Since ALDI has oranges on sale for $.99 a bag we have been cruising through them. Every time we would throw away or compost the peels I thought there has to be something better that can be done with these. So I Google searched what to do with orange peels and decided to give candying them a try. I actually have Elisa to thank for recipe. Here's how it went.
I blanched the orange peels twice, as they were too bitter after the first blanching. I probably should have done it one more time, but I got impatient.
I drained them and then put them into a pot with 2 cups of water and 2 cups of sugar.
I had a picture of them in the pot again, but it looks just like the previous one. I then cooked them until they were slightly transparent - About an hour.
And Voila, candied orange peels! The ones on the left got dipped in chocolate, and the ones on the right are sugared. - tasty!