Homemade Magic Shell (& Chocolate Covered Clementines!)

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Homemade Magic Shell is so easy to make. (You only need TWO ingredients!) Once you’ve tried it, I can pretty much guarantee that you’ll never even consider buying it again.

After you’ve had a chance to try the magic shell, I want to introduce you to one of my favorite winter treats.

Chocolate Covered Clementines & Homemade Magic Shell recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

These are sweet, juicy chocolate orange bites of bright citrus flavor and I can not get enough of them. With about 5 minutes effort, you’ll have a treat that everyone will love.

For years, I never quite understood the allure of combining citrus and chocolate. It sounded so strange to me.

Chocolate Covered Oranges

However, when you are craving chocolate covered strawberries in the middle of winter, you get desperate enough to try coating different fruits with chocolate.

This is not merely a substitute for chocolate-covered strawberries, these oranges have bragging rights of their own. I’m ready to try all sorts of citrus and chocolate pairings now.

Homemade Magic Shell (made with just TWO ingredients) hardens as soon as it touches ice cream!

First, let me tell you about this Homemade Magic Shell. Warm the chocolate along with a bit of coconut oil and drizzle it over ice cream. Wait just a few seconds for it to harden.

You’ll have a special dessert that will take almost no time at all and best of all requires no baking and no extra dishes to wash.

Once you’ve made the oranges, if you happen to have some of the chocolate coating remaining, you could also make some Chocolate Banana Bites, Chocolate Covered Kiwi Popsicles or even Chocolate Blueberries!

For more no-bake chocolate fun, try these Chocolate No-Bake Cookies by Add A Pinch, Chocolate Peanut Butter Coconut Bites, or this  No Bake Chocolate Cake by 101 Cookbooks.

Chocolate Dipped Clementines are an irresistible treat!

Kitchen Tip: I use this bowl, this spatula, and this nifty tool for drizzling chocolate.

Homemade Magic Shell

  1. Warm the chocolate and the coconut oil in a glass bowl in the microwave at 50% power. Start with 1 minute and then add 30 second intervals, stirring to combine. It should take 2-3 minutes for the chocolate to soften.

  2. Stir to combine and then dip or drizzle as desired. The chocolate coating can be stored at room temperature for as long as you want. Simply reheat it if it solidifies.

  3. If you are dipping orange slices, dip them into the melted chocolate and then set on a parchment or wax paper lined tray. When all of the fruit is dipped, place the tray in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.

  4. Once the chocolate has hardened, transfer the oranges to an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to eat. The fruit will keep this way for at least 2 days.

Homemade Magic Shell - your ice cream is going to love this!

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Homemade Magic Shell & Chocolate Covered Clementines

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Ingredients 

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil see note

Instructions

  • Warm the chocolate and the coconut oil in a glass bowl in the microwave at 50% power. Start with 1 minute and then add 30 second intervals, stirring to combine. It should take 2-3 minutes for the chocolate to soften. Stir to combine and then dip or drizzle as desired. The chocolate coating can be stored at room temperature for as long as you want. Simply reheat it if it solidifies.
  • If you are dipping orange slices, dip them into the melted chocolate and then set on a parchment or wax paper lined tray. When all of the fruit is dipped, place the tray in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes. Once the chocolate has hardened, transfer the oranges to an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to eat. They will keep this way for at least 2 days. Enjoy!

Notes

For ZERO coconut flavor, use a refined coconut oil. If you don't mind, or prefer a hint of coconut flavor, use an unrefined coconut oil.
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{originally published on 2/14/13 – recipe notes and photos updated on 12/21/19}

Make your own Magic Shell and then try the Chocolate Covered Clementines! They just might be your favorite treat this winter. Get the recipes at barefeetinthekitchen.com

 

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Mary Younkin

Hi, I’m Mary. I’m the author, cook, photographer, and travel lover behind the scenes here at Barefeet In The Kitchen. I'm also the author of three cookbooks dedicated to making cooking from scratch as simple as possible.

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  1. Jenn says

    Ahhhh… magic shell… now that takes me back! I am about 99% sure I have not had it since I was a kid! Love the idea of using it as a coating for Clementines! YUM!

  2. Joanne says

    I'm slowly but surely coming around to citrus and chocolate together…and this is such a great seasonal replacement for chocolate-covered strawberries!!

  3. Monet says

    Just too cute! This is such a fun idea, and what a great after-school snack. Thank you for sharing with me. I hope you had a fabulous anniversary, and I hope your weekend brims with good food, laughter, and love.

  4. Julia says

    Glorious day, I've always loved chocolate shells on my ice cream! I adore orange and chocolate together so I love the idea of using the shell to dip fruit in. Fun and tasty!

    • Mary says

      The melted chocolate will be much thicker without the oil. You can dip foods in plain melted chocolate, but it will not create an instant shell. You'll need to dip the fruit and then place it in the fridge for a while before it will harden.

  5. Marjoleine says

    I'm a food blogger and would like to use your recipe for December 16th when it is "National Chocolate-covered anything Day"
    I will give you full credit and a link back if you are ok with that?

  6. Sue says

    Another great chocolate/fruit combo is with pomegranate seeds. Saw where you put a little chocolate into the bottom of candy-sized paper cup, mounded in the pomegranate seeds and drizzled more chocolate over it. Refrigerate until firm. I’ll be making the orange slices and the pomegranate seed candies for sure!

    By the way, what was the tool for drizzling the chocolate? The link went to some sort of kitchen shears.
    Thanks!

    • Mary says

      I LOVE chocolate covered pomegranate seeds! My sister introduced me to that combination a few years ago and I keep meaning to share it. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

      Oh! The nifty tool is called a v-shaped cutter. It’s designed for cutting specialty shapes in vegetables. It’s basically a (not very sharp) blade folded in half to form a V. I scoop the chocolate with it and it drizzles beautifully off the edge.

  7. Stephanie J Chambers says

    Hello, thank you for this. I’m going to try this mix on strawberries for my daughters wedding cake. She wants dipped strawberries as a decoration and so far the chocolate has bloomed even after tempering. We’ll worth a try.