1. Candied Orange Slices with Dark Chocolate
Candied Orange Slices with Dark Chocolate

Candied Orange Slices with Dark Chocolate

Lauren Grier | Dessert, Citrus, Chocolate |American

These pretty candied Harry & David orange slices dipped in dark chocolate are the perfect sweet snack to enjoy this winter season. Only using 5-ingredients, this dessert recipe is simple and delicious!

There are so many options when it comes to eating or cooking with citrus fruit, specifically oranges. Eating them plain is always a great idea, but making a candied version turns them into a delicious dessert!

Harry & David's oranges truly shine in this recipe. Sweet and juicy, this delicious citrus fruit combines perfectly with melted dark chocolate. It's a simple dessert combining two of the best flavors and makes for a great, sweet appetizer. Make these slices for yourself to boost your day or for a friend. These candied oranges will definitely spread some winter cheer!

Candied Orange Slices with Dark Chocolate

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 1 hours | Total Time: 1 hours


  • 2 to 3 Harry & David oranges
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup bittersweet dark chocolate chips
  • Sea salt, for garnish


  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Next, slice the oranges into 1/4 slices removing any seeds.
  3. In a wide, large skillet combine granulated sugar and water.
  4. Bring the skillet to a boil and continue continue to whisk until the sugar has dissolved.
  5. Next, add the orange slices to the skillet and lay in an even layer.
  6. Bring the skillet to a simmer. Let the orange slices simmer for about 1 hour uncovered or until they become transparent.
  7. Once the orange slices have become transparent, place the slices on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  8. Let the orange slices dry for at least 24 hours uncovered. They will still feel a bit sticky but that's okay.
  9. Next, place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and melt on high for 10 to 15 second intervals.
  10. Once melted, dip half an orange slice into the chocolate and place back on the parchment paper to set.
  11. Sprinkle with sea salt if desired. Repeat process until all orange slices have been dipped.
  12. Wait for about 15 minutes until the chocolate hardens to serve.
Makes: 10-12 slices
Serves: 10-12 servings