ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Candied Orange Peel Dipped in Chocolate: An Addictive Treat

Updated on March 12, 2014
The taste of oranges and chocolate mingled together are irresistible in this recipe.
The taste of oranges and chocolate mingled together are irresistible in this recipe.

The Florida Orange

The green color is due to the warmer subtopical climate which causes chlorophyll to return to the peel.  The fruit is still juicy sweet inside.
The green color is due to the warmer subtopical climate which causes chlorophyll to return to the peel. The fruit is still juicy sweet inside.

Remembering Our Childhood Treats

My hubby and I were sharing moments from our childhood the other day when we discovered we both had fond memories of the candied orange peels purchased from the local Mexican market in our little town back home.

I remembered how my dad would go for some fresh pastries and bring back a small sack of those sweet candied peels. I enjoyed sitting on the back stoop with my sisters while munching on a few after dinner. The crunchy sugar granules mixed with the orange peel made such a bitter sweet connection on my tongue.

Because we had such tender recollection of these sweet delicacies, we decided to make a batch. We made a trip to the local farmer's market where the oranges are delivered fresh from the Florida grower's orchard. Our favorite is the Navel due to its size, but the next time we make this recipe we are going to try the Honeybell since it has a sweeter taste. By the way, it is a great way to contribute to the recyling effort when using the peels as candy: eliminate the waste!

Upon our return, we spent most of the afternoon cutting the oranges. Although, rolling the peels in sugar and dipping them in chocolate took just as long to process afterwards. We had a sugary-chocolate mess on the stove, counter and floor. However, it was all worth the final result.

The recipe below is based upon Food Network's version of candied orange peel, but we improvised to our taste and cooking style. Other dipping options include shredded coconut, nuts such as chopped pecan or almonds, and marshmallow. Warning: this treat is very addictive!

Orange Jokes

  • Why did the orange cross the road? Because he wanted to be an Orange Crush!
  • Why did the orange go out with the prune? Because he couldn't find a date.
  • Why was the orange sitting by the side of the road? Because she ran out of juice.
  • Why did the orange go to the doctor? Because she wasn't peeling well.

—Authors Unknown

Florida Oranges

If you drive north up Interstate 95 or fast forward through Florida on the toll road, you will notice groves of oranges growing within a few feet of the highway. And at some stops along the toll road, fresh Florida oranges are sold by the bag or bushel. If indeed you come across some, buy them. You won't be disappointed, the fruit is better than candy!

Florida orange growers range Number 1 in the United States and Number 2 globally, Brazil is the leader worldwide. A good year's harvest proves beneficial to the entire US orange crop, just as a poor one will cause prices to rise. Freezing temperatures at 28 degrees Fahrenheit lasting three to four hours or more can kill or damage orange fruit and sometimes the trees. However, these temperatures can also produce sweeter oranges at a shorter "freeze" period. They than become a commodity.

When a Florida orange grove owner hears the weather report predicting a freeze, they take precautions to prevent spoilage. Fields will be flooded and fruit spayed with water to raise the temperature a few degrees to prevent damage.

In the 16th century, Ponce de Leon, introduced the orange to Florida and ordered his men to plant 100 orange seeds per person at each place they docked or landed. The trees adapted well to the subtropical climate and today the orange groves are a major industry and boost the state's economy.

The type of oranges popular to Florida growers are Navel, Temple, Honeybell, Valencia, as well as grapefruit and varieties of tangerine.

Today the Florida orange industry is nine billion per year with most of the product used to make orange juice (approximately 95%). Fruit baskets are sold during season as gift baskets and can be shipped almost anywhere in the U.S.

Source: halegroves.com


Help Us Rate This Recipe

4.9 stars from 17 ratings of Candied Orange Peel Dipped in Chocolate

Candied Orange Peel Recipe

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 1 hour 15 min
Ready in: 1 hour 45 min
Yields: Serves six to eight people

Basic Ingredients

We used natural, organic ingredients in our recipe.  However, using your preferred brands will work fine for this treat.
We used natural, organic ingredients in our recipe. However, using your preferred brands will work fine for this treat.

Simple Tools

We use ordinary pots to melt the chocolate.  Make sure you do not overheat the chocolate -- it burns easily.
We use ordinary pots to melt the chocolate. Make sure you do not overheat the chocolate -- it burns easily.

Ingredients

  • 6 thick-skinned Navel oranges, Honeybell or Valencia
  • 4 1/2 cups Turbinado sugar, or regular table sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups Water
  • 1 cup Semi-sweet chocolate (70% cocao) chips, or any chocolate brand of chips
  • 1 cup Bitter sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Cut tops and bottoms of the oranges and score into quarters. Cut down only to the peel (avoid cutting into the fruit).
  2. Peel the skin and pith of the orange in large pieces. Save the orange segments for a salad or other recipe.
  3. Cut the peel into strips about 1/4 inch wide.
  4. Place the peels into a large saucepan filled with cold water. Cover. Bring to a boil over high heat.
  5. Pour off water. Repeat 2 to 3 times depending upon how mellow you want the peels to taste. We blanched ours 3 times to avoid the bitterness of the peelings.
  6. Remove the peels from the pan.
  7. Whisk the sugar with 1 and 1/2 cups water. Bring to a simmer. Cook for 8 - 9 minutes. Reduce heat, and add the peels. Simmer gently. Cook until the peelings are a bit translucent in appearance (about 40 to 45 minutes). Do not stir the peels while cooking as it will crystalize the sugar.
  8. Drain the peels. Roll them in sugar and then dip them in melted chocolate. (See item 10 below for instructions on how to melt the chocolate chips.)
  9. Place them on a rack to dry for 6 hours. (We dried ours overnight for a better, stiffer texture).
  10. Melting the Chocolate: Use a double broiler to melt the chocolate. Place a little water in the bottom pot. The water should not touch the top pot. Put the chocolate chips into the top pot with a little water or shortening (about 2 tablespoons). Stir constantly just until the chocolate melts. Do not overheat or over-melt. Turn off heat and remove from burner. It is now ready for step 8 above.

