5 from 4 votes
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
Servings: 12
Calories: 193 kcal
Author: Amie Valpone
  • 4 large organic oranges
  • 2 cups Imperial Sugar
  • 4 cups purified water separated
  • 1/2 cup dairy-free dark chocolate
  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
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.