This post is sponsored by Cuties Citrus.
It’s the sweetest time of year – citrus season!
How many of you got a cute little citrus in the bottom of your stocking when you were little? Cuties are my favorite – seedless, easy to peel, and perfectly portioned. And they bring all.the.Cali.sunshine to the winter season.
Edible Christmas Crafts
I am always looking for holiday crafts to do with my kids. Check out this post for 10 Holiday Tips for Parents to get some ideas on how to make the most of the festive season. We love crafts that are multi-purpose. A holiday craft you can eat? I am all about it! We have enough sugar cookies floating around to satisfy our sweet tooth, so this citrusy activity is great for kids of all ages.
What’s more photogenic than a bright Cutie orange? These two cuties!
Mazen and I had the Struckmanns over for a little “get the holidays going” party last week. Traditionally you might decorate Christmas cookies this time of year, but in the spirit of nutrition, we had a Cuties decorating party instead!
With melted chocolate drizzled on top of each clementine segment, you have a cute little treat that’s kid friendly and easy to make. Plus extra vitamin C this time of year is always a plus.
Chocolate Dipped Christmas Cuties
To start, peel and segment a handful of Cuties so they are ready, but encourage the kids also each peeled one. It’s so easy a five-year-old can do it! (They wanted to show off how grown-up they were with the challenge.)
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean up.
How to melt the chocolate
This recipe uses white chocolate, but you can use any kind of chocolate you like: milk, dark, or white. The coconut oil helps the chocolate to harden into a shell and allows the mixture to soften to a liquidy texture so you can dip or drizzle.
I melted a bunch of white chocolate chips with two tablespoons of coconut oil (so the shell would harden on the citrus) in the microwave for about a minute, stirring every 20 seconds or so. You could totally do this with dark chocolate chips too, but I wanted to keep the mess in the light-colored family! : )
They LOVED dunking the Cuties into the chocolate. And quite a few segments got eaten right away!
This project was also fun for our littlest guest too – Mr. Sawyer!
Once we had most of the Cuties dipped, I broke out the sprinkles. My-oh-my, did they love that part! Add a little sea salt to the adult ones for a delicious sweet – savory treat.
The white chocolate hardened perfectly so that each Cutie bite had a crunchy half shell. You can allow them to set in the fridge for a faster time. Yum!
White Chocolate Christmas Cuties
- 6 Cuties Clementines
- 1 cup white chocolate chips or dark!
- 2 tbsp coconut oil
- Christmas sprinkles
- Peel Cuties and arrange on parchment.
- Combine chips and coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds, 20 seconds, 10 seconds and continuing on 10 second intervals until melted through. (Total time about 1.5 minutes).
- Dip half of a Cutie into chocolate and lay to dry.
- Sprinkle sprinkles quickly before chocolate hardens.
- Allow to cool completely so a crunchy shell forms on Cutie.
- Store in the fridge.
Thanks to Cuties Citrus for sponsoring this post!