Spend time with the little loves in your life by making these easy chocolate dipped clementine hearts! Its a fun and interactive way to celebrate Valentine’s day together.
There’s something magical about melted chocolate. The way it smells, the way it tastes. And my kids love watching the process as the chocolate goes from chips to an ooey-gooey dip.
Although melted chocolate may stir up memories of homemade sweets and desserts, it can also pair well with a variety of fresh fruits. For my current brood of four – yes FOUR – it seemed like a great way to have a little fun this Valentine’s day. My husband and I are licensed foster care parents and recently took in placements #2 and #3. With 4 kids under the age of eight, I’m always looking for ways to keep little hands busy and nutrient-rich foods enticing.
Using baking trays, we got to work. My oldest, Eli, prepared the chocolate in the microwave while the rest of us began peeling our clementines – one of my most favorite winter-time fruits. Not only are they easy to peel, but they are loaded with vitamin C. One of my most favorite nutrients this time of year!
Making chocolate-dipped clementine hearts is timely for Valentine’s day and also easy enough for all ages to create. From toddler to eight year old, my current household loved this hands on activity. And what’s the only thing more fun than melted chocolate? Why, sprinkles of course!
- 1 clementine, peeled and segmented
- 1/2 cup melted chocolate
- Hold two clementine segments together to make a heart shape.
- Dip in melted chocolate and then place on parchment paper.
- Add sprinkles.
- Let chocolate-dipped clementines sit for at least an hour so chocolate can harden.
- Eat and enjoy!
We used semi-sweet chocolate chips for our clementines because my kids aren't super fond of dark chocolate; however, dark chocolate would be a great choice if you are a fan!
Have fun with your little ones by whipping up these delicious chocolate dipped clementine hearts any time of year.
This recipe was inspired by the amazing Katie Serbinski, MS, RDN of Mom to Mom Nutrition. Check out her blog post on Kid-friendly Dipped Fruit for more inspiration!