Candied Orange Peels Recipe

For my daughter’s Strawberry Shortcake birthday party, I had the grand idea of a themed desert bar. Each of Strawberry’s friends were to be represented with their own special desert. Some were easy, like Blueberry Muffins. Others a bit trickier like Orange Blossom. In the end, I decided to do something very different for Miss Blossom and make Candied Orange Peels.

Candied Orange Peels Recipe

I am neither a great cook or baker, so when I tell you that these are surprisingly simple — believe me!

I searched the Internet for recipes, but I am also not very good at following directions (see not great cook or baker above). So once I go the idea of what needed to be done, I made my own path. 

The results were bitter-sweet, chewy deliciousness. Guests were amazed that the candies were actually orange peels. The consistency changes so much, they become like a gummy candy. The only thing that could have made them better is that next time I will dip one end in dark chocolate! (Hint, hint.)

Double Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookies
Yields 48
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
  1. 1 cup butter, softened
  2. 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  3. 2 eggs
  4. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  5. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  6. 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  7. 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  8. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  9. 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  1. Beat butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  2. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture until well blended. (Note - this is the stickiest batter ever. Crazy sticky. Just saying.)
  4. Mix in the chocolate chips.
  5. Drop spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  6. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Let cool slightly and enjoy warm (and then again later when they cool). Yummy!

More desserts from the Strawberry Shortcake Desert bar.   Strawberry Shortcake Birthday Party Lemon Orange Blueberry Raspberry Cherry


  1. Love this idea, thanks for sharing!

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