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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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