Orange Peel, Raw

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 6 grams
Calories 6
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 1 g
Fiber 1 g4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

© 2013 Dianna Mendez

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Rusticliving profile image

      Elizabeth Rayen 4 years ago from California

      Oh My Gosh... my two favorite flavors, orange and chocolate! These look amazing Dianna! I am going to try these as soon as I can get tot he store for the ingredients! So glad you shared this! Voted up++++ and shared!♥

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Rustic, glad you and I have excellent taste in desserts! Yes, do try them but watch out -- you can't stop munching on them. The caffeine kept us up later than we expected that evening. Thanks for coming by, you are first in line today!

    • english-zone profile image

      english-zone 4 years ago

      This will be another recipe on schedule. I could not stop thinking about this recipe you have shared, soon it will come into my beloved kitchen. Thanks for shared.

    • Janine Huldie profile image

      Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

      I am trying this one, because we have a box full of Florida oranges sent up here curtesy of my aunt and uncle. I have been having trouble eating all those oranges by myself. So, now I have the perfect recipe to use for them. Thanks Dianna. Voted up and shared, as always, too!!

    • carol7777 profile image

      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      I remember these little candies...It looks easy enough and many of us really enjoy childhood memories and want to bring some back for a while. I am pinning this one for sure.

    • Sunshine625 profile image

      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      I've never heard of candied orange peels and I've been in Orlando for over 25 years! What the heck! I would give them a try, chances are very good that I won't make them myself. Excellent step by step directions!

      I like your "orange" jokes. Last night my step-grandtwins were over and I said to them "Orange you glad you're visiting Sunshine" they are two yrs old and didn't get my joke, but I got a goofy grin from them :)

    • Michele Travis profile image

      Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      That looks so wonderful. Both of them taste great. That is going to be another recipe I am going to try. Than you so much for writing this!!

      Voted up. ( wish I could do that more then just once)

    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i love your recipe. A great treat for kids and adults on weekends. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Voted useful

    • billybuc profile image

      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love stupid jokes; I was laughing out loud at these. I gotta tell ya, I have never heard of orange peel in chocolate. It actually looks good. Thanks for a cool idea, and for the laughs.

      bill

    • Careermommy profile image

      Tirralan Watkins 4 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Wow, this looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe. I'm going to try making for my kids (-:

    • dwachira profile image

      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi teaches12345,

      From the explanation, i would like to try this recipe of Candied Orange Peel in Chocolate, it can make a good surprise for kids Birthday. I liked that story about Oranges, i didn't know most of that but i know now. Voted, useful and shared.

    • drbj profile image

      drbj and sherry 4 years ago from south Florida

      After your tantalizing description of candied orange peels dipped in chocolate, Dianna, I know I will find it difficult, nay, impossible, to eat just plain old non-chocolate-covered orange slices from this point forward. But I forgive you since I learned so much orange-knowledge from this delightful hub.

    • North Wind profile image

      North Wind 4 years ago from The World (for now)

      Sounds delish and perfect for little ones and older ones who still have a sweet tooth. This is one recipe I am definitely going to try. I suppose one could try it with grapefruit, couldn't they? I have an endless amount of both fruits so I will try it with both. Thanks for the great hub!

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      English, do make some soon, you won't be sorry. Thanks for your visit and support today. Hope your day is going well.

      Janine, glad this is going to be useful for the box of oranges. I can't think of a better way to use those sweet fruits. Glad you stopped by and have a wonderful day.

      Carol, those treats were special weren't they? I have to say that these are addictive due to the added chocolate. Be warned! :)

      Linda, I love your joke. They will catch on sooner or later to jokes and now you'll have these handy. Glad you enjoyed the recipe idea. At least you have the Florida oranges to make it perfect. Enjoy your weekend.

      Michelle, you are so sweet.. your one vote means lots to me. I appreciate your visit here and comment. Blessings.

      Peach, this treat is for kids of all ages -- like you said. The chocolate is really the tops on this recipe. Glad you came by and hope your day is going well.

      Bill, these are jokes my grandkids taught me through the years. I think I heard the "side of the road - out of juice" one over 100 times. Laughter is the best treat of all! Take care, friend.

      Career, I think you will enjoy them as well -- very addictive! You take care out there in sunny LA.

      Dwachira, you are right, this would make a great kids birthday party treat. It is somewhat healthy too -- but don't let them know! Thanks for your visit and hope all is well in Kenya.

      Dr BJ, I am chuckling because now every time I eat an orange I think about saving the peel to dip in chocolate. Your visit is always a great pleasure. Take care.

      North Wind, this does satisfy the sweet tooth at any age. It's just the right size and flavor to give someone a treat. If you try it with grapefruit, let me know how it turns out. I don't see why it wouldn't work but I would blanch them at least 3 times (or 4). Be well and safe.

    • carozy profile image

      carozy 4 years ago from San Francisco

      Mmm.. these look yummy. Thanks for the recipe at the end. I'll try this.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Carozy, try them and let me know what you think. Good to see you here today. Hope the sun is shining for you in San Fancisco.

    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 4 years ago from United States

      This definitely gets 5 stars. They look so good and I love those flavors. Thanks for reminding me of something I haven't had in years.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Pamela, what woman doesn't favor orange & chocolate? Thanks for the vote. Here's to a great weekend!

    • michiganman567 profile image

      michiganman567 4 years ago from Michigan

      I might have to try this sometime. Thanks for sharing Teach!

