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Candied orange peels in a silver cup

Orange Peel Candy

A delectable snack, this orange peel candy is not only easy to prepare, it's super yummy too. Learn how to make your own candied peels here!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Orange Peel Candy
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Drying Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Yield: 1 cup
Author: Priya Maha


  • 1 orange cut the skin
  • 500 ml water

Sugar Syrup

  • 100 ml water
  • 100 g sugar

Sugar Coating

  • 50 g granulated sugar


  • Slice off the skin of the orange.
  • Using a sharp knife, slice off as much of the white pith that is attached to the orange peel slices as possible.
  • Cut the peels to about 1mm to 2mm wide and about 2cm to 3cm long.
  • Fill a medium-sized saucepan with 500ml water.
  • Turn on the heat and let the water boil. Add the cut orange peels and cook them in medium heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Strain the orange peels and discard the water.
  • Return the saucepan to the stove to make the simple syrup.
  • Add water and sugar and turn on the heat to a medium flame.
  • Once the sugar is dissolved, reduce the flame to a low heat. Add the strained peels and cook for about 10 minutes, until the orange peels turn translucent.
  • Strain the syrup.
  • Let the candied peels dry slightly in the strainer for about 10 minutes. Transfer them to a bowl of granulated sugar. Use a fork to mix the peels in the sugar until they are well coated.
  • Place the sugar-coated candied orange peels on a parchment-lined tray and let them dry for about 30 minutes.
  • Store the candied orange peels in an airtight container.


Calories: 642.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 165.4g | Protein: 1.2g | Fat: 0.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 31.5mg | Potassium: 240.1mg | Fiber: 3.1g | Sugar: 161.9g | Vitamin A: 294.8IU | Vitamin C: 69.7mg | Calcium: 71.9mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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