Chocolate Dipped Orange Slices

What’s not to like about this combination! A classic pairing of chocolate and orange topped with anything you want and can think of. Not fully dehydrated to retain some juice in the oranges and dipped in dark (vegan) chocolate to balance out the sweet of the orange, topped with your favourite toppings. Choose finely chopped nuts or flower petals, even salt makes a refreshing taste combination.

This can be made by either using a dehydrator or oven.


1 net of oranges
Navel or other juicy ones, Blood oranges would be very pretty!
Dark chocolate
about half a plain bar
finely chopped
Calendula petals
Cornflower petals
coloured or glittered or golden
Smoked salt
absolute game changer, and, my favourite!
Whatever else you can think of!
be creative ✨



1. First up, make sure you wash your oranges well. Dry them after
2. Slice your oranges in slices of equal thickness of about 5-6mm. Cut around the ‘equator’ or center of the orange (as opposed to top stem to bottom) this is what gives the perfect cross-section
3. Pat dry both sides of your slices – I found a tea towel worked best
4. Place on the dehydrator trays and place in the dehydrator, set the dehydrator to the “fruit” setting – if yours has it (130-135°F generally) for about 6 hours.
5. If using an oven, set it to 100°C for about 4 hours ~ please do bear in mind that an oven works differently and if you’re not careful the slices might turn brown, you’ll need to be able to keep an eye on it
5a. If using an oven line baking trays with greaseproof paper before adding your orange slices. Temperatures and timings can vary greatly when using an oven, something to be aware of
6. When the orange slices have the desired dryness but still juice enough, take them out of the dehydrator.


1. Melt chocolate au bain marie (double broiler)
2. Line wire racks with greaseproof paper
3. Dip (I found this easiest) your slices halfway into the chocolate and place on the greaseproof paper, continue till all slices are dipped
4. Sprinkle over your toppings and let set.
5. Store in an airtight container (like a storage/mason jar – looks pretty too)

Keeps for about a week but I doubt they last that long, they’re very moreish 😋