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Candied Orange Peels with Chocolate

Candied Orange Peels with Chocolate

Candied orange peels rolled in sugar and dipped in melted chocolate.

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12 servings
  • 2 large Fresh organic oranges
  • 1 cup divided Florida Crystals® Organic Raw Cane Sugar
  • ½ cup Water
  • 1 stick Cinnamon, organic
  • 1 Star anise, organic
  • Pinch Salt
  • 1 cup Melted dark chocolate

Step 1

Wash oranges thoroughly. Using a sharp paring knife, cut oranges from top to bottom, just the peel, avoid the fruit. Make 4 cuts around the orange. Peel to remove the skin (white part included). Try to keep pieces intact to achieve nicer peels.

Step 2

Cut into strips of about ¼-inch wide. Trim the top and bottom of the strips for a uniform look.

Step 3

Cut into strips of about ¼-inch wide. Trim the top and bottom of the strips for a uniform look.

Step 4

Add ½ cup of sugar, water, cinnamon, star anise, and salt to a pot. Heat the mixture stirring constantly until sugar dissolves. Add cooked peels and bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Simmer, uncovered, for 35 minutes or until peels look translucent and shiny.

Step 5

Using tongs or chopsticks, remove peels from pot and place in a drying rack set over a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Let them dry for 6 hours, uncovered. 

Step 6

Once orange peels are dry, use ½ cup of sugar and coat the peels. Once coated, dip peels in melted chocolate or drizzle with chocolate.

Step 7

Serve immediately. If you have any leftovers, store in an airtight container.


Additional Tip:

Instead of cinnamon and star anise to flavor sugar syrup, use 1 fresh vanilla bean.