Chocolate-dipped Candied Oranges

I doubt they have the right recovery nutrition, but these go down very easy after running 30km.

Chocolate-dipped Candied Oranges

Chocolate-dipped Candied Oranges

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)
  1. Gently bring the water and sugar to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and add the orange half-moons.
  2. Simmer for about 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the oven to a slow temperate, about 150 C, and line 2 or 3 baking sheets with wax paper or baking paper.
  4. Using tongs or something similar,lift out the orange half-moons and place them in a single layer on the baking sheets.
  5. Place in the oven for 40 minutes or until they are dried out a bit and a chewy toffee texture.
  6. Allow to cool on the sheets and then dip in melted chocolate.
Orange Half-moons in Sugar Syrup

Orange Half-moons in Sugar Syrup

They’re more-ish so be careful.

[This recipe was updated on 22nd April 2013]

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