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Dairy Council

Baking + Desserts

Chocolate orange Halloween lanterns

By Lynne Crowther
Makes 4
By Lynne Crowther


250mls NI double or whipping cream (make sure it can be whipped)

125g milk chocolate

4 oranges

Makes 4


Place ½ the cream in a pan and bring to a simmer

Break the chocolate into small pieces and add into the cream, whisking until it is melted through

Remove from the heat and pour into a bowl

Add the remainder of the cold cream, gently stirring it in until well mixed

Cover the bowl and chill until it is really cold (at least a couple of hours and preferably overnight)

Grate the zest off the bottom of the oranges and set aside (this will help flatten the bottom of them. If they still don’t sit flat, take a very thin slice from the bottom, making sure not to cut into the orange)

Slice off the tops of the oranges and set aside

With a small sharp knife remove the flesh of the orange, trying to keep the segments whole and set them aside in a bowl with the juice

Scrape out the rest of the orange with a spoon

Gently carve faces into the skins (be as creative as you like but beware, it’s fiddly!)

Remove the chilled chocolate cream from the fridge

Add the orange zest and 4 tbsps. of the juice to the chocolate cream and whisk into peaks

Place a spoonful of the orange pieces in the bottom of each orange

Spoon or pipe the mixture into the oranges and top with an orange segment and the lid of the orange