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      If you lived closer I would send over a batch. Thanks for the visit today. Keep warm and safe. Blessings, Michiganman!

    • joanveronica profile image

      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi teaches, a fantastic read! We can still buy candied orange peel covered with chocolate around here! This has always been a treat for me ever since I was a child, love it! Your recipe looks yummy, I will have to offer it to the "lady of the house"! Voted up, useful and interesting! Have a good day!

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Joan, I loved these as a child and I ate more than my share growing up. The chocolate ones are way too good! Your visit was so welcome. May your day be restful.

    • joanveronica profile image

      Joan Veronica Robertson 4 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hi teaches, don't know what happened, my computer has the stutters! Sorry! I think I was able to fix it, better now!

    • Suzie HQ profile image

      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi teaches,

      I love this recipe of orange and chocolate . . . . pure heaven! What a fascinating history of the Florida growing orange I wish Ireland had the climate for citrus as I adore them. Loved your oranges jokes, a great inclusion to add a bit of humor. The process for these delights looks easy with instructions you gave clearly so will definitely pin for later use to my delicious desserts!! Thanks again for another fantastic recipe and read, voted, shared and pinned. 5 star all the way!!

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Suzie, so glad to see you here today. Where do your oranges come for? Interesting. Glad you like the recipe and the jokes. I hope your day is going well.

    • cclitgirl profile image

      Cynthia Sageleaf 4 years ago from Western NC

      These look delicious, Dianna! Yummy! I've only had them once or twice. My mom liked them, but I didn't usually like orange rinds when I was younger, lol, but my grandmother sure did. She'd eat an orange and then proceed to eat the whole rind - raw and by itself! HAHA.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Wow, I don't know if I could eat the raw rind but I'm sure it is healthy. The chocolate makes this a delight. Your visit was a pleasure and I wish you a wonderful day.

    • Millionaire Tips profile image

      Shasta Matova 4 years ago from USA

      That looks delicious - makes me wish I lived in Florida! The instructions look excellent too. You are very clever to include the jokes.

    • Just Ask Susan profile image

      Susan Zutautas 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This sounds so good and since I love chocolate I think I'll make these for Valentine's Day.

    • Suzie HQ profile image

      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi teaches,

      We import oranges in Ireland and there are a number of European hot spots like Spain for the Seville Orange and Italy. Looking forward to being able to grow my own when we finally move to Italy! I want to be growing and planting so many fruit trees and veg that I have not had the opportunity to do before thanks to the climate here! Having our own oranges for freshly squeezed juice, lemons for everything and pumpkins for my Whoopie Pies!!!!! LOL

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 4 years ago from North Carolina

      How interesting, Dianna-I've never heard of this. Wonderful hub about this recipe and oranges. BTW-cute orange jokes. Rated UP/U/I and Pinned.

    • Glimmer Twin Fan profile image

      Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

      Definitely trying these for a delightful and different snack! Pinned, up and awesome. These look delicious. Thanks.

    • AliciaC profile image

      Linda Crampton 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This recipe sounds very delicious, Dianna! Orange and chocolate are a lovely combination. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Millionaire, I think oranges are probably one of my favorite perks of living here. I do miss the cooler weather up north where the apples are so delish! Thanks for your visit and come see us sometime!

      Susan, this would make a good Valentine's Day dessert.. just have some candles and soft music in the background.

      Suzie, I love the Seville oranges but we can't get them often down here. I am so jealous that you get to live in Italy. You will enjoy the climate there for sure. You will be baking up a storm from the produce in your backyard. Whoopie pies -- yes, LOL!

      Denise, I think the orange peel idea is new to many. It's not something you can pick up at the local grocery store so not many have tasted them, but they are really good. Thanks for the sharing with others.

      Glimmer, Thank you for sharing this around with others. It is a simple, sweet treat that is surprisingly good.

      Alicia, I love orange and chocolate together, but I'm thinking of doing this with caramel next time around. Thanks for coming by today.

    • Kimberly Vaughn profile image

      Kimberly Vaughn 4 years ago from Midwest

      This look amazing! I am going to have to try them!

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Kimberly, if you do try them -- make sure you limit them because my hubby and I enjoyed them so much that the chocolate kept us up most of one night. They were soooo good, but addictive! Enjoy your week, dear one.

    • Mary Merriment profile image

      Mary Merriment 4 years ago from Boise area, Idaho

      I love chocolate and orange. I never thought of using the peel for such a delicious treat.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Mary, it is a bit strange using the peel as treat. You can't imagine the taste until you try one. Chocolate-- yum!!

    • HoneyBB profile image

      Honey Halley 4 years ago from Illinois

      Teaches, my ex-mother-in-law loves Orange Peels. I used to get them for her from Fannie May Candies. I think they closed most or all of their stores though and even if they didn't there aren't any near me. If I should ever make it out by her again (she lives in Florida across the street from an Orange Grove, in fact) I will definitely try making these for her. Thanks for sharing. I may try making them for myself in the meantime.

    • teacherjoe52 profile image

      teacherjoe52 4 years ago

      Good morning teaches.

      This sounds like a tangy treat. Thanks for the idea.

      God bless you.

    • profile image

      Lady Wolfs 4 years ago

      This is an interesting recipe. I didn't think you could eat the peel. Mixed with chocolate it sounds great. Really nice hub, and great information on Florida.

    • Jamie Brock profile image

      Jamie Brock 4 years ago from Texas

      My goodness teaches...I've never heard of chocolate dipped orange peels. They sound delicious.. I may have to give this a try! Thank you for sharing the recipe :)

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Honey, you have taught me something new about Fanny May. Didn't know they made these. Well, your mom will enjoy these for sure.

      TeacherJoe, glad you came by today. Thanks for the support.

