3 navel oranges
8oz bittersweet chocolate
Boil a pot of water. Meanwhile, cut the tips of the oranges off so they are flat on either sides. Cut long strips across the orange, then use your fingers to remove the strips. Thick strips make chewier candy and thin ones melt in your mouth.
Blanch the orange peels in boiling water for several minutes. In another pot, combine sugar and water and stir till sugar is dissolved. Throw in the blanched peels and simmer for 1 hour.
Drain peels from sugar water and let dry on a wire rack.
Melt chocolate in a deep bowl and dip an orange peel in the melted chocolate or simply throw in the peels and let them be covered in chocolate. Let them dry on parchment paper and store in the freezer.
|Good time to use my dried up orange|
|Candied orange peel|
|Bitter, sweet, and fragrant|