Chocolate covered strawberries look impressive, but the flavors of chocolate and orange are a classic combination that shouldn’t be forgotten this time of year. With peak season citrus and a dash of flaky sea salt, these chocolate sea salt mandarin oranges will be bursting with juicy flavor. They’re super easy to make, and you’ll get credit for a homemade Valentine’s gift. You can turn to this recipe year-round whenever you want to impress or have an abundance of citrus on hand.

Serves 6
Total Time: 20 minutes
Vegetarian Grain-Free, Gluten-Free


  • 4 mandarin oranges, peeled and segmented
  • 2 ounces chocolate
  • 1 ½ teaspoons avocado oil
  • Flake sea salt


  1. Place chocolate and avocado oil in a microwave-safe bowl and heat at 30 second intervals until melted, stirring frequently.
  2. Dip orange segments in melted chocolate and place on parchment paper.
  3. Sprinkle flake sea salt over chocolate and chill in refrigerator for 10 minutes.