Blood Orange Cranberry Toffee
Originally published September 30, 2010, Updated on 10/10/20
So, it's officially fall! All over Twitter and the blogosphere, people are talking about getting back to baking. It's always fun to see what everyone's up to.
However, as someone who bakes year round, fall means something else to me, culinarily speaking - it means CANDY MAKING season.
Sure, it's easy to make candy year round.. I just don't, really. In the fall, you not only have the pretty colors and crisp air to inspire you... you have references to Halloween - some subtle, many not! - all around you.
Fall is when we enjoy the leaves, and plan trips to pick apples. Mmm freshly picked apples. Mmm freshly picked apples, dipped in molten, flavored sugar. Yum. Have you tried making candy apples at home? If not, click that link - our recipe is easy and tasty!
Orange and Cranberry. Yum!
Anyway, when I first posted this recipe a bit more than a decade ago, it was at the end of a themed candy making binge.
3 different fudge recipes - Easy Blood Orange Cranberry White Chocolate Fudge, Blood Orange Cranberry Fudge (Traditional), and Easy Blood Orange Cranberry Dark Chocolate Fudge - plus this toffee... all flavored with blood orange extract, and crammed with sweetened, dried cranberries!
... what can I say, I just love the combination of cranberry and orange. I’ve also got an Orange Ginger Cranberry Sauce recipe and a Cranberry Clementine Christmas Wine recipe, if you’re also WAY into that flavour combo!
Anyway, Blood Orange Extract is my favorite extract, by far. It's sunny, it's potent.. and it's pure awesomeness. Yes!
If you don't have blood orange extract on hand, I highly recommend ordering some online. It's great stuff - in addition to it’s use in this Blood Orange Cranberry Toffee, I also use it in my B-52 Cake And Tiger Tail Ice Cream!
More Holiday Treats
Looking for more inspiration for your holiday goodies tray? Whether Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, or any of the other holidays, here are a few ideas for you!
Boozy Chocolate Haystack Cookies
Candied Orange Slices
Creme de Menthe Nanaimo Bars
Festive Easy Fudge
Gluten-Free Fruitcake Cookies
Pecan Pie Cookies
Sweet Ecstasy Cookies
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Now, on to that Blood Orange Cranberry Toffee recipe!