Chocolate citrus sticks
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Chocolate citrus sticks
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Last updated 6/12/2012 1:15:22 AM. Recipe ID 44725. Report a problem with this recipe.
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      Title: Chocolate citrus sticks
 Categories: Candies, Gifts
      Yield: 5 Dozen
 
      4 md Oranges
  2 1/2 c  Sugar
  2 1/2 c  Water
      6 oz Semisweet chocolate
 
  1.  Cut the fruit in half and remove the flesh (reserve for another
  use), saving only the coloured zest and a thin layer of white pith.
  Cut into strips about 1/4" wide and 2-3" long.
  
  2.  Drop strips into pan of cold water, place over med-high heat and
  bring to boil.  Drain and repeat three times.  During last boiling,
  continue cooking and simmer 30 mins.  Drain again and reserve strips.
  
  3.  Combine sugar and water in saucepan over med heat and stir to
  dissolve sugar.  Add strips and bring to boil.  Lower heat and simmer
  for 10-15 mins or until strips are translucent and tender.
  
  4.  Remove strips with slotted spoon and place on wire rack.  Allow
  to dry for 8 hours or overnight.
  
  5.  Melt chocolate in top of double boiler over simmering water.  Dip
  strips a few at a time to coat.  Remove to sheet of aluminum foil and
  allow chocolate to set.  Store in tightly covered container in
  refrigerator.
  
  These keep indefinitely.
  
  Var~  Instead of 4 oranges, try 3 grapefruit or 6 lemons or tangerines
  
  Contributor:  "The Holidays" John Hadamuscin
  




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Recipe ID 44725 (Apr 03, 2005)

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