Today we woke to another dusting of snow.  While I know many of you have had more snow than you ever thought possible, we have had very little this winter.  For whatever atmospheric reason, snow has passed us over.  Usually, we have 3+ good snows storms a year, sprinkled with a few smaller ones, but this year our grand total is about 5 inches.  Not good.

Chocolate Dipped Clementines

Last week, we had about 2 inches of snow fall, and my boys were thrilled.  Out came the snow pants, boots and sleds.  All for 2 inches.  Sadly, that little snow does not make great sledding or snowmen.  It quickly melted away, once again revealing the brown grass that has come to be our winter standard.
Chocolate Dipped Clementines
While we are still stuck in the gray, cold days of winter, the sunshine goodness of citrus has been making a regular appearance.  Clementines are a favorite winter treat.  Although they are lovely all on their own, dipping them in a bit of chocolate makes them extra special.  I’ve been packing these in the boys lunches for a sweet treat.  They transport well, and are a fun dessert alternative.
Since I send them in lunches, I’ve been storing them in the refrigerator to keep them set.  If stored at room temperature they are a bit softer, but they do not melt.
Chocolate Dipped Clementines


  • 10-12 clementines, peeled and segments separated
  • 1 bag milk or dark chocolate chips
  • sea salt, optional


  1. Peel clementines and separate segments. Set aside.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. On a double boiler, gently stir chocolate until melted. An alternate method is to place chocolate chips in a medium bowl, and microwave in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until melted.
  4. Dip half of clementine segment in melted chocolate.
  5. Place on parchment paper, sprinkle with sea salt, if using.
  6. Once all segments have been dipped, place baking sheet in refrigerator for chocolate to set, about 1 hour.
  7. Store in an airtight container.

One Response to Chocolate Dipped Clementines

  1. cheri says:

    How clever! I bet your boys are popular in the school cafeteria with these little treats.

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