How to make a Chocolate Orange

Feb 13 2013
How to make a Chocolate Orange
10 minutes
1 hour
Easy
2

I love my chocolate orange.
I am obsessed with my chocolate orange. 

Have you ever had a Terry's chocolate orange?

They sell them pretty much everywhere now. You can find them in the candy aisle at Cost Plus and I am telling you, it's the most heavenly orange-flavored chocolate you will ever taste. They come in the shape of an orange. You unwrap the foil and hit it on the counter and you get chocolate orange slices. Well, it's amazing and I have been getting them for years around Easter.
 
Well, I made my own chocolate orange. And it's not even Easter. 

I love my chocolate orange.



Seriously, how good does this look?



Take one large orange.



And cut it in half horizontally.



Take a small pairing knife and gradually cut around the edge of the fruit.

Using a spoon scoop out the fruit and save for a smoothie or just eat it!



Pour your chocolate chips in a medium glass bowl and set aside.

In a glass measuring cup heat your 1/2 cup of cream for about one minute until it's boiling hot. Watch your milk so it doesn't boil over. Remove from microwave and pour over chocolate chips. Stir until completely melted. Add your orange extract and mix well.

Pour the chocolate into your hollowed out oranges and set them in a muffin tin so they sit upright. Refrigerate for one hour.



And slice!

How to make a Chocolate Orange
Makes 2 small oranges or 1 1/2 big oranges
 

Ingredients
(1) 11.5 oz bag of excellent quality chocolate (I use Guittard milk chocolate chips)
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 tsp Orange Extract

Directions
1. Hollow out your orange(s)
2. Pour your chocolate chips into a medium glass bowl and set aside.
3. In a glass measuring cup heat your 1/4 cup of cream for about one minute until it's boiling hot. Watch your milk so it doesn't boil over. Remove from microwave and pour over chocolate chips. Stir until completely melted. Add your orange extract and mix well.
4. Pour the chocolate into your hollowed out oranges and set them in a muffin tin so they sit upright. Refrigerate for one hour.
5. Slice and serve!

Let us know what you think in the comments below!

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AnonymousEve said:
28 March, 2013 - 14:07
I am going to try a lemon sliced longwise , or kumquat..
JessieJane said:
28 March, 2013 - 21:41
Let me know how it works out!
Anonymous said:
22 March, 2013 - 08:22
Can you just use a chocolate bar instead of chocolate chips?
JessieJane said:
28 March, 2013 - 21:42
Yes, absolutely.
Sally said:
20 March, 2013 - 15:19
I'm from the UK, every year my Nan used to give us grandchildren a Terry's chocolate orange rather than a chocolate egg (Easter is all about the chocolate at home!) as she said they had more chocolate in them and were better value! She had a point but you only get chocolate eggs at Easter and Chocolate Oranges are available year round! Your version looks delish though, thanks for this great idea!!
JessieJane said:
28 March, 2013 - 21:44
Too funny ~ I just buy the chocolate eggs and the orange every year ... and then I wear big sweats and eat it all : )
Anonymous said:
19 February, 2013 - 18:34
About how long do they last? Has anyone tried substituting condensed milk for cream? Thank you. Looks absolutely DELISH!!!
Anonymous said:
19 February, 2013 - 11:27
I going to try this but will use sugar free chocolate chips
Anonymous said:
19 February, 2013 - 09:50
looks good almost as good as chocolate covered orange slices
TK said:
14 February, 2013 - 20:19
I wonder if the orange peels would hold up well enough if you candied them first? I might have to try it and see.
JessieJane said:
17 February, 2013 - 10:45
Hmmm not sure, you would have to candy the entire halve. It would be pretty though! : )
Edisplace said:
14 February, 2013 - 15:03
chocolate! And orange to boot! Gotta try this out for sure! more pounds...sighs...no wait! gotta do that mile walk thingie and then I can eat more chocolate! thanks for sharing. smiles too
JessieJane said:
17 February, 2013 - 10:45
They are so good Eadie!!
Ruth said:
14 February, 2013 - 12:05
I think I could actually do this hahaha
Shila said:
14 February, 2013 - 12:04
wow, this looks so good. I love those choc oranges!
Toni said:
14 February, 2013 - 11:48
Seems easy enough :)
Patti said:
14 February, 2013 - 11:47
Never thought of making this! Great idea.
ms sharon said:
14 February, 2013 - 11:43
I have to try this one asap..It seems super easy and i bet it is scrumptous too ;)
JessieJane said:
17 February, 2013 - 11:28
They are! : )