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Fruit, sugar, chocolate…. what couldn’t be good about this combination?? Honestly this¬†was my favorite candy growing up, and one of my father’s favorite candies as well. Some of my earliest memories are of stopping at a candy store on our way to my grandparents and picking up a small bag of this delicious treat, we both prefered¬†dark chocolate, and the bag would always be finished by the time we arrived.

This treat is deliciously easy to make, and only requires a bit of patience. Also, another perk, if there is leftover chocolate I love making an impromptu fondue with fruit such as strawberries, apples or pears.

Chocolate Covered Candied Orange and Lemon Peels


  • 2 oranges and 2 lemons (or all oranges or lemons, which ever you prefer)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 large bars or 4 smalls bars dark or milk chocolate


  1. Cut fruit in quarters, then peel fruit making sure to keep peel in tact. Slice peel into prox 1/8th inch wide strips.
  2. In a saucepan bring water and sugar to a simmer. Add peels and cook until saturated, about 30 – 45 minutes, stirring several times.
  3. Lay candied peels on a baking sheet covered with wax paper and let dry. This should take 3-6 hours, if you want to dry them overnight or are in a humid environment then you can put them in the fridge.
  4. In a double boiler (ie, a bowl over a saucepan) melt the chocolate. Take the candied peels, dip them in the chocolate with a fork, and then place on another baking sheet covered with wax paper.
  5. Let chocolate harden (either by leaving out or by placing the pan in the fridge.)

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