Ojai Pixie Tangerines with Chocolate Drizzle
Fruit and chocolate are a delicious combination, so you will love to make and eat these Ojai Pixie chocolate drizzled tangerines.
These chocolate coated citrus fruit sections can be considered dessert or can be enjoyed as a snack.
The recipe is easy to make and only uses three simple ingredients – tangerines, chocolate chips and coconut oil.
The chocolate drizzle is made in the microwave, so there is no need to heat up the stove or use a double boiler.
Clean up is easy, as well.
Melissa’s Ojai Pixie Tangerines
Ojai is a city in Ventura County, California that is north of Los Angeles.
The small town is a lovely place to visit and is also the ideal place to grown delicious Ojai Pixie Tangerines.
This sweet tree ripened citrus fruit is bursting with flavor, so each bite is a treat.
As an added bonus, they are seedless, simple to peel and the sections are easy to separate.
I look forward to Ojai Pixie season every year.
There are always chocolate chips at my house, since we think of them as a delicious pantry staple.
Most of the ‘regular’ brand semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips will melt well, when you use them in this recipe.
An off brand bag of chips or something for a special diet may be made with different ingredients that don’t melt well.
I used Hershey’s Gluten Free Milk Chocolate Chips, but have also used others for drizzles.
Fortunately, they didn’t change up the formula much to make these Hershey’s chips safe for those who are gluten intolerant.
I haven’t found a sugar free band that tastes and melts the way I want it to, but there may be some.
If you are using a brand that you aren’t familiar with, you’ll want to make sure it’s going to melt properly to use it for this recipe.
The coconut oil in this recipe gives the melted chocolate drizzle a smooth texture that looks nice.
You may notice a bit of the pleasant and distinctive coconut oil taste, but the smooth texture is the main purpose of adding it to this chocolate drizzle.
Coconut oil is a solid, when the weather is cooler.
When the temperature rises above 77°F, it becomes a liquid.
As you an see in my photo, on this cool day my coconut oil was a white solid.
The solid liquified as it was heated with the chocolate and then hardened as it cooled.
Parchment paper is a non-stick easy to use option to rest your tangerine sections on until the chocolate has hardened.
You can get the paper in a roll or in flat pieces that can be used as is or cut down to a smaller size.
It typically comes in a natural color, white or even some fun prints.
Since I use it often, I have several different types in my kitchen most of the time.
Microwave Cook Time
There is a lot of variation, when it comes to microwaves.
Some are high powered and cook very quickly, while others take longer.
Since chocolate chips melt quickly, any variation in the power level of your microwave can noticeably impact the cook time.
My microwave is an average one and the cooking guidelines are based on my experience with my average microwave.
If you know that yours is high powered, expect the chocolate to be melted faster.
If yours is a compact microwave with less power, expect it to take a bit longer.
Either way, keep a close watch on the chocolate by heating it in short increments.
You can stop and open up your microwave to check.
It is much better to be cautious and check a few times than to overcook the chocolate and have it burn.
After you’ve melted chocolate chips a few times, you’ll have a pretty good idea how long it takes in your microwave.
Whether your microwave is compact and slow or large and fast, this recipe is quick and easy.
Chocolate Drizzled Tangerines Recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Set time: 30 minutes
Yield: 6 to 10 servings
Rimmed Baking Sheets or Trays
Small Microwave Safe Bowl
1) Place parchment paper on top of rimmed baking sheets or trays.
2) Peel the Pixie Tangerines and arrange the sections in a single layer on top of the parchment.
3) Measure the chocolate chips and coconut oil into the small microwave safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 seconds and stir. Repeat in 15 second increments until chocolate is melted.
4) Drizzle the melted chocolate on the tangerine sections.
5) Let sit for about 30 minutes until the chocolate has cooled and hardened.
More from Mama Likes To Cook
Check out my vegetarian recipes, so you can get more great ideas for baking, cooking, blending and juicing.
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- Greek Yogurt Tangerine Coleslaw
- Berry Citrus Compote
- Fruit Slaw Salad
- Korean Pear and Tangerine Salad
- Tangerine Blackberry Ice Pops
- Beet and Tangerine Smoothie
- Tangerine Blackberry Sorbet
- Bittersweet Chocolate Dipped Tangerines
- Jicama Tangerine Salad
Chocolate Chip Recipes
- Chocolate Drizzled Tangerines
- Devil’s Food Pumpkin Bread
- Chocolate Chip Turnovers
- Chocolate Butter
- Walnut Chocolate Chip Bars
- Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Dark Chocolate Bread Pudding
- Cranberry Orange Smoothie
- Orange Creamsicles Popsicles
- California Orange Pomegranate Salad
- Orange Guacamole
- Dehydrated Orange Slices
- Glazed Cranberry Orange Scones
- Old Fashioned Candied Orange Peel
- Seville Orange Marmalade
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