Who says desserts can’t be healthy AND boozy at the same time?! Thanks to a good friend of mine, she challenged me to create something with clementines and chocolate, and I kept it as simple as that, with of course the Liquid Culture influence.
So I was just about ready to quit on clementines. I’ve had so much this season because winter just seems to be lasting forever. But this idea has been festering for a while now and I’m so glad that I finally got around to experimenting!
I kept my experiment simple, and compared brandy, bourbon, rum and a blanco tequila with dark chocolate. I have to tell you, I’m still stuck on which was my favourite, but the rum and tequila definitely spoke to me. The dark chocolate with tequila was outstanding on its own, but the rum and dark chocolate married perfectly with the clementine. So just do what I did and make both! Make sure to let me know which of the liquors you preferred!
Have I mentioned how simple this recipe is? It’s the easiest dessert I’ve ever thrown together, PERIOD! So if you’re looking for that quick dessert fix, well, LC is here to save the day.
Boozy Dark Chocolate Dipped Clementine
An easy, quick dessert featuring clementines and dark chocolate with the LC influence.
- 1 block Lindt Dark Chocolate
- ½ block Lindt Hazelnut
- ½ cup Cream
- 4 oz Liquor Tequila Preferred
- 10 Clementines peeled
- 1 tsp of Sea Salt or Maldon Salt Optional
- ¼ cup Hot Water Optional
In a small saucer, add a ½ cup of water and bring to a boil.
Using a heatproof bowl, place the chocolate inside the bowl and have it melt, and stir in the cream until well combined
Once fully melted, take the bowl from the saucer and dip the clementines half way. Lay it on a tray, and once complete, add a pinch of salt to the chocolate (optional if using tequila)
Place the tray into the fridge and allow the chocolate to cool.
If you want a smoother consistency when warming the chocolate, I found adding a couple tablespoons of boiled water helped instantly. This is why I mention in the ingredient list that it is optional!