This is something I’d really recommend. It turns out even nicer than bought chocolate orange.
4 organic oranges (you’re going to be eating the skin)
Dark chocolate – to melt (I used 3 bars)
Remove the skin carefully from the oranges, keeping as much of the white as you can. Add the sugar to water, dissolve it, and into the simmering water, add the orange peel strips. Reduce for around half an hour. Taste the oranges; if not bitter, they’re ready.
Drain off the syrup – it tastes lovely too on ice cream.
Lay out the orange strips on a tray for a few hours to dry a little. Carefully melt the chocolate in a bowl above simmering water, or the microwave. Be careful, it’s easy to burn chocolate.
Dip the orange strips into the chocolate. I’ve tried a few ways, with forks, with fingers. I like fingers the best. Again lay out to dry.
And they’re ready! Taste fab, and all that’s left for the compost are the orange pips.