- 3 medium oranges, gently scrubbed and thinly sliced into 1/4-inch slices
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 1 cup filtered water
- 1 vanilla bean, sliced lengthwise
- 1 cup semi-sweet melting chocolate
- 2–3 teaspoons flaky sea salt
- In a large bowl prepare an ice bath with water and ice. Then, fill a large sauce pan with about 2 cups of water—just enough to cover your orange slices. Bring to a boil, then add the oranges slices and cook for about one minute. Immediately remove orange slices and place into the ice bath immediately until cooled.
- Dump the water and using the same saucepan, add the sugar, 1 cup filtered water, and vanilla bean. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally, until the sugar dissolves. Lower the heat to medium-low, then add the orange slices from the ice bath, gently shaking off the water before adding them the saucepan. Repeat with remaining slices, but aim to create a single layer of oranges—you might need to do this in a few batches.
- Set a timer for 45 minutes. Flip the slices every 15 minutes. Repeat until time is done and all orange slices have been coated in sugar.
- Use tongs to remove the orange slices and transfer to a parchment-lined cooling tray. Allow to dry overnight or for at least 24 hours.
- When ready, melt chocolate according to instructions. Gently stir, then dip orange slices halfway into the chocolate, and then immediately place onto a wax paper or parchment paper lined tray. Finish with a sprinkling of flaky salt over the chocolate and allow to cool before storing. Enjoy within 2 weeks!