Coconut coated clementine flavor bombs

Do you love citrus notes in desserts?
Do you hate wasting food?
Are you looking for easy gift ideas that do not require baking?
If the answer is yes to any or all of these questions, then this recipe is for you!

My mum makes jars of these little coconut-coated clementine orbs to gift to friends and family every year. They are so easy to make yet the result is an explosion of flavour.

Sweet, zesty, nutty, and refreshing.

You can use the same mix as a cake or cookie filling if you’d like. I personally keep a bag of the unrolled mix in my freezer for whenever I feel like a zesty blast. 😛

coconut coated clementine  flavour bombs


  1. Clementine oranges (We will use the peel only in this recipe)
  2. Sugar
  3. juice of half a lemon
  4. 2 cups shredded coconut


  1. Collect clementine peel in the fridge
  2. when you collect 6 to 8 cups of peel, place them in a bowl and submerge them in water
  3. Soak them for 24 hours (change the water after 12 hours discarding the old water and replacing it with fresh water)
  4. Drain the peel and process them in a food processor till the pieces are 3 to 4 mm in diameter
  5. Measure the amount of processed peel in cups
  6. Add 3/4 cup of sugar per cup of processed peel
    (If you would like them to be sweeter and less zesty, add 1 cup of sugar per cup of processed peel)
  7. Add the juice of half a lemon
  8. Place the mix in a pot over medium-low heat
  9. Cook while stirring occasionally for 15 to 20 minutes or until the mix thickens
  10. Take off the heat and allow the mix to cool completely. Preferably place it in the fridge for a few hours.
  11. Roll the mix into balls, I prefer using 1 tables spoon per ball but the size is up to you
  12. Place the shredded coconut into a plate, and roll the clementine balls into the coconut.
    (You can use crushed pistachio or walnuts if you prefer but the coconut clementine combo is truly worth trying)