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Chocolate Candied Oranges

by Ivana Katz (follow)
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If you have a sweet tooth, this is a simple to make, yet delicious treat.



Chocolate candied oranges, chocolate, sweets


Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Resting Time: 4 hours
Makes: 2 cups

Ingredients
6 Valencia or Navel oranges
4.5 cups sugar plus extra for rolling
1.5 cups water
350g milk or dark dhocolate



Chocolate candied oranges, chocolate, sweets


Method
Cut the top and bottom of all oranges and using a vegetable peeler.
Peel the skin into strips. Each strip should be approximately 0.5cm - 1cm wide.



Chocolate candied oranges, chocolate, sweets


Place the orange peel in a large saucepan with cold water and bring to boil over high heat.



Chocolate candied oranges, chocolate, sweets


Pour off the water. Repeat one or two more times to reduce bitterness.
Remove the orange peels from the pan.
Whisk the sugar with 1.5 cups water.



Chocolate candied oranges, chocolate, sweets


Bring to simmer and cook for 9 minutes.



Chocolate candied oranges, chocolate, sweets


Add the peels and simmer gently until the peels are translucent, approximately 45 minutes.



Chocolate candied oranges, chocolate, sweets


Do not stir the peels or you may introduce sugar crystals into the syrup. If necessary, swirl the pan to move peels around.
Drain the peels, then roll them in sugar and let them dry on a rack for 4 hours.



Chocolate candied oranges, chocolate, sweets




Chocolate candied oranges, chocolate, sweets


Melt chocolate in microwave for approximately 60-90 seconds
Dip the ends of the orange peel in melted chocolate.
Let the peels cool on a rack or place in the fridge until chocolate sets.



Chocolate candied oranges, chocolate, sweets


Categories
#Chocolates
#Orange
#Christmas
#Cookies
#Dessert
#Simple
#Vegetarian
#Christmas Competition
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