Dark Chocolate Orange Brownies
Dark Chocolate Orange Brownies

I'll be honest –– I've never been a huge fan of chocolate and orange as a flavor combination. I've passed on Terry's chocolate oranges in the past and have avoided citrus and chocolate altogether. I'm not sure what happened, but a switch flipped and suddenly I needed to know what these flavors would taste like in a brownie. Thus, this dark chocolate orange brownie recipe was born. These brownies are very dense and moist, but the dark chocolate keeps them from being too sweet and rich.

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Dark Chocolate Orange Brownies
Like a chocolate orange, but way better.
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 oz semi-sweet baker's chocolate, melted
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup Hershey's extra dark cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 3 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tbsp orange zest
  • Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350ºF, and grease an 8x8" pan.2. In a large bowl, mix together butter and sugars until well integrated.3. Add eggs and vanilla once melted butter is cool.4. Add melted bakers chocolate and mix well. Add orange juice and mix.5. In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.6. Combine wet and dry ingredients until it creates a smooth, dense mixture. Add orange zest last and mix evenly.7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out of the center clean.8. Allow to cool in pan before cutting and serving.
    Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 8x8" brownie pan