Twinkle

I made you a dessert. One that’s good for you! It practically screams “health”! And plus it’s easy, which is a good, important thing in my book. So go make them. And eat them. Blogger’s orders!

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Chocolate Dipped Clementines with Sea Salt!

I started with my mise en place (again). Always important in cooking and baking. It saves a ton of time.

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This recipe calls for three simple ingredients: semi-sweet chocolate chips, clementines, and sea salt.

Now you’ll have to use your imagination on how the double boiler of chocolate looked. And then it was melted. And it was glossy and smooth and beautiful.

I became a genius half-way in the middle of my process and wanted to “clean up” my SD card on my phone to make more room for pictures. I then proceeded to delete all the pictures I’d taken of this process.

Smooth move, ex-lax. (Remember saying that as a kid? Gross.)

Anywho. Once the chocolate was melted and smooth, I dipped the clementine segments into it and placed it on a plate. I then sprinkled some pink Himalayan sea salt (what I had by way of sea salt) on the melted chocolate.

I placed all the trays in the fridge for about 15 minutes to firm up the chocolate.

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I had a good feeling about these.

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Aren’t they festive?

Once they were set, I TRIED to transfer the segments to a presentation plate. I say “try” because my genius self didn’t use parchment paper on top of the trays.

This is the result:

Scraps all for me

I will, undoubtedly and pathetically, pick these sad little pieces of underside chocolates off the plates and eat them during my boys’ nap.

This recipe was great.

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If you are looking for something easy, but wonderful, to make with a Christmas Eve or Christmas Day meal, this is your answer.

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They are not only easy to make, but VERY easy to pick up and pop in your mouth. They’d make a beautiful addition to any holiday table.

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 And have I said how delicious they are? That sea salt really makes the chocolate pop and the oils and juices from the clementines infuse the chocolate.

Here’s the recipe I loosely (used my own [non]measurements) followed:

http://www.thecomfortofcooking.com/2013/12/chocolate-dipped-clementines-with-sea-salt.html

Lovely. Just lovely.

Also. Yes. Duncan. He came again. This time, he sat his tired self right in the cookie jar. Either he really likes sweets a lot or he’s just too tired to keep coming up with naughty things to do. Either or. 😉

Elf on a Shelf Day 19

Have a wonderfully blessed day,

Kristin

Countdown to Christmas: 6 Days!

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