No Cook Candied Orange Peels

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Here’s a fun and easy recipe for candied orange peels that doesn’t require cooking. Kids can help with this fun, easy to make recipe. This associated content article recipe for candied orange peels features easy clean up as everything is made directly in one container.

Orange peels are edible. Here’s a fun and easy recipe for candied orange peels that doesn’t require cooking. Kids can help with this fun, easy to make recipe. This associated content article recipe for candied orange peels features an easy clean up as everything is made directly in one container and also works for other citrus fruit peels. Kids can eat citrus fruit and help make candied peels later for desert. Wash whole orange or other citrus fruit before peeling then set the peel aside to use for this recipe.

Materials & Ingredients

For this recipe for cherry pie you’ll need :

  • clean hands
  • 1 container such as a washable, reusable container with lid or a resealable zipper bag (Did you know? Ziploc bags are recyclable.)
  • refrigerator
  • fresh orange or other citrus fruit peels from washed fruit
  • sugar, white granulated or raw
  • (optional) your choice of spice(s) like cinnamon, ginger, ground cloves, or allspice

Step 1, Sugar and Spice

Put sugar into container. Use enough to cover your citrus peels. Add spices to taste, if you like (optional).

Step 2, Peels

Add orange peels to container and shake to coat with sugar.

Step 3, Wait

Refrigerate and wait for citrus peels to absorb sugar overnight. Thick fresh peels from oranges should absorb sugar by themselves, thinner peels like tangerine peels may need a little help. You can speed up the process by adding a little water, shaking, and letting the peels soak up the flavor. This recipe for candied orange peels doesn’t require cooking, but wait time may be longer than recipes that do.

Step 4, Enjoy

Enjoy your homemade candied orange peels. Refrigerate leftover candied citrus fruit peels. I made orange and tangerine. The taste of these homemade candied orange peels reminded me of the candy orange slices that are similar to orange flavored Swedish fish. I’d like to try lemon, lime, and grapefruit next.

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