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Orange Creme Brownies

Orange Creme Brownies

Orange Creme Brownies

Orange Creme Brownies
5.0 rating based on 12,345 ratings
5/5 (3)
Difficulty: Medium
Servings

36

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Chocolate brownie with an orange creme frosting, topped with chocolate ganache.

Ingredients

  • For the brownies:
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 (6-ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1/2 cup butter, cut in small pieces

  • 1/3 cup sugar

  • 3 tablespoon orange juice

  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1-1/3 cup chopped walnuts (optional, not pictured)

  • For the Orange Creme:
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened

  • 2 cup powdered sugar

  • 1 teaspoon grated orange zest

  • 1 teaspoon milk

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • For the Chocolate Icing:
  • 1 (6-ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon solid vegetable shortening

Directions

  • Make the brownies:
  • Pre-heat oven to 325 F. Line a 9″ square baking pan with foil, leaving foil hanging over edges. Butter foil. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. Over very low heat, stir chocolate chips, butter, sugar and orange juice until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in orange zest and vanilla. Beat in eggs, one at a time with a wire whisk. Add the flour and beat until smooth. Stir in nuts, if using. Spread in prepared pan. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or just until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Make the Orange Creme:
  • Beat butter until creamy. Add sugar, beating until fluffy. Beat in orange zest, milk and vanilla until smooth. Makes 1-1/2 cups.
  • Make the Chocolate Icing:
  • In a small saucepan combine chocolate morsels, butter and vegetable shortening. Stir over very low heat until melted. Makes about 1 cup.
  • Assemble:
  • Spread the cooled brownies with Orange Creme; refrigerate until firm, about 15 minutes. Drizzle warm Chocolate Icing over the Orange Creme (or, you can spread a solid layer of chocolate on top of the creme). Before the chocolate sets, using a knife, mark the chocolate icing layer in 36 1-1/2″ squares. Refrigerate until chocolate icing is firm, about 25 minutes. Lift foil edges to remove from the baking pan. Place on a cutting board; cut into squares.

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★★★★★
I found this recipe while searching for a cookie recipe that combined orange and chocolate, my two favorites. It is delicious! every time I make them i get rave reviews. I bake the brownie section for 19-20 minutes because we like a fudge brownie.
- Jen in Newfoundland, Canada

★★★★★
YUM-O, as Rachel would say!!! these taste exactly like the chocolate orange that you crack into slices!!! My only change is to bake at the lesser time, about 22 - 23 minutes for a denser brownie. 25 minutes alomost too much.But very good!!!
- barb in Independence, OR

★★★★★
very good
- katie in ohio
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