Hospitality Business Magazine

Be my Clementine!

Introducing American nutritionist’ Joy Bauer’s chocolate-dipped clementines! But before indulging, let’s delve into what sets clementines apart. These petite citrus wonders are a specific variety of Mandarin oranges cherished for their vibrant flavour and effortless peeling. An ideal finger food for catering and even a healthy vitamin C treat with coffee or liqueurs in a restaurant.

Unlike their larger Mandarin counterparts, clementines are compact, making them ideal for on-the-go snacking. They are sweet, (typically) seedless, and filled with vitamin C. This recipe takes the mini oranges to a whole new level of deliciousness because, well, that’s what chocolate does to just about everything! This treat is simple, scrumptious and sure to spark joy in every juicy bite.


  • 2 clementines, peeled and segmented
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips, melted
  •  optional sea salt


Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Dip 1/3 to 1/2 a segment into melted chocolate. Sprinkle with optional sea salt and refrigerate for 15 minutes, or until chocolate has hardened.

When in season give it a go with Mandarins too!