Candied Orange Peel (Gluten-Free)

2.4 (4 reviews)

Candied Orange Peel (Gluten-Free)

  • Prep Time 15 minutes
  • Cook Time 1 hour
  • Servings 1


  • 2 large oranges
  • 3 cups water + more for boiling
  • 3 1/4 cups sugar
  • 7 oz.  high-quality vegan chocolate, broken into pieces


  • Cut a 1-inch slice off the top and bottom of each orange, then cut into four vertical segments.
  • Remove the insides, including the pith. Slice each segment of peel into 1/4-inch-wide strips.
  • Fill a saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Add the orange-peel strips and boil for 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • In another saucepan, add 3 cups water and the sugar and bring to a boil, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Add the orange-peel strips. Reduce the heat and simmer for 45 minutes.
  • Drain and allow to cool completely.
  • Melt the chocolate over a very low heat, stirring constantly.
  • Dip half of each orange-peel strip in the chocolate and place on a sheet of parchment paper to allow the chocolate to set.

Makes 4 servings


Rated 2.4/5 based on 4 reviews

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