Classy Candied Grapefruit Peels

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Ever wondered why you don't eat more grapefruit peels?  Me neither.   I guarantee that you'll look at grapefruit peels in a new light after making these beauties though.  They look great and taste even better.  Just imagine being able to casually toss off- "Oh yeah, those fancy candies?  I made them from grapefruit peels."
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Step 1: Get This Stuff Together Before You Start


4 grapefruits (organic wouldn't be a bad idea)
2 1/2 cups sugar      (for the syrup)
1 cup sugar               (for coating)
Bittersweet chocolate chips  (I like Ghirardelli)

Other Stuff

4 quart non-reactive (stainless steel good, aluminum not good ) saucepan
Drying rack(s) 
A couple cookie sheets
Plastic wrap
Microwaveable bowl
Knife, cutting board, big spoon, etc.

sunshiine3 years ago
This looks so good! I will try this sometime. Thanks for sharing.
canida4 years ago
Yum! Love these. I'm a big fan of Meyer lemon peel candies, too.
That sounds so good! I love Meyers! Wished I could find them here!
spike3579 (author)  canida4 years ago
I really need to try a Meyer lemon. I keep hearing about them. I like candied ginger a lot too.
Biggsy4 years ago
Ooh, I may make these at somepoint next week :D
spike3579 (author)  Biggsy4 years ago
Let me know how they turn out....
elvisarias4 years ago
these look delicious.
These look fantastic! :D
spike3579 (author)  jessyratfink4 years ago
angelabchua4 years ago
" Don't get all sweaty if you let them dry out too long you can always dip them back in the syrup. " hahahahha

GREAT i'ble, I've always wanted to make candied fruit peels. I had no idea it was this simple.
spike3579 (author)  angelabchua4 years ago
Yeah, they are really easy just time consuming. Like bread baking it's a good project to do while you are cooking other stuff since a lot of the time you are just waiting on it to heat up or cool down.