Save for a tub of Quality Street or a tin of Rose’s, there is no chocolate treat that screams Christmas quite like a Terry’s Chocolate Orange. Don’t come at me with how great chocolate coins are, they’re absolute trash and taste like dust that was in a room with chocolate. They’re the La Croix of the candy world.

Knowing that I could easily put away an entire chocolate orange in one sitting, I thought it wise that I create a somewhat healthier, certainly more mature version for my blogmas journey. So here it is, a grown up take on a holiday classic.


3 navel oranges

1 tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

1 cup dark chocolate nibs

1 tbsp coconut oil

1/2 tsp kosher sea salt

Preheat oven to 200°F and line a baking tray with parchment paper and top with a wire cooling rack.

Thinly (1/8 inch) slice the oranges, discarding the ends, and lay on the racks. Blot with a paper towel to remove excess moisture.

In a small bowl, mix the sugar, ginger and cinnamon and sprinkle over the orange slices,being sure to flip them to cover the other side too.

Bake for 3 1/2 hours, allow to cool before the next step.

Place a glass bowl over a pan of boiling water, and add the chocolate and coconut oil. Melt together, stirring occasionally.

Dip one egde of the slices in to the melted chocolate and place back on the racks. Chill in the fridge for 10 minutes, sprinkle with salt and serve!


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