Chocolate Dipped Candied Orange Slices

Chocolate Dipped Candied Orange Slices – the ultimate edible gift for the holidays.

Easy and inexpensive to make. Dipped in semi-sweet chocolate and sprinkled with coconut flakes, sea salt or chopped nuts.

Candied Orange Slices

I’ve bought candied oranges many times, because they are perfect for this time of the year. I finally decided that I could actually make them at home.

After trying these Candied Blood Orange Slices, which I used to top these cheesecake bars,
it was time to make candied oranges, dipped in chocolate.

Candied Orange Slices

The process is pretty simple.

My house smelled amazing, while I was making them.

You simmer the orange slices in simple syrup, then let them dry at room temperature or inside the oven (over low temperature).

I had to use the oven, because I wanted to speed up the process and also the orange slices were on the thicker side.

Candied Orange Slices

You can use these candied orange slices to top cakes, other desserts or snack on them.

Wrap them up and they will make a cute and festive homemade Christmas gift.

My friends loved these. Pretty much everyone around me is a huge fan of the chocolate-orange combination.

The little additions of – sea salt, toasted coconut flakes and chopped macadamia nuts, made these candied orange slices just perfect!

Candied Orange Slices

I also made candied tangerine slices, following the same process, which I used to top a holiday cake. I’m sharing the recipe for this cake next.

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Chocolate Dipped Candied Orange Slices
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
1 hrs
Total Time
1 hrs 10 mins
 
Chocolate Dipped Candied Orange Slices - the ultimate edible gift for the holidays. Easy and inexpensive to make. Dipped in semi-sweet chocolate and sprinkled with coconut flakes, sea salt or chopped nuts.
Course: snacks
Servings: 12
Calories: 172 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 large oranges , sliced into 1/8-inch rounds
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • sea salt
  • 2 tbsp chopped Macadamia nuts
  • 2 tbsp toasted coconut flakes
Instructions
  1. In a medium saucepan, combine water and sugar and bring to a boil. Stir, so the sugar gets dissolved.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low and add orange slices.
  3. Simmer for 1 hour to 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  4. Remove slices one by one and place on a cooling rack in a single layer (make sure there is a tray underneath).
  5. Let the slices dry for 2 hours or overnight. Alternatively, turn the oven to 170 F and place cooling rack, with the tray underneath in the oven. Let slices dry for 1 hour.
  6. Melt chocolate. Add vegetable oil and stir.
  7. Dip half of each orange slice in chocolate.
  8. Sprinkle some of them with sea salt, toasted coconut flakes and chopped Macadamia nuts (or other nuts of your choice).
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Dipped Candied Orange Slices
Amount Per Serving
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Potassium 92mg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 29g
Protein 0g 0%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 14.1%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 3.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Candied Orange Slices