There is almost nothing better than the flavors of orange and chocolate together. My crinkly Chocolate Orange Cookies are proof of that! Then there are those chocolate orange balls wrapped in the shiny orange foil that show up every year around Christmas. And the chocolate orange sticks. But honestly, there is not enough chocolate orange stuff in the world. I set out to remedy that problem, and thus, my Candied Orange Peel Bark was born.
Making your own candied orange peel is easy. I have a step-by-step tutorial for you right here.
After that, it’s just a matter of melting almond bark, spreading it out on some waxed paper, and dropping the candied orange peels on it. It seriously could not be easier.
After the bark hardens, you can break it into pieces. I cut mine into diamonds because I thought it looked prettier. I also did a mix of regular almond bark and chocolate almond bark. You can layer them, or even lightly swirl them together.
You could also use lemon peel or lime peel with this recipe. The results will always be fantastic and so beautiful! Plus, I bet nobody else is giving these to friends and neighbors in their Christmas goody bags.
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- 24 ounces almond bark (or 12 ounces regular bark and 12 ounces chocolate bark)
- candied orange peel from two large oranges [http://icecreaminspiration.com/how-to-make-candied-citrus-peels/]
- Melt the bark in a saucepan on the stove over low heat, stirring frequently.
- When completely melted, pour onto waxed paper on the counter or on a cookie sheet. Spread out to desired thickness.
- Coarsely chop your candied orange peels and sprinkle them over the top of the bark while the bark is still soft.
- Place in the refrigerator for about a half hour to harden. Then break or cut into pieces.