These are simple little desserts of salty whole wheat crackers dipped in dark chocolate and topped with an orange segment. They are great munchies for a casual dessert in front of the television.
12 whole wheat crackers (Carrs or Breton brands are best)
1 5.3 ounce bar of bittersweet chocolate
1 navel orange, zested
1 tray or board covered with a piece of plastic wrap or parchment
After you have zested the orange, peel it using a sharp knife, making sure that you remove the white pith. It is easiest to do this by slicing away both ends first and creating a flat surface. Carefully cut out all of the orange segments from the orange, cut each segment in half, and set aside.
Gently melt the chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat. Stir in the orange zest, but be careful not to get any juice in the pan. Once the chocolate has melted dip the crackers into the melted chocolate, one by one, and coat them. Remove and set on the plate covered with the wrap or parchment (this is just so that you can remove them easily once they have set). Place an orange segment half on top of the cracker. Let sit until set and refrigerate.
Makes 12 Oscar Golds