      LadyE, after blanching, the peel tastes great - especially dipped in chocolate. Great chatting with you!

      Jamie, it's an amazingly good candy. Thank you for coming in for a visit. Be well and safe.

    • ImKarn23 profile image

      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Mmmmmm...not only do these look spectacular - but this hub is almost as gorgeous! Very impressive and honestly, i'm sitting here with a hot cup of coffee - and a couple of these would go perfectly!

      up and sharing forward..

    • HLPhoenix profile image

      HLPhoenix 4 years ago

      These really sound yummy... now I have to pass the recipe on to everyone I know... so someone will make some to share with me! I loved the history lesson too.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Hello, ImKarn! LOL! Yes, they would go great with a cup of coffee. We actually had to give what we had left over away because the caffeine in the chocolate was keeping us up at night and we couldn't resist them -- silly, huh? WEll, you enjoy your week and see you around soon.

      HL, That's the way to do it -- share the recipe and make sure they give you some in return! Great idea and one I will have to start. It was nice having your stop by and enjoy your week.

    • leroy64 profile image

      Brian L. Powell 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff)

      This looks good. I will have to try it, although the selection of oranges around here is kind of limited. I might try it with lemons, once I get the hang of it.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I would love to hear how it turns out with lemons, Leroy. I am so wanting to make a batch again soon, but will have to wait until I get to the farmer's market again next week. Enjoy your week.

    • Rosemay50 profile image

      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      This looks yummy and definitely one to try. I just bought some oranges yesterday so now I can use the whole thing.

      Thank you for sharing this 5 star recipe

    • MazioCreate profile image

      MazioCreate 4 years ago from Brisbane Queensland Australia

      I've never heard of this sweet delicacy before. Thanks for sharing the experience and recipe teaches12345. Will give it a go and see how it all comes together. Definitely like the idea of dark chocolate to complement the sugar. Liked & shared.

    • ishwaryaa22 profile image

      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      An engaging hub filled with your warm memories, cute jokes, detailed information about Florida oranges, clear instructions and tasty looking photo! I have eaten orange-flavored chocolates before and they tasted good. Way to go!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful, Awesome & Interesting. Voted up, pinned & shared on Facebook

    • sgbrown profile image

      Sheila Brown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      I have never heard of this before, but it sound great! Oranges and chocolate, who could not like it! I am going to buy some oranges when I go to the store today! Voted up and more! :)

    • Blond Logic profile image

      Mary Wickison 4 years ago from Brazil

      How interesting. I have never tried these but would like to. I also didn't know that Brazil was the top orange producer either. Up here, our oranges are green skinned!

      Florida oranges and grapefruits are two of my favourites.

    • profile image

      alwaysamber 4 years ago

      I want to try this so bad. It makes my mouth water just thinking about the combination of oranges and chocolate.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Rosemay, that is one way to "go with oranges -- no waste is great! Thanks for your added flavor to the topic today.

      Mazio, if you like the dark chocolate and orange tastes, then you are right up there with the best of chocoholics! Enjoy!

      Ishwary, I love the taste of chocolate and orange. There is a candy that comes out around Christmas time that I love, it's shaped like an orange, and I just indulge to my heart's content. Be well and safe.

      SG, just be warned that if you make a batch -- you have to restrain yourself from eating them all at one time. Hope you have a great day.

      Blond logic, I imagine Brazil's oranges are green tinted like Florida's due to the climate -- still they are so sweet. Yes, I was surprised to learn Brazil was tops in orange production. Good to know, right? Well, enjoyed our chat and appreciated your feedback.

      Amber, If only we were neighbors -- I would send you over a batch! Thanks for coming in to visit. Hope your day is filled with sunshine.

    • Daisy Mariposa profile image

      Daisy Mariposa 4 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Dianna,

      Your article brought back a lot of memories for me. My mother made candied orange peels when I was a child. I hadn't thought about them for years. My mother used a sugar coating, no chocolate. I must use chocolate when I make them!

    • sen.sush23 profile image

      Sushmita 4 years ago from Kolkata, India

      We are planning a weekend trip and I wanted something chewable and fun. This will surely be a hit I am sure..even with my aged parents. Great hub..voted up and away.

    • Jeannieinabottle profile image

      Jeannie InABottle 4 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      I've never heard of this before, but I love the taste of orange and chocolate together. Now I am definitely craving this. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Voted up!

    • SINewsome profile image

      Sophie Newsome 4 years ago from New York

      Yum! I love these but I've never made them myself. Ill have to try this recipe sometime.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      My, how good it is to hear someone else had this wonderful childhood experience. They are such a sweet little treat, aren't they? Yes, Daisy, you must try the chocolate!

      Sen, this treat will certainly fill that need and will help make your trip fun. Hope you enjoy them and have a safe trip.

      Jeannie, orange and chocolate go hand in hand and cannot be surpassed -- ok, maybe if stawberries, raspberries, nut or caramel were added. Thanks for the support and visit.

      Sinewsome, you just need a block of time and patience to make these simple treats. You won't be disappointed. Enjoy! Thanks for your visit and comment.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      I don't think that I have ever had candied orange peels but I'll bet that they are good especially dipped in chocolate. Once fixed that way, how long do they keep? Can they be kept in tins or jars unrefrigerated? They really sound good! Up votes.

    • alocsin profile image

      alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA

      I've never seen this before, much less tasted it, but it looks so exotic and sound delicious. Forwarding this to the family cook and voting this Up and Useful.

    • midget38 profile image

      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Sinful and delicious! Thanks for sharing this sweet treat with us!! Pinning and passing the recipe on.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Peggy, good question on the storage of these sweet treats. We ate them immediately and gave away the rest so that the temptation was not present -- very addictive, but they are supposed to stay for about a week. Some people keep them in airtight containers for storage, in a jar, etc. and I think keeping them on the counter or shelf is fine.

