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!
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog says
Such a great idea for a healthy snack. I personally LOVE anything citrus – oranges are my absolute favourite fruit! 🙂
Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
Andrea @ French Pressed Kitchen says
So cute, I love that idea!
Me too. I may make these for Christmas.
How adorable!! There’s something about sprinkles that makes us all feel like kids again, huh? I still get excited to use them. 😉
Love it! Cuties are my youngest niece’s favorite thing ever (mine, too!), and every time I go to their house this time of year (only 25 minutes away, so it’s pretty often!), I bring a bag with me for her and her siblings. All three are super active in dance, hockey, football…You name it. Cuties are the perfect on the go snack! I’ve made Halloween-themed jack-o-lanterns with grape filled oranges for them, but hadn’t thought to incorporate Cuties into the Christmas treat mix. (This is perfect as I hate baking!) 🙂 Thanks for the great idea!
Happy Holidays to you and your family! This year should be especially sweet!
Linda @ The Fitty says
How ADORABLE! I love doing Christmas-y crafts, whether that be arts and crafts, decorating, or cooking. Especially with kids it becomes somewhat extra magical.
I love how the Struckman kids have such different looks…. blonde curly vs bone straight brown, but they look alike otherwise! So cute!
I’m going to do these with my kids!
Ashley Espeseth says
Very cool. How long do you think these would stay fresh? How far in advance do you think you can make these?
I would eat them within 48 hours just because the oranges might dry out a bit.
I made something similar last week using dark chocolate (melted with a bit of coconut oil) and topped with a light sprinkling of sea salt. We served them at a party, and they were a major hit! My husband in particular could not get enough! 🙂
This is such a great idea! I will have to try it!