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Dark Chocolate Orange Blondies

 Dark Chocolate Orange Blondies
"This is a nice change from the traditional blondie, especially for those who crave the combo of orange and chocolate," writes Kerri Pelz from Hendersonville, North Carolina. "An 8-inch loaf pan makes the perfect amount for two to snack on!"
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons beaten egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Orange Extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, optional

Directions

  • In a small bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg, orange peel and extracts. Combine the flour, baking
  • powder, salt and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir
  • in chocolate chips and walnuts if desired.
  • Spread into an 8-in. x 4-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake
  • at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the
  • center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 blondie (calculated without walnuts) equals 221 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 183 mg sodium,

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Dark Chocolate Orange Blondies (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 34 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat.