Orange Slices

  • Oranges: 5 pcs
  • Sugar: 600 grams (21.2 ounces)
  • Water: 300 milliliters (1.27 cups)
  • Bitter Chocolate: 200 grams (7.05 ounces)


  • Sharp Knife

    Essential for cutting the oranges into even slices. Make sure it’s sharp enough to avoid squishing the fruit.

  • Saucepan

    Used to create the sugar syrup. A medium-sized one will do the trick perfectly!

  • Parchment Paper

    Helps prevent sticking when drying the orange slices and later when you’re chocolate-coating them.

  • Water Bath

    When melting chocolate, a water bath ensures gentle heating, preventing burning or seizing. No water bath? A heat-proof bowl over a simmering pot works great!

  • Tight Container

    Vital for storing your delicious creations to maintain freshness and crispness.


Step 1

1. **Cut the oranges** into 5mm (0.20 inch) slices and fill them with boiling water. This helps to soften the skin and reduce bitterness.

Step 2

2. **After 2 minutes**, drain the water, and dry the slices with a paper towel.

Step 3

3. **Heat the sugar and water** over low heat, wait until the sugar dissolves completely, and immerse the orange slices in the syrup. Stir occasionally to make sure all slices are covered evenly.

Step 4

4. **Cook for about 2 hours** until the orange peel becomes translucent. Remember to check every 30 minutes and stir gently to prevent burning.

Step 5

5. **Take out the slices** and let the syrup drain. Put them on parchment paper and dry in an oven preheated to 100°C (212°F) for 30 minutes. Turn slices halfway through drying to ensure even dehydration.

Step 6

6. **Let the oranges cool** before proceeding to the next step.

Step 7

7. **Melt the chocolate** in a water bath, ensuring not to overheat it. Stir continuously for a smooth texture.

Step 8

8. **Temper the chocolate** or skip this step if you're not comfortable with it.

Step 9

9. **Dip each slice** into the chocolate and spread them on parchment paper until the chocolate hardens. Use a fork to lift and shake off excess chocolate.

Step 10

10. **Store the finished slices** in a tightly closed container in a cool place. **Bon Appétit!** These make great gifts and can be stored for up to two weeks.


Picture this: a sunny picnic with your loved ones and a platter graced with these luxurious chocolate-dipped orange slices. 🌞🍊 Imagine dipping them into a creamy fondue, or using them to garnish a luscious orange-flavored mousse for an added burst of flavor. These slices also pair beautifully with a morning cup of coffee, boosting your energy and delighting your senses. For a show-stopping dessert, consider arranging them artfully around a chocolate cake—it’s not just a snack, it’s a conversation starter. Your friends and family will be amazed at how such a simple recipe can yield such sophisticated results! 🍫✨


Gluten-Free Version 🌾: The great news is, this recipe is naturally gluten-free! Just ensure the chocolate you use is labeled gluten-free to keep gluten out of your kitchen.

Vegan Version 🌱: Swap out the bitter chocolate for a high-quality vegan chocolate alternative. Many dairy-free options melt and temper just like traditional chocolate, ensuring your treats remain just as delightful! 🍫✨


  • How do I know when the orange peels are ready?

    The orange peels will become translucent after about 2 hours in the syrup, indicating they’re ready.

  • What’s the best way to melt chocolate?

    Using a water bath is best! This gentle heat method prevents chocolate from burning or seizing.

  • Can I use other fruits for this recipe?

    Absolutely! This recipe works well with fruits like lemon or grapefruit slices.

  • How can I ensure the chocolate sets properly?

    Temper the chocolate or allow the slices to rest on parchment paper until the chocolate hardens completely in a cool environment.

  • Can I add spices to the sugar syrup?

    Yes! Adding a cinnamon stick or some ginger can infuse additional flavors into the orange slices.

  • How long will these chocolate-dipped orange slices last?

    Stored in a tightly sealed container, they can last up to two weeks, if they aren't devoured sooner!

Nutrition facts

Amber orange slices
Recipe Yield:Serves 10
Calories:Estimated based on a medium slice dipped in chocolate
Calories (Min - Max):150 - 200
Total Fat:6g
Saturated Fat:3.5g
Total Carbohydrate:25g
Total Sugars:24g