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.

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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. Connie Dunfield says

    At Trader Joe’s you can find in their dried fruit and nut section packaged Candied Ginger; I was able to find the round ones. Using your recipe, dip 1/2 the round candied ginger in the chocolate, and let it harden. Put a dozen or so in a cute small plastic, or cellophane bag, tie with colored string or ribbon. They made the best hostess gift, Christmas gifts, or just because…..
    p.s. Magic Shell w/b made tonight!