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A small wooden bowl with slabs of orange-brown toffee in it. There are dried cranberries throughout the toffee, and some slabs have a layer of chocolate on top.
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5 from 1 vote

Blood Orange Cranberry Toffee

Blood Orange and Cranberry is such a great combination, especially so in this toffee. Dark Chocolate topping is optional, but fantastic!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 25 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 747kcal
Author: Marie Porter

Equipment

Parchment Paper
Candy Thermometer
Blood Orange Extract

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 ½ cup Brown Sugar Packed
  • 1 tablespoon Water
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • ½-1 teaspoon Blood Orange Extract
  • 1 cup Dried Cranberries Chopped
  • 2 cups Dark Chocolate Chips Optional

Instructions

  • Before getting started, line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet.
  • Combine butter, sugars, water, and salt in a large, heavy saucepan. Heat on low, stirring until butter is melted, and all ingredients are well combined.
  • Raise heat to medium, bring to a boil, and affix a candy thermometer to the side of the pan. Cook until temperature reaches 285 degrees F (137 degrees C), stirring occasionally.
  • Once toffee reaches 285 degrees, remove pan from heat and stir in blood orange extract and cranberries.
  • Working quickly, pour toffee out onto prepared pan. Depending on the viscosity and your own preferences, you may want to spread the toffee out a bit, to an even thickness.
  • If using chocolate chips, allow toffee to cool for a minute or two. Carefully remove any excess butter from the top of the toffee, using a paper towel. Sprinkle chocolate chips over surface of toffee. Allow chips to melt, then use a spoon to spread the chocolate smoothly and evenly over the toffee.
  • Chill toffee for 15 minutes or so, until set. Break into pieces, and store in an airtight container*.

Notes

*This is important – if the toffee is not stored properly, it will absorb moisture from the air and become gooey.

Nutrition

Calories: 747kcal | Carbohydrates: 103g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 28g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 336mg | Potassium: 353mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 90g | Vitamin A: 709IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 1mg