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Israeli Chocolate-Coated Orange Peels













Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber, Sodium-Free, Low Sodium


3 each oranges
2 cups sugar
plus extra for rolling
2 tablespoons lemon juice
5 ounces chocolate, bittersweet
finely chopped
2 teaspoons vegetable oil


Line a baking sheet with wax paper.

Set aside.

Scrub oranges well, and cut in half.

Scoop out the flesh and reserve for another use.

Place the shells in a medium-sized bowl and cover with cold water, keeping them under water with a small plate or lid.

Let soak for about 4 hours or overnight, replacing the water once.

Cut each shell in half; place in a large heavy saucepan.

Add water to cover and bring to a boil over medium high heat.

Boil for 15 minutes.

Drain and repeat the process.

When oranges are cool enough to handle, cut into strips about ¼ x 2 inches.

Return the strips to the saucepan; add sugar and 1 cup water.

Bring to a simmer over low heat.

Cook gently, stirring occasionally, until liquid is almost gone, about 1½ to 2 hours.

Watch closely toward the end of cooking.

Add the lemon juice; stir to coat the strips.

Drain the strips in a sieve.

When they are cool enough to handle, spread on the prepared baking sheet.

Put all but ¼ cup of the chocolate and the oil in the top of a double boiler set over barely simmering water.

Stir just until melted, remove double boiler from heat, and add the remaining chocolate, stirring until melted.

Roll each orange strip in sugar, then dip half of each peel into the chocolate and return to the baking sheet.

Place in the freezer for a minute or two to let the chocolate set.

Remove from the freezer and let them sit for several hours until they are firm.

Store in an airtight container for up to 3 months.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 249g (8.8 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 58616% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 43%
Dietary Fiber 4g 17%
Sugars g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 91%
Calcium 6% Iron 5%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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