Homemade Candied Oranges Dipped in Chocolate
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Candied Oranges Dipped in Chocolate

Candied oranges dipped in chocolate are an easy and tasty sweet treat perfect for the Holidays. Omit the chocolate and use the slices for decorating cakes, cupcakes or quick breads!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 Slices (full circles) or 16 (half circles)
Calories: 182
Author: Julia

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Orange , organic (8 slices)
  • 1 cup Water (250ml)
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar (200g)
  • 3.5 oz Dark Chocolate , 70% Cocoa Content (100g)
  • Optional: Coarse Salt

Instructions

  • Wash the orange thoroughly under running water and cut into thin slices (no more than ¼ inch/0.5 cm).
  • In a large wide-bottomed pot heat the water and sugar until the sugar has dissolved. Add the orange slices and spread them around making sure they don’t cover each other completely, if possible (they will shrink slightly during simmering so don’t worry if they are overlapping a bit).
  • Simmer on low heat for 40 minutes, turning them occasionally. When ready, transfer the slices onto a wire rack and let them cool completely. To speed up the cooling process you can place them in the fridge for 10-15 minutes (or 10 mins fridge + 5 mins freezer).
  • To cover the slices in chocolate: Melt the chocolate over a pot of simmering water. Dip half of each slice in chocolate and place them onto a tray/chopping board lined with a sheet of aluminum foil.
  • Optional: Sprinkle with salt.
  • Transfer them into the fridge or leave in a cool place until they harden completely. This will take about an hour.
  • Enjoy!

Notes

  1. Use 1 large or 2 small oranges.
  2. Use a wide-bottomed pot to simmer the orange slices in. I use either a 10 inch or 8-inch pan (25cm or 21cm).
  3. I used dark chocolate (70% cocoa content) but you can use semi-sweet chocolate as well.
  4. Salt flakes are completely optional. A great substitution is dried lavender or cake sprinkles.
  5. In this recipe dry measuring cups were also used for measuring liquids.
  6. When simmering the oranges, leave the lid on. Do not boil them. Boiling will turn the syrup into caramel.
  7. This recipe can be easily doubled.
  8. Store them in an air-tight container in the fridge.
  9. For tips and more detailed explanation I recommend reading the full post.
Nutrition Facts
Candied Oranges Dipped in Chocolate
Amount Per Serving
Calories 182 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Total Carbohydrates 33g 11%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 30g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 14.8%
Calcium 1.8%
Iron 8.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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