Mandarin Orange Fudge Slices - a festive fruity treat that is fresh, flavorful and fun! these slices are a perfect addition to any holiday party or dessert table!
This time of year, in addition to the normal fun holiday buzz, there is the extra excitement of celebrating with friends. Everyone seems to be focused on the festivity of the holiday season, and the giddy smiles and happy laughs happen even more right now.
Whenever I make these Mandarin Orange Fudge Slices for a party, people go nuts over them. The combination of orange and dark chocolate is a classic, and these little handhelds are a perfect two bite treat.
They are really fun to make, too...
Mandarin Orange Fudge Slices
dairy, egg, soy, and gluten free, vegan
makes 28-32 fudge wedges
8 small mandarin oranges
3 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
⅓ cup coconut butter
3 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
1 tablespoon mandarin zest
⅓ cup cocoa powder
1 ¾ cups powdered sugar (make your own!)
Cut mandarins in half. Scoop the fruit out and place in a fine mesh strainer. Continue to scrape the pith so you are left with smooth orange peels. Set aside. Strain orange fruit until all juice is removed; reserve juice to use in recipe, discard the rest.
In small saucepan, melt chopped chocolate. Stir in coconut butter, juice and zest, combine to smooth consistency. Remove from heat. In large mixing bowl, sift together cocoa powder and powdered sugar, whisking out all lumps. Stir in chocolate orange mixture, combine completely, until all lumps are gone.
Fill mandarin halves with fudge, pressing into peels until smooth and flat across top. Set mandarin halves in mini muffin tins to keep upright. Transfer to refrigerator to set fudge. Once fudge is set: using a sharp knife, carefully slice each mandarin half in half again, making quarters.
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