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Candied Orange Zest and Valencia Syrup

I made this recipe originally for the “Mocha Valencia” version of the Starbucks-Inspired Coffeemallows I posted a few weeks ago, but that was really only half of the deliciousness that resulted. This is like a two for one recipe, because you get candied orange zest out of it, as well as a delicious Valencia syrup. Use it to sweeten teas, cocktails, breakfast yogurt bowls, and more! And that candied zest can be eaten on its own, dipped in melted chocolate for a souped up treat, or even used to top cupcakes, muffins, and quick breads. Enjoy! M Candied Orange Zest and Valencia Syrup Prep time: 15 min | Cook time: 40 min | Ready in: 13 hours Ingredients: 3 oranges 2-1/4 cups sugar Directions: Use a vegetable peeler to remove zest from the oranges. Cut into thin strips. Place strips into a small bowl and cover with boiling water. Let stand 30 minutes, then drain. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring 2 cups of sugar and one cup of water to a boil. …