4 large oranges
8 ounces (1 cup) water
8 ounces sugar (it may not be precise, but I used 1 cup)
16 ounces good chocolate (These would probably work out better with a good dipping chocolate, but as I am not Willy Wonka, I always just melt up some Guittard milk chocolate chips)
Slice the ends off of the oranges, score the peel from one end to the other, and remove the peels off the oranges.
Slice the peels into thin strips and trim the edges.
Prepare the simple syrup by combining the water and sugar in a sauce pot. Bring the syrup to a simmer, place the peels in the pot, and simmer for 1 hour. Check them often to make sure the syrup hasn’t boiled off. Once the peels have cooked, remove them from the pot, and place on a rack to cool and drain.
Melt the chocolate over a double boiler. Dip the candied orange peels in the chocolate, remove them quickly. Allow them to dry completely on waxed paper. Store these tasty treats in an airtight container.