Do you like chocolate oranges, the kind you get during the holidays, then crave them during the rest of the year?
Well, I’ve solved that problem with extraordinary deliciousness for you!
Chocolate, a slightly edgy taste of orange, rounds this out not-too-sweet cookie with texture and flavors that are off the charts.
And what gives it this amazing zest and wonderful taste?
It’s the addition of Paradise Candied Orange Peel 
You gotta try this one, I think it will be in your regular rotation of cookies. Enjoy!
Orange Chocolate No Bake Cookies
Prep time: approx. 30 min.
Total time: approx. 40 min
8 oz. Paradise Candied Orange Peel 
*1 cup orange juice or 8 oz.
2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup real butter
*1/2 cup orange juice – this will be from the 1 cup above
1/2 cup cocoa
2 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups oatmeal (you may need a bit a more or less)
In a bowl or cup, pour the Paradise Candied Orange Peel  and 1 cup orange juice. Allow to sit for 30-60 minutes.
When ready to make the Orange Chocolate No Bake Cookies –
Drain the Paradise Candied Orange Peel  from the Orange Juice SAVING the Orange juice
In a large saucepan, combine the granulated sugar, butter, 1/2 cup of the strained orange juice, 1/2 cup cocoa, vanilla and Paradise Candied Orange Peel 
Bring these ingredients to a full boil and cook 1 minute.
Take off the heat and add in add in the oatmeal until it holds a form to your preference.
Drop by teaspoons onto the prepared parchment paper.
Allow the Orange Chocolate No Bake Cookies to set up for at least one hour.
Store in an air tight container.
Makes about 2 dozen.
Carrie Groneman’s Recipe. Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2019
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