Cranberry-Orange Brownies

This is the perfect fall brownie! I absolutely love how these come out. The orange blossom water adds a delicate sweetness to the fudgy chocolate, while the cranberries give a surprising tangy flavor. The only problem is these brownies do not last very long--they'll be gone the second you put them on the table!

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
9 brownies


  • ¾ cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips

  • ½ cup bittersweet chocolate chips

  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • 3 large eggs

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon orange blossom water

  • 2 teaspoons grated orange zest

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste

  • 1 ¼ cups sifted all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 pinch kosher salt

  • 1 ½ cups chopped fresh cranberries

  • sea salt to taste (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line an 8x8-inch baking pan with parchment paper or grease with butter or shortening.

  2. Place 1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips in a large saucepan. Add bittersweet chips and butter and melt over low heat.

  3. Remove from the heat. Whisk in eggs until thoroughly combined and the chocolate is smooth. Stir in sugar, orange blossom water, orange zest, and vanilla paste. Stir in flour, baking soda, and kosher salt until just combined. Fold in cranberries and remaining 1/4 cup semisweet chips.

  4. Pour and spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out mostly clean, 40 to 50 minutes. Sprinkle tops with sea salt immediately. Cool completely in the pan before cutting into 9 squares, wiping the knife clean after each cut.

Cook's Notes:

I use mini chocolate chips instead of chunks or regular-sized chips because I don't want the extra chips in the brownie to compete with the cranberries, but feel free to add in as many chips as you'd like!

You don't want the toothpick to come out completely clean after baking, otherwise they come out more cake-like and won't be as fudgy.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

389 Calories
19g Fat
54g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 9
Calories 389
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 11g 55%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 109mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 31g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 3mg 15%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 141mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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