      Alocsin, if Florida oranges are exotic -- then these are definitely all that, my friend. Thanks for your visit and comment. Enjoy your evening.

      Midget, as far as sinful -- my hubby and I are guilty of eating too many; thus, we gave the majority away to escape the temptation of eating them all at one time. LOL! I appreciate your support and view of the hub post.

    • Eiddwen profile image

      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      So wonderful Dianna and I can't wait to try.

      Have a wonderful day ,and lots of love.

      Eddy.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Eddy, thank you for commenting. Great to see you here and appreciate your visit. Blessings, dear lady.

    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      We do not get these candied orange peels here. They seem easy to make and your recipe gives clear cut instructions. They sure look delicious and inviting.

      Voted up, interesting and gave 5 stars.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Rajan, it's a good way to use all the orange. Thanks for your coming by and commenting. Be well and safe.

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Except for cookies that freeze well, generally when I make a dessert I give most of it away since my hubby and I have no business eating an entire pie, cake, etc. Knowing that they would keep for about a week is good to know. Thanks!

    • unknown spy profile image

      IAmForbidden 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      another fantabolous hub Dianna. looks so delicious..for sure it tastes amazing.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Thanks for your comment and encouragement, Unknown. I love this recipe, just can't make it too often! Have a wonderful weekend, dear one.

    • formosangirl profile image

      formosangirl 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Teaches12345, not too long ago, my friend shared with me some candied orange feel from a famous French confectionery. I recalled that she told me how nutritious orange peels are. I have used some in my orange enzyme, but you have inspired me to make chocolate-dipped candied orange peel. With only four ingredients, this is a great project with kids. Thanks for sharing.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Formosangirl, they are on the healthy side and the chocolate adds to the pleasure. So glad you enjoyed this recipe and let me know how the project turns out. Enjoy your week.

    • profile image

      Vickiw 4 years ago

      I've known right from the start that you and I are kindred spirits! This combination should be against the law! Far too delicious. Can't wait to try it.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Great minds think alike, Vicki, and here we prove it. Thanks for your visit today. Hope your week is starting out well.

    • Movie Master profile image

      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      A chocolate and orange recipe - yes please!!!

      Yummy!

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Master, you have my vote on it - it is a winner! Thanks for your comment and visit. Always a pleasure to see you. Enjoy your evening.

    • CrisSp profile image

      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Love this one...grandma used to do this for us when we were young. Surely, this hub brought her memories back.

      Now, gotta take out my fondue set and do this with my daughter.

      Rating 5 star and would like to link it in one of my hubs, "How to Recycle Orange Peels", which is in the process of revamping. May I please?

      Thanks.

    • lindacee profile image

      lindacee 4 years ago from Arizona

      We used to make candied orange peel when I was young. What a treat that was! Your Hub has me hankerin' for some dipped in decadent chocolate. Wonderfully easy recipe, a great story and tutorial. I had completely forgotten about this treat from long ago -- thanks for the yummy reminder! Think I'll give your recipe a go! :)

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      CrisSp, I love it when you can make a family project out of a cooking recipe. Hope it is fun for you both. Yes, please feel free to link it and I will do the same in return. Good to promote hubs with similar topics with fellow hubbers. Enjoy your day.

      Lindacee, when I remembered this treat from my childhood it triggered this project with my hubby. Enjoy it. Thanks for your visit and support of the post. Always good to see you.

    • profile image

      phyllis333 4 years ago

      Dianna, thank you for this delish treat!. Love it and it sounds so easy. Just the best combination of flavors and I am sure I will have lots of help with eating them!

    • DeborahNeyens profile image

      Deborah Neyens 4 years ago from Iowa

      I have a couple of relatives who are just nutty about the combination of orange and chocolate. I may have to make this as a gift for them. I also appreciated learning a little about how the orange came to America. Great hub!

    • CrisSp profile image

      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Thank you for linking my hub. I just linked yours too and can't wait to do the candies this weekend with my daughter. Cheers!

    • Ruchira profile image

      Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

      Gosh..this looks so delish.

      Gotta try this, Dianna. You are not only a talented writer but an awesome cook. two hats at one time...awesomelicious :)

      voted up and sharing it across

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Thank you,

      Phyllis,

      Deborah,

      CrisSp,

      and Ruchira

      for coming by today to visit. I appreciate your wonderful support and comments. This little treat is simple, but you just cannot walk away from them. Believe me, I had to give the balance away so that I did not overindulge! I hope you are all enjoying a blessed day.

    • FullOfLoveSites profile image

      FullOfLoveSites 4 years ago from United States

      Yummy!!! Orange and chocolates are an unbeatable combination. It looks really easy to do, might want to try this. Voted up and useful. :)

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      FullofLove, it is an easy recipe but it does take some time. But the orange and chocolate are a combination that is worth the wait. Thanks for your support on this recipe choice. Hope you are doing well.

    • Riviera Rose profile image

      Riviera Rose 4 years ago from South of France

      These chocolate dipped orange peel treats are very popular in the south of France, but it's never occurred to me to make my own. Love this recipe, I really must try it some time. I can even get my oranges free from my neighbours' garden... :)

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      How wonderful that you can get fresh picked oranges from a good neighbour to make this sweet treat. I would be making more if I had oranges so close to my home. Enjoy the recipe and the beautiful countryside of south France.

    • girishpuri profile image

      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      Wonderful chocolate dipped orange peels, amazing, Dianna, you always write something unique, god bless.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Girish, thank you for your kind comment. I am glad that you enjoyed this recipe. I hope you are well and safe in your part of the world. God bless you!

