Spray a wire cooling rack with nonstick cooking spray; place in a rimmed baking pan. Cut the peels of 3 large oranges into 1/4-inch-wide strips.
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Servings and Ingredients
|3 large orange peels|
|1 c. water, plus additional for boiling|
|1 ¾ c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar, divided|
|1 vanilla bean|
|Dark chocolate melting wafers, for dipping, if desired|
Things To Grab
- Wire cooling rack
- Hy-Vee nonstick cooking spray
- Rimmed baking pan
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Simmer orange peels for 10 minutes; drain.
Heat 1-1/2 cups sugar, 1 cup water, and a vanilla bean until sugar is dissolved. Add boiled peels. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Gently simmer, uncovered 25 to 30 minutes or until very soft and slightly translucent. Transfer peels to prepared rack; cool 10 minutes. Toss with 1/4 cup sugar. Let dry at room temperature for 6 to 24 hours.
If desired, partially dip orange peels in melted chocolate and let stand until chocolate is set. Store in a single layer in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
Amounts Per Serving
- Total Fat: 0g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
- Sodium: 0mg
- Total Carbohydrates: 25g
- Protein: 0g