These are the simplest chocolate filled cups you’ll ever make!
These Orange & Ginger Chocolate bites are made in under 20 minutes and with only three ingredients; they’re filled with an Orange & Ginger Fruit Spread, and topped with sea salt.
The flavor profile of St. Dalfour’s Orange & Ginger Fruit Spread pairs beautifully with chocolate, specially a darker one. It has a zesty flavor, with small chunks of fruit and orange peel.
It’s handmade in the Aquitaine region of France and sweetened only with vineyard ripened grape and fruit juices. It’s slowly cooked -in small batch production- in traditional French kettles.
Thanks to St. Dalfour for sponsoring this post! all thoughts and opinions are my own
How to melt chocolate?
For your chocolate to look shiny and for it to have the right texture, you’ll need to temper it.
Have you ever seen a chocolate that looks dull and with a whitish coat on it? that’s how un-tempered chocolate looks like. This happens when you melt your chocolate in higher temperatures and then let it set.
To prevent that from happening, you will need to melt your chocolate in very low temperatures, (between 110º and 115º F) then bringing its temperature down to 88º to 90º F, using a candy thermometer.
If you don’t own a candy thermometer and this is a one-time thing, you can do it in the microwave, even though it’s less accurate and perfect, but your chocolate will still gleam and snap. More info on this here.
Before you start melting your chocolate remember that:
- Moisture is the enemy of chocolate, keep it dry at all times!
- High heat will burn your chocolate, you should always work with very low temperature
- Chop your chocolate in small, equally sized pieces so they melt evenly
- Adding 1 Tbsp shortening for every cup of chocolate makes it glossier when set
For a full guide on how to melt and temper your chocolate properly, take a look at my Melting Chocolate 101 post.
How to make Orange & Ginger Chocolate Bites
To make these chocolate bites you’ll only need 3 ingredients:
- Semi-sweet chocolate. Look for high quality chocolate!
- St. Dalfour Orange & Ginger Fruit Spread
- Sea Salt
Start by placing 16 small cupcake liners in a small cupcake liner tin; then, melt your chocolate (Melting Chocolate 101).
With your melted chocolate and a spoon, start by scooping chocolate inside your cupcake liners, smearing the bottom and sides until completely covered. Watch video below for a more detailed guide!
Then, refrigerate your chocolate covered cupcake liners for 10 minutes to set.
Fill your chocolate shells 2/3 full with St. Dalfour Orange & Ginger Fruit Spread, then spoon melted chocolate on top until filling is completely covered, and sprinkle with sea salt. Refrigerate until set, about 15-20 minutes.
How to store Orange & Ginger Chocolate Bites
To store these Chocolate bites you’ll need to keep them in an air-tight container, in a fresh place with no direct sunlight or heat.
Alternatively you can keep them refrigerated, for up to one week.
If you feel like baking some more Chocolate treats, you can try any of these recipes!
- Peppermint bark
- Sesame Chocolate Bark
- Coconut, Cranberries & Pistachio Truffles
- Dark Chocolate Peppermint Bark
Orange & Ginger Chocolate Bites
- 2 C good quality semi-sweet chocolate melted
- 1 Jar St. Dalfour Orange & Ginger Fruit Spread
- Sea Salt
- Place 16 small cupcake liners in small cupcake tins
- Brush the sides and bottom of your cupcake tins, covering everything thoroughly (Watch video below for more details). Refrigerate for 10 minutes
- Remove from fridge. With a teaspoon, fill your chocolate covered cupcake tins with St. Dalfour Orange & Ginger Spread, then spoon more melted chocolate on top, until spread is fully covered, and sprinkle with sea salt.
- Refrigerate for additional 15-20 minutes or until set before serving.
- Watch the video linked below for more detailed instructions!
- Visit my step-to-step guide on how to temper chocolate, it’s easier than it sounds!