    • Cathleena Beams profile image

      Cathleena Beams 4 years ago from Lascassas, Tennessee

      Looks delicious - I wonder how it would taste made with a sugar free substitute. Oranges and chocolate definitely are good together. Thank you for sharing your yummy recipe!

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Hi Cathleena, I would imagine the sugar free substitute would be fine as it is mixed into the recipe with other ingredients. We use natural turbinado here, we like the natural, less processed sugar idea. Also, we use half of the sugar listed on the recipe. Thanks for stopping in and for your wonderful support. Have a great week!

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile image

      Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

      My mother spice up tea with orange peels, but have not heard about this recipe. This looks delicious.

    • sandrabusby profile image

      Sandra Busby 4 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

      I'm not a cook, but I'm going to try this one. Thanks.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Vinaya, I have heard of people spicing their tea with orange peel and now I am going to have to try this. Thanksf or the visit and you have a great week.

      Sandra, this recipe is simple to make, even I can do it and that's saying a lot, but it takes a bit of time. It is a fun cooking project. Enjoy!

    • Cardisa profile image

      Carolee Samuda 4 years ago from Jamaica

      Hello there Teacher!, I do miss reading your hubs.

      I have never had this treat but am sure I would love it! The bitter sweet taste of the peel si certain to ignite the palate.

    • Stephanie Henkel profile image

      Stephanie Henkel 4 years ago from USA

      I don't think I've ever had candied orange peel with chocolate - it sounds delicious! Thanks for an informative and useful article as well as a great recipe!

    • justmesuzanne profile image

      justmesuzanne 4 years ago from Texas

      Yum! Sounds delicious! Voted up and awesome! :)

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Cardisa

      Stephanie

      Suzanne,

      This little treat is one if my favorite to serve with a cup of coffee to guests. It hits the spot with just a hint of the flavors mingled for a sweet dessert. Thank you for coming by to support the recipe post. I hope your day is a good one.

    • missolive profile image

      Marisa Hammond Olivares 4 years ago from Texas

      Teaches12345, these look great! Chocolate and orange has always been one of my favorite combos. I'll have to share this recipe with mom, she loves candied and dehydrated fruits. Plus, who can say no to chocolate? Thanks for the step by step instructions and the cute orange jokes!

      Voted up and sharing

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Missolive, this is a great idea for those who love candied frutis. I love this treat, but have to limit it to a couple of times a year because it truly is addicting for me! Thanks for stopping by and so glad you enjoyed the idea. Hello, to your mom!

    • todaylearning profile image

      todaylearning 4 years ago from Texas, United States

      very nice article, it's always good to learn new recipes to enjoy, thank you for sharing it with us.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Today, glad you liked the recipe. Thank you for visiting.

    • Barbara Kay profile image

      Barbara Kay Badder 4 years ago from USA

      I've never heard of these before, but they sound good. I'll have to give then a try.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Barbara, thank you for visiting and leaving a comment. They are a great sweet treat.

    • DDE profile image

      Devika Primić 4 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Awesome advice here on such a good treat

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      I love this treat, DDE. I really have to control myself when we do make them. Thanks for your comment and support.

    • Lizam1 profile image

      Lizam1 4 years ago from Victoria BC

      What a lovely idea - I love chocolate and orange together and we just happen to have a whole bag of oranges. Thanks for sharing this one

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Liz, every time I see these orange candies I cannot resist having one! I hope you enjoy them. Hope your week is a good one.

    • Mommy Needs a Nap profile image

      Michelle Clairday 4 years ago from Arkansas

      That sounds great. I've never had candied orange peels, but my kids eat at least 2 oranges per day. This sounds like a great use of the peels. Talk about a green approach, no waste.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Mommy, yes it is a great way to eat an entire orange. I am thinking of making some again soon, just love the taste of chocolate and orange. Have a great week.

    • Tonipet profile image

      Tonette Fornillos 4 years ago from The City of Generals

      I think this is easy to prepare. I never imagine I'm going to make chocolate treat from orange peels, perhaps on the weekend, lol. I like that orange segments can be saved for a salad or other recipe, sounds like there's nothing to go into waste. I'm sharing this to my friends and to my boss. Thank you, teaches. Best wishes to you and your hubby :=) -Tonette

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Tonipet, Beware; this is an addictive treat! Hope you enjoy the recipe soon.

    • howlermunkey profile image

      Jeff Boettner 4 years ago from Tampa, FL

      That is a fantastic idea! Born and raised in Florida, when I was little had orange trees in my back yard...we made orange "everything", but never candied the peels! Going to the store tonight, picking up some oranges and will try this tomorrow :)

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 4 years ago

      Hello Howler! How wonderful that you enjoyed fresh oranges most of your life. Since moving here, we are truly enjoying them, especially with this recipe. Hope you enjoyed the treat. Thanks for stopping by here. Take care.

    • midget38 profile image

      Michelle Liew 4 years ago from Singapore

      Sharing these candied orange peels again!

    • Neil Sperling profile image

      Neil Sperling 3 years ago from Port Dover Ontario Canada

      chocolate oranges..... I wish you lived closer I would drop by and see what else you have coming out of your kitchen.... I'm starving now!

      Thanks for a cool recipe - can you recommend a cook in my area?

      hugs

    • Vinaya Ghimire profile image

      Vinaya Ghimire 3 years ago from Nepal

      We use orange peels to spice up tea and home beauty remedies, but this new delicacy was really wonderful.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Midget,

      Neil,

      Vinaya,

      These are my favorite treats any day. So glad you all enjoyed the idea. Have a great week and thanks for coming by.

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      This sounds awesome, and something I would like to try, what a great idea! voted up and shared, nell

    • stephhicks68 profile image

      Stephanie Hicks 3 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Love this! I'm bookmarking and planning to make this soon! Cheers, Steph

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Nell, you must try them some day. They are just the right sweet treat with a cup of tea. Beware: they are addicting!

