Dipped Clementines

January/February 2013

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Dip clementine segments into melted chocolate for a healthy dessert. Chopped crystallized ginger is a zesty garnish for this chocolate-dipped fruit recipe.


Chocolate-Dipped Clementines

Makes: About 30 pieces

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 4 clementines at room temperature, peeled and sectioned
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped crystallized ginger

Preparation

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper.
  2. Place chocolate chips in a small glass bowl. Microwave on Medium for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on in 20-second intervals until melted, stirring after each interval. (Alternatively, melt in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water.)
  3. Dip half to two-thirds of each clementine section into the melted chocolate. Let the excess drip back into the bowl. Place the dipped fruit on the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle crystallized ginger over the chocolate. Refrigerate until the chocolate is set, about 30 minutes.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 1 day.

Nutrition

Per serving: 18 calories; 1 g fat (0 g sat, 0 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrates; 1 g added sugars; 0 g protein; 0 g fiber; 0 mg sodium; 17 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 0

Exchanges: free food


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