Chocolate-dipped candied clementines

Chocolate-dipped candied clementines

https://www.coop.co.uk/recipes/chocolate-dipped-candied-clementines

These make great festive party snacks and are a brilliant way to add colour to your table

  • Feeds 26Feeds 26
  • Ready in 5 hours

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    5%
    448kj 106kcal
  • Fat
    Med 3%
    2g
  • Saturates
    Med 6%
    1.1g
  • Sugar
    High 23%
    20.9g
  • Salt
    Low 0%
    0.03g

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 21g

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Ingredients

  • 500g Fairtrade caster sugar
  • 4 clementines (approx 300g), cut into ½cm-thick slices, ends discarded
  • 100g bar Co-op Irresistible Fairtrade
  • 70% cocoa dark chocolate, broken into small pieces
  • 1 tsp Co-op 100% virgin coconut oil
  • 15g pistachios, finely chopped

Method

  1. First, make a syrup. Put the sugar in a saucepan with 300ml water
  2. Bring to the boil, then simmer until the sugar dissolves, stirring occasionally
  3. Add the clementine slices to the pan, cover and cook for 1 hour 30 mins to 1 hour 45 mins, until the rind is translucent and softened, stirring occasionally to keep all the slices submerged
  4. Preheat the oven to 120°C/fan 100°C/gas ½
  5. Line 2 large baking trays with greaseproof paper
  6. Use a fork to lift the clementine slices from the syrup one at a time, allowing each to drain, and spread out on the baking trays
  7. Bake for 2 hours to 2 hours 45 mins, until they look less shiny and wet
  8. Lift the sheets of baking paper onto cooling racks and allow to fully cool (the slices will firm up further)
  9. To decorate, melt the chocolate with the coconut oil in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, stirring regularly
  10. Remove the bowl and let the chocolate cool for 5 mins
  11. Half-dip each clementine slice into the chocolate and place on a sheet of baking paper
  12. Sprinkle with the chopped nuts and allow to fully set

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