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Chocolate Covered Orange Peel
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Vegan, Soy-Free
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange, chocolate
Servings: 12
Calories: 193 kcal
Author: Amie Valpone
Ingredients
  • 4 large organic oranges
  • 2 cups Imperial Sugar
  • 4 cups purified water separated
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free dark chocolate
Instructions
  1. Peel oranges by using a small, sharp knife. Slice 5 1/3 inch deep slices from end to end through each orange. Using your fingers, pull the skin of each orange, leaving the white membrane portion with the orange flesh.
  2. Slice each orange peel into 3 strips lengthwise.
  3. In a large saucepan, bring 2 cups of water to a simmer. Add the orange peel, simmer for 2 minutes and remove. Drain and repeat.
  4. Discard water and rinse peels under cold water.
  5. In the same large saucepan, combine sugar and remaining 2 cups of water to a simmer. Whisk frequently to create a clear sugar syrup. Add orange peels and simmer for 45-50 minutes or until the peels are tender and translucent.
  6. Remove the peels from the syrup and lay on a baking sheet to cool. Set aside for a few hours or until dry.
  7. Place one peel at a time in a bowl of sugar to coat and set aside to dry.
  8. Meanwhile, melt dark chocolate in the microwave or on the stove top.
  9. Once dry, dip each orange peel into melted dark chocolate; coat only the tip. Set aside to cool in the fridge on parchment paper for 20 minutes.
  10. Keep chilled in fridge until ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Covered Orange Peel
Amount Per Serving
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 6mg0%
Potassium 131mg4%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 39g43%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 98IU2%
Vitamin C 23mg28%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.