• Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 Hour

Number of servings

Candied Orange Peels ingredients

  • 4 Sunkist® Navel oranges
  • 3 cups water
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste
  • 1 cup dark chocolate, melted

Candied Orange Peels


  1. Rinse and dry oranges. Slice both ends off.
  2. Using a paring knife, carefully score each orange in quarters and then remove orange peel off each section trying not to get too much pith.
  3. Slice peel into ¼ inch strips.
  4. Add orange peels to pot and cover with water, sugar and stir. Bring to a boil.
  5. Turn down to a medium low heat until water reaches a soft simmer.
  6. Simmer for 45 minutes. Add vanilla before turning off heat and stir.
  7. Remove peels from syrup and cool on wire rack. Roll in sugar to coat.
  8. Enjoy immediately or dry for 4 hours or overnight.
  9. Dip candied orange peels one at a time in dark chocolate.
  10. Place on parchment paper to set up and harden. Keep in airtight container.