I doubt they have the right recovery nutrition, but these go down very easy after running 30km.
My friend Minty gave me this recipe and I love it. The first time I tried them I was with another friend, Rina, and we’d just finished a long run of about 30km or so. Minty had given some to me that morning, to try, and Rina and I gobbled them down.
These are easy to make, but just take a little time. Something lovely to do when you want to potter in the kitchen on a cool day.
- About 3 or 4 navel oranges, sliced into half moons about 5mm thick
- 1 1/4 cups of water
- 2 cups sugar added (I used rapidura)
- Dark chocolate (Lindt 70% is my go-to chocolate for just about everything)
- Gently bring the water and sugar to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and add the orange half-moons.
- Simmer for about 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, heat the oven to a slow temperate, about 150 C, and line 2 or 3 baking sheets with wax paper or baking paper.
- Using tongs or something similar,lift out the orange half-moons and place them in a single layer on the baking sheets.
- Place in the oven for 40 minutes or until they are dried out a bit and a chewy toffee texture.
- Allow to cool on the sheets and then dip in melted chocolate.
They’re more-ish so be careful.
[This recipe was updated on 22nd April 2013]