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Chocolate Dipped Candied Lemon

Chocolate Dipped Candied Lemon

Chocolate Dipped Candied Lemon is vegan, gluten free, chewy and refreshing, finished with a dash of sea salt they are the perfect snack.
Course Appetizer, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Chocolate Dipped Candied Lemon
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 25 servings
Calories 103kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 2 large lemons
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 vanilla beans
  • 6 ounces dark chocolate
  • sea salt


  • In a large bowl, prepare an ice-water bath and set aside.
  • Cup lemons into paper thin rounds, about 12 rounds per lemon. Remove and discard the seeds.
  • Bring a medium saucepan of water to a rolling boil. Remove from heat, and add the lemon rounds to the hot water, let them sit in the water until softened (about 1-2 minutes), stirring a few times. Drain, and immediately transfer the lemon rounds into the ice-water bath. Drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet over high heat, bring sugar and 2 cups of water to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. When the mixture is clear and bubbling, reduce heat to medium-low. Add the lemon rounds and vanilla beans. Using tongs, arrange the lemon rounds in one layer.
  • Simmer (do not let the mixture to boil), until rinds are translucent, about 1 hour.
  • Transfer lemon rounds to a baking sheet lined with parchment. Let stand until lemon rounds completely cooled down to room temperature.
  • Bring a medium saucepan half filled with water to a boil. Place chocolate in a medium bowl set over the saucepan of simmering water, let it melt, stirring just a few times. Remove bowl from heat, half dip the lemon rounds into the melted chocolate. Place on parchment paper and sprinkle with sea salt.
  • Refrigerate for one hour before serving for the chocolate to settle.


Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 2mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.8mg