How to make it

  • Cut the oranges in half lengthwise.
  • With the cut side down, slice the oranges crosswise into 1/4-inch slices. DO NOT peel. Discard the stem ends.
  • In a 10-inch saute pan combine the water and the 3 1/2 cups of sugar,.
  • Sir to blend, then bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Add the orange slices, separating them, and simmer them gently for 1 hour uncovered. Occasionally dunk any floating slices.
  • **NOTE: When cooking the orange slices DO-NOT STIR. If someone is helping you make sure they do not stir, just them push down on the orange slices as recipe says.
  • Remove from heat and cool to room temperature.
  • Remove the orange slices, with a slotted spoon and transfer to a cooling rack set over a baking sheet to let drain and dry for 24 hours.
  • Cut the slices in half again after make thinner slices.
  • NOTE; I dried them in my oven. Preheat to 350F and then turn off heat, or if oven has a pilot light, this works great if it is a damp day.
  • After drying the slices, toss them in the granulated sugar and set them aside. Do not stack them because they will stick together.
  • While you are coating the orange slices with the sugar, have the chocolate melting slowly in the top of a double boiler over boiling water, or chocolate can be melted in the microwave.
  • When all the chocolate is melted and creamy and registers 100C/212F on a candy themometer, remove the top section from the double boiler.
  • Add the 2-ounce of chocolate and gently stir until the thermometer reads 88C/190F to 91C/196F, then remove what remains of the chunk of chocolate.
  • Dip the orange slices 2/3 of the way into the chocalate.
  • Gently scrape off excess chocolate against the side of the pan.
  • Place the orange slices on a sheet of wax paper to set.
  • Work quickly with the slices .
  • **If the chocolate becomes to thick for dipping place it over the boiling water again until it reaches 88 /190Fto 91/196F degrees.

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    " It was excellent "
    Celladoor ate it and said...
    A wonderfully comprehensive and moreish delight, defiantly a keeper!
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  • joleen 7 years ago
    Do they come out soft or are they hard like toffee?
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    " It was excellent "
    auntybea ate it and said...
    Jut lovely!
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    " It was excellent "
    fluffy24 ate it and said...
    I make these and they are wonderful. First time I put chocolate on oranges my kids thought I was crazy. They love it now. Thanks for posting this recipe
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    Sounds like a great recipe thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    Gosh, I have never thought to do this. They sure sound good.
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