For this weeks’ Five Ingredient Friday the recipe is Dark Chocolate Covered Orange Peel…an oldie but definitely a goodie. Every year when we are planning what Christmas cookies to make, this little candy makes its way in as a ‘must make’ recipe. It is such a great use for left over orange peel, and once you make this recipe once, you’ll realize that while it may take a little time, it is really an easy recipe to make. It has all of 3 ingredients…orange peel, sugar, and dark chocolate chips. The trick is to blanch the orange peel slices twice to remove the bitterness, and then boil the orange peel in a simple syrup of water and sugar to give it a sweetness, then that paired with the dark chocolate…yum, makes one tasty little candy.
What I also love about this recipe is that since it is such a pretty looking candy, it is perfect for making as a gift around the holidays! See, I even made some for Santa (he has fancy taste in my house lol)
Recipe adapted from Smitten Kitchen Orangettes Recipe