Dark Chocolate Covered Candied Orange Peel




Introduction: Dark Chocolate Covered Candied Orange Peel

Growing up as a kid our kitchen was always filled with great smells of something baking or stewing in a pot. My mother would always pickle the water Mellon rind, make strawberry jelly out of the tomato's and candied all the citrus rinds for her fruit cakes. She would have to make extra because it would get eaten before it got to cake time. I have tweaked her recipe and added dark chocolate coating
list of ingredients
Thick skinned oranges
white sugar
3 cups water
16 oz dark chocolate
8 quart sauce pan
glass bowl for melting chocolate
wooden spoon for chocolate

Step 1:

Step 1
1st you start with washed oranges and slice them in half then into quarters 
Carefully pull the orange from the peel, and of course you eat the orange turn the peel over and slice it into 1/4 to 3/8 inch strips.

Step 2:

Step 2
Put 3 cups of water into the sauce pan add 3 cups of sugar into the water heat on high stirring constantly till the sugar has dissolved add the orange peels and keep stirring bring to a brisk boil do not let it boil over you can control the boil with the heat. After about ten minutes the white part of the peel starts to look translucent the peels are done. Take them out of the pan of sugar water and rest them on a cookie sheet. Next take a plastic container and put a table spoon of sugar in it put one peel at a time in it and shake it all around till the peel has a light dusting of sugar on it.  Place on a tray to rest. If you don't like chocolate you are done.

Step 3:

Step 3
Add 2 cups water to pan and place glass bowl on top break up chocolate and place into bowl after about 2 minutes the water below in the pan will melt the chocolate in the bowl like a double boiler. shut off the heat to the pan dip on piece of peel at a time into the melted chocolate and place on a tray that will fit into the refrigerator to harden the chocolate. I also use white chocolate and do half & half's. When I use regular chocolate everyone says that they are like the chocolate oranges that you smash.
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    9 years ago on Introduction

    Looks fantastic! How many oranges did you use in the boiling pan picture above?


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    It was four oranges. Thanks for the comments hope you enjoy.