Chocolate-Covered Mandarin Oranges

3-ingredient quick and easy mandarin oranges covered in your favorite flavor of chocolate!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Chelsea


  • 1 can (15 ounces) mandarin oranges
  • 1/3 cup chocolate: milk, dark, semi-sweet, white -- whatever is your favorite! (I like milk best, but use dark for a healthier treat)
  • 1 teaspoon coconut or vegetable oil
  • Optional: coarse sea salt or sparkling sugar


  1. Thoroughly drain the Mandarin oranges and place on a parchment paper covered plate. Allow to dry a bit more at room temperature and then freeze for 8 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, combine the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in increments of 15 seconds, stirring in between each increment for 10 seconds until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

  3. Remove the oranges from the freezer and gently dip one end halfway in the chocolate and transfer back to the plate.

  4. If desired sprinkle the mandarin oranges (before the chocolate fully hardens) with coarse sea salt (salty-sweet) or sparking sugar (crunchy sweet). Place in the fridge until the chocolate is set up, about 10 minutes.

  5. Enjoy when chocolate has fully set up. Best enjoyed within 1-2 hours of making.