      Stephanie, I hope you enjoy this chocolate treat as much as I do.

    • Daisy Mariposa profile image

      Daisy Mariposa 3 years ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Dianna (teaches12345),

      My boyfriend mentioned wanting to have a sweet snack. I told him about your recipe. He's never had candied orange peel, but I remember it from my childhood. We're going to buy some navel oranges the next time we're in our local farmers market.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Oh, let me know how they turn out, Daisy. I just can't stop eating them when I make these little treats. Enjoy!

    • Jackie Lynnley profile image

      Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago from The Beautiful South

      Yum, I want to try them without the chocolate and then with it. I have oranges right now that have this recipe written all over them. lol Thx!

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I love this recipe, Jackie. Honestly, you just can't eat one. Glad you stopped in and I am so grateful for your comment.

    • AudreyHowitt profile image

      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      Oh yum! Still one of my all time favorites!

    • Vellur profile image

      Nithya Venkat 3 years ago from Dubai

      This is a delicious recipe, orange and chocolates together. I love orange and chocolates and will try this out. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

    • shampa sadhya profile image

      Shampa Sadhya 3 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

      This is a superb post. Thanks to Vellur for sharing this post.

    • dearabbysmom profile image

      dearabbysmom 3 years ago from Indiana

      I've seen candied citrus peels for sale in some catalogs, and have always been intrigued. This looks like a very doable recipe to try, and would be nice for gift-giving. Something different than cookies or brownies. Thank you for sharing, I'm going to try it!

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      Audrey,

      VEllur,

      Shampa,

      Abbysmom,

      I love this sweet treat, I just can't make it too often because I tend to over indulge. Thanks for visiting and leaving such nice comments. Vellu, I appreciate your sharing this with others.

    • mdscoggins profile image

      Michelle Scoggins 2 years ago from Fresno, CA

      Hi teaches12345 that is a very interesting recipe. I was thrown off by the title but once I read the recipe it sounds very yummy!! Voted Up.

    • Phyllis Doyle profile image

      Phyllis Doyle Burns 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      I love candied orange peel and this recipe seems fairly easy. Dipping them in chocolate gives a wonderful taste experience. Thanks for sharing the recipe and the information on oranges. I am anxious to try your recipe.

    • Arachnea profile image

      Tanya Jones 2 years ago from Texas USA

      THis looks absolutely yum. Very pretty as well.

    • Patsybell profile image

      Patsy Bell Hobson 2 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

      Oh, this is one to prepare for the holidays. I've never made this. It never occurred to me. Voted up, UAI, pinned, shared,tweet.

    • Adventuretravels profile image

      Giovanna Sanguinetti 2 years ago from London UK

      Addictive!! Certainly.

    • RTalloni profile image

      RTalloni 2 years ago from the short journey

      Oh me--to do this with fresh Florida oranges would be wonderful! Thanks for sharing this recipe. It would be a great one to tuck into Christmas packages. Pinning to Ways w/ Food: Desserts board.

      I grew up eating tons of fresh oranges in Central Florida, pre Disney area growth that has consumed areas around the lakes and other grove tracts. They were so refreshing when we were playing outside or after fishing in the mornings.

    • ecogranny profile image

      Kathryn Grace 2 years ago from San Francisco

      Yum. I have tried several candied citrus recipes and have yet to find one that tastes like my childhood memories. All the other recipes had me remove the pith. Perhaps leaving it on is the secret!

      I am going to try your recipe this winter when I make marmalade, in hopes of finally getting that candied citrus I remember from my youth.

      Thank you for sharing this.

    • CassandraCae profile image

      Cassandra Kuthy 2 years ago from Ohio

      This looks absolutely amazing. I have never heard of these before.

    • Brite-Ideas profile image

      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 2 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      The first I've heard of this - I have to pin this with the hopes of giving it a try when I get time in the kitchen again, sounds great, very original!

    • sallybea profile image

      Sally Gulbrandsen 2 years ago from Norfolk

      They look yummy, a lovely combination.

    • cheeluarv profile image

      cheeluarv 2 years ago from INDIA

      This is for the first time I am hearing about candied orange peels with chocolate. It looks delicious and new.My niece who is 5 year old ,likes oranges very much and I hope she will enjoy this sweet preparation of orange peels . Thanks for sharing this recipe with jokes,and memories,it was as good as the candied peels itself.

    • ologsinquito profile image

      ologsinquito 2 years ago from USA

      These look really good, and relatively easy to make.

    • Pawpawwrites profile image

      Jim 2 years ago from Kansas

      I've never heard of these. I'll have to put this on my list of things to try. Thanks.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Mdscoggins,

      Phyllis,

      Arachnea,

      Patsy,

      Adventure,

      RTalloni,

      Ecogranny,

      Casandra,

      Brite,

      Sally,

      Cheelaury,

      Olog,

      Pawpaw,

      Thank you for the wonderful comments and support of this article. I appreciate all the positive feedback and added value of your thoughts. I have had this recipe on my mind for the upcoming holidays. They are a nice treat to have as guests arrive. Just make plenty though because they tend to go quickly. May you all have a wonderful week! Blessings.

    • PurvisBobbi44 profile image

      PurvisBobbi44 2 years ago from Florida

      Hi teaches12345,

      What a wonderful treat for any event. I will try this one this winter with tangerine peel since we have trees. I will let you know how it turn out.

      Thanks for sharing.

      Bobbi Purvis

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Hi Bobbi,

      I think this would go well on tangerine peel since it is a citrus fruit. Enjoy the treat! Blessings, dear lady.

    • mary615 profile image

      Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

      I haven't thought of candied orange peel in years! My Mother always made them at Chistmastime, but never dipped in chocolate.

