Candied Orange and Ginger Bark

Candied Orange and Ginger Bark IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Candied Orange and Ginger Bark IMAGE

Adding candied orange slices to this chocolate bark gives it a festive look. Even though you'll have a few orange slices left over, why not make more to package as gifts for the holiday season? They make a lovely treat on their own.

  • Portion size 18 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday 2012

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lb bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 2/3 cups pistachio nuts coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup crystallized ginger
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberry
Candied Orange:
  • 1 orange
  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar

Method

Candied Orange: Cut orange in half from stem to blossom end. Place, cut side down, on work surface; cut crosswise into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick half-moons.

In saucepan, cover orange slices with cold water and bring to gentle boil; immediately drain, discarding water. With fresh water, repeat boiling and draining, twice.

In saucepan, stir 2 cups of the sugar with 2 cups water over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Add orange slices; reduce heat to low and simmer for 45 minutes.

Using slotted spoon, transfer slices to rack over baking sheet; let dry for 12 hours or for up to 24 hours. Dredge slices in remaining sugar, pressing to coat. Cut each slice into 3 triangles.

In heatproof bowl over saucepan of hot (not boiling) water, melt chocolate. Mix together pistachios, ginger and cranberries; stir half into chocolate. Scrape into 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) parchment paper–lined cake pan, smoothing top. Sprinkle evenly with remaining ginger mixture.

Arrange 18 candied orange pieces on top. Refrigerate until firm, about 45 minutes. Cut into chunks. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days.)

Nutritional facts Per piece: about

  • Fibre 4 g
  • Sodium 6 mg
  • Sugars 24 g
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 285.0
  • Total fat 17 g
  • Potassium 376 mg
  • Cholesterol 2 mg
  • Saturated fat 9 g
  • Total carbohydrate 35 g

%RDI

  • Iron 25.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 1.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 1.0
  • Vitamin C 8.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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