Chocolate-Dipped Candied Orange Peel
Chocolate-Dipped Candied Orange Peel
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Chocolate-Dipped Candied Orange Peel

20 MIN
55 MIN
5 H
4 dozens



  1. On a work surface, cut off and discard both ends of the fruit. Make 4 incisions across the peel into the flesh. Carefully remove the peel from the flesh and keep the flesh for another use. Cut the peel into strips.
  2. In a thick-bottomed saucepan, cover the peel with cold water and bring to a boil. Drain and repeat the process two more times. Drain. Set aside.
  3. In the same saucepan, bring the water, sugar and corn syrup to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Add the blanched orange peel. Simmer for about 25 minutes or until the syrup thickens. Remove the peel from the syrup and place on a wire rack to drain thoroughly. Let dry in the open air for about 4 hours.
  4. Dip half of each peel into the tempered chocolate. Place on the wire rack and let the chocolate crystallize for about 1 hour or until it has completely set. The candied orange peels will keep for about 3 weeks in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.


Corn syrup is used to prevent the orange peel from crystallizing (i.e., turning white and grainy).

Watch our video on how to temper chocolate at

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