      I bookmarked this and will try it. Voted UP , etc. and shared.

    • CatherineGiordano profile image

      Catherine Giordano 2 years ago from Orlando Florida

      Your orange jokes were a nice touch. Liked the stories of your family too. and I'm saving the recipe to try. I have a grapefruit tree in my yard. I might give mixed citrus a try. Voted up.

    • bensen32 profile image

      Thomas Bensen 2 years ago from Round Lake Park

      Looks and sounds great to bad I can't eat chocolate :(

    • vocalcoach profile image

      Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

      Navel oranges here I come! Can't wait to use your recipe for this delicious treat. Great combination.

      Thanks, Dianna!

    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 2 years ago from England

      I did smile when I read you made such a mess! yep me too, I can never cook without causing an explosion of food! seriously this sounds delicious! I have never tried it before, so I will have to give it a go, nice one!

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Mary, you must try the recipe in chocolate. It is just right for the upcoming holidays.

      Catherine, I can't resist adding humor like this to make a hub interesting. Glad you liked them.

      Bensen, so sad that chocolate is off limits but then I can't have strawberries and I can relate. Perhaps you could try dipping them in carmel?

      Audrey, I am almost tempted to try this recipe this week. Navel oranges are the best!

      Nell, I do make a mess when I cook! Guess that is why my hubby does most of the cooking around here. So good to see you here today.

    • ChitrangadaSharan profile image

      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      This sounds very interesting and unique!

      I have never tried something like this, therefore I must try. Your hub is so well presented and I liked your Orange jokes as well.

      Thanks and voted up!

    • AudreyHowitt profile image

      Audrey Howitt 2 years ago from California

      Love this--and am thinking about making these for gifts this year!

    • DzyMsLizzy profile image

      Liz Elias 2 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Oh. My. Gosh! This sounds absolutely decadent!! I must try it. I love the chocolate/orange combination, and while I have had candied orange peels a couple of times, I don't believe I've ever had them chocolate dipped.

      Vote up, ++ starred and pinned!

    • PegCole17 profile image

      Peg Cole 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      After all the years I lived in Florida, I did not know that about Ponce de Leon. What a great tidbit of trivia. And your pictures of the candied orange peel are yummy. I've never tried this treat but it looks wonderful.

      I miss the abundance of good oranges and having an orange tree in my yard. It's too cold here to sustain them.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      ChitrangaaSharon, I am so glad this article brought laughter to you. I love a good joke now and then too!

      Audrey, these would make good holiday gifts. I am on your list, right?

      DzyMsLizzy, you are in for a real treat with the chocolate dipped peels. I can't stop once I start on these. Very addicting!

      Peg, I would have thought Texas was a good place for orange groves. You will just have to come visit Florida again. Enjoy your weekend.

    • suzettenaples profile image

      Suzette Walker 2 years ago from Taos, NM

      My mouth is watering as I read this and look at the scrumptious photos. This sounds so good and not too hard to make. I love oranges (especially from Florida) and I love chocolate. What a great combination. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us.

    • Journey * profile image

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 2 years ago from USA

      Hi teaches12345, I hope you're doing well. Happy New Year! This is a very interesting recipe. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and interesting.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 2 years ago

      Suzette, I did not make these for the holidays but now I wish I had because I love the taste of sour and sweet. Chocolate is our best friend!

      Journey, Happy New Year to you, too! Glad you stopped by and thanks for the support, dear friend.

    • poetryman6969 profile image

      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      How unique. I am fairly certain I have never had anything like this. With an ingredient like Turbinado how could you go wrong!

    • Besarien profile image

      Besarien 2 years ago

      Candied orange peel takes me straight back to Florida where I grew up. There was a chocolatier called Hoffman's that used to do great dark chocolate dipped fruit. I would always get dark dipped orange peel and dark dipped candied ginger. I am going to have to try this!

    • Akriti Mattu profile image

      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      This is a great recipe. Thanks for sharing.

      You know what's sad that we are running out of chocolate. I wrote a piece on it. If you ever feel like reading, do tell me what you think.

    • Daisy Mariposa profile image

      Daisy Mariposa 23 months ago from Orange County (Southern California)

      Dianna,

      I returned to read your recipe another time. Since I live in Orange County, California, it's likely I'll be using the peels of locally grown oranges, however.

    • peachpurple profile image

      peachy 21 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      Yummy snack, I am sure kids would love to dip in the chocolates

    • agusfanani profile image

      agusfanani 18 months ago from Indonesia

      We also have snack made from orange peel here but I find it too sweet. I think they should try your recipe to make orange peel more tasty.

    • Diana Abrahamson profile image

      Diana Abrahamson 10 months ago from t Francis Bay

      Really think that these dipped in chocolate orange sticks look so good. Must give them a try!

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 10 months ago

      Poetry, this is a very sweet-sour combination enhanced by the strength of the sugar. You will have to try it to really get the taste. Thanks for your comment.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 10 months ago

      Besarian, I live just minutes from Hoffman's. Yes, they have the best chocolate treats around! I will have to try their ginger candy next.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 10 months ago

      Akriti, oh no! I love chocolate and running low would be horrible. I will have to read your article and see what can be done to improve the supply.

      Daisy, Thanks for your return visit. I appreciate your comments and support.

      Peach, it does make a great treat for kids but limit them to just a few. It will have them bouncing off the walls if allowed to indulge.

      Agusfanani, perhaps this recipe is a version of your country's sweet treat. I hope you do try it and let me know what you think.

    • teaches12345 profile image
      Author

      Dianna Mendez 10 months ago

      Hello Diana! They do look good and taste even better! I may have to make some this Christmas. Have a great week, dear friend.

    Click to Rate This Article