White Chocolate Covered Clementines

by jerseygirl on March 9, 2011 · 28 comments


In our house, clementines are like gold. I can’t buy them fast enough. In fact, I buy two boxes or bags at a time. If my windows are open, my neighbors will occasionally hear me scream to my kids and husband, “Don’t hog the clementines!” Well guess what? I made the problem worse. Those sweet juicy fruits just became sweeter because I covered them in white chocolate .


All I can say is “Ahhhhhhhhhh!” Think creamsicle. Only better. Juicier. Sweeter. Think heaven. You won’t know how good these are until you melt some white chocolate and dip the cute little sections in the creamy goodness. Let them rest on wax paper and refrigerate until the chocolate is hardened. Make sure you use good white chocolate and not the sugary, waxy kind. I tried the Trader Joe’s brand which was 45% cocoa butter. It seemed like the chocolate was a bit soupy when melted. But once the chocolate on the clementines hardened in the fridge, they were perfect. Lindt and Ghirardelli are also good brands of white chocolate to use.

Oh. My. Goodness. This is my new favorite food. You think I can buy clementines fast enough in my house now?

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Jenny March 9, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Those look beautiful Lisa! Wow, I wish I had some tonight for American Idol 🙂

Leslie March 9, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Seriously Lisa…my mouth started to water! I bet these are AMAZING

Katrina March 9, 2011 at 10:37 pm

Yum! I saw Megan at Megan's Cookin' do dark chocolate with them half covered. A plateful of each, please.

Ali March 9, 2011 at 10:51 pm

Ooo my. I have a bunch of the white chocolate bark to use up. I'll have to see if costco or the store has some clementines in stock, I sure hope so! Wonderful idea.

Jersey Girl Cooks March 9, 2011 at 10:56 pm

Ali,
If you can't find Clementines you can use mandarins or any type of seedless orange.
Lisa

LaPhemmePhoodie March 9, 2011 at 11:06 pm

Brilliant idea. My mouth started to water too. I love citrus and I adore citrus + chocolate.

Aggie March 9, 2011 at 11:06 pm

So funny, we are going through clementines like crazy too! This looks so so good!! I have got to make this!

Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen March 10, 2011 at 12:18 am

This looks great!

Debbie March 10, 2011 at 7:45 am

Oh what a great snack!

Amanda March 10, 2011 at 8:06 am

That's a great idea Lisa! I love white chocolate and clementines, I bet they taste great!

Rebel Mel March 10, 2011 at 8:25 am

Best. Idea. EVER. thanks a lot, now I'm drooling uncontrollably.

Patsyk March 10, 2011 at 9:27 am

I never thought of covering them in chocolate… they never last long enough in my house! lol! great idea!

claudia lamascolo March 10, 2011 at 10:05 am

wow these look fantastic, I know they must taste like a creamsicle which are my favorite!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] March 10, 2011 at 10:39 am

Oh wow! They look like little jewels!

megan @ whatmegansmaking March 10, 2011 at 10:43 am

oh my goodness, what a great idea!!

The Japanese Redneck March 10, 2011 at 11:04 am

They won't stay on a plate very long!

Cookin' Canuck March 10, 2011 at 11:36 am

What a great way to use clementines. These would be such fun to make with my kids.

That Girl March 10, 2011 at 1:50 pm

I totally have clementines on my list for the farmers market today

The Food Hunter March 10, 2011 at 2:11 pm

I do something similar with jelly orange slices. but this is way better for you.

Lisa March 10, 2011 at 2:37 pm

You had me at creamsicle – my favorite childhood snack. Getting into my car to head over to TJ's now….

Bridgett ~ La Bella Cook March 10, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Oh wow, if they taste like a creamsicle then count me in! I love clementines anyway but you really kicked them up.

teresa March 10, 2011 at 5:47 pm

LOVE this idea, delicious!

tricia72 March 11, 2011 at 5:07 am

My grandkids love clementines and the more that they will do when covered with white chocolates..Really great and sweet and still with vitamin C…love it!!!!

snappygourmet.com March 11, 2011 at 2:58 pm

Will have to remember Trader Joe's white chocolate. I have the worst luck with white chocolate!

Lara N. March 11, 2011 at 3:57 pm

This is a great idea! One of my twin toddlers has decided she's bored with clementines, so I'll this out. She really needs the fiber and clementines were one of the few fibery things she'd eat!

Thanks!

(and of course I'll have to taste-test quite a few, myself 😉 )

myinnerchick.com March 14, 2011 at 9:05 am

~~~~~~Oh, My, these clementines are gorgeous. Who would have imagined? WOW!

Angela May 20, 2011 at 2:08 pm

Anyone remember getting an Orange Julius at the mall? Those clementines dipped in white chocolate remind me of those yummy treats. I will have to try the recipe out.

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Angela May 20, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I bet I could my daughter to eat fruit if I served it like this!

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