Thursday, December 22, 2011
Seriously, it's hard to stop at eating just one of these beautiful treats. The orange peels are bright and sweet, tempered by the bitterness of dark chocolate. I made these on a whim over the weekend (John Paul was out of town and a bag of oranges was less than $4 at Trader Joe's), and am so glad to discover how easy they are!
Smitten Kitchen's recipe, which worked wonderfully with a few tweaks. After reading some comments from her original post, I blanched the peels a total of three times, each time using a fresh pot of boiling water. I also left the peels to dry for 12 hours after simmering them in the simple syrup, which made them much easier to handle when dipping into chocolate.