Dark Chocolate Covered Orange Peels are the perfect healthy treat. Though they are soaked in sugar syrup and coated in dark chocolate I think you will agree that these are an indulgent way to satisfy a craving.
Peel from several large oranges, pith cut away and sliced into thin strips
1/2 c water
2 T sugar
A few tablespoons of super fine sugar (optional)
1 c dark chocolate
Blanch peel in saucepan of boiling water for one minute. Drain and run under cool running water. Repeat the process.
Line a baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper.
Boil water and sugar in a small heavy saucepan over medium low heat, until sugar dissolves. Add peel and simmer until almost no liquid remains.
Transfer peel to prepared sheet, separating into strips. Cool completely. When almost cooled, I sprinkled peels with superfine sugar on one side.
When peels have cooled, melt your chocolate in a small bowl. I do this in a microwave on a low power for about one minute each time, whisking in between until chocolate is smooth. Now dip each individual peel into chocolate and carefully lay then back on the paper. Let harden in fridge and then enjoy!
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