Use these as a garnish for desserts or simply enjoy as a snack. They do take some time to make and you must let the dry out overnight. But they are just so fun and delicious! I wonder how limes or other citrus peels would work! Thanks to Closet Cooking for the awesome recipe.
- 3 oranges, I used valencia
- 2 cup water
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 cup superfine sanding sugar (or white if you don’t have it)
- Semisweet chocolate chips (optional)
2. Cut and peel each orange into 4 vertical pieces and remove from orange in one piece.
3. Cut the peel into thin strips (about 1/4 inch)
4. Bring a pot of water to boil, reduce the heat to medium and cook the peels in boiling water for 15 minutes, drain and rinse.
5. Bring the water and sugar to a boil over medium heat in a sauce pan.
6. Add the peel, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the peels are tender, about 45 minutes.
7. Drain the peels on a paper towel for 30-60 minutes. Note: You want to drain the orange peels well. If you just throw them straight from the syrup into the sugar, the sugar will clump up. (Tip: Save the syrup for iced tea!)