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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!"
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons beaten egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon 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 zest 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 8x4-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 221 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 183mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (24g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 fat.

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  • kimspacc
    Aug 27, 2016

    It is nice to find some easy, small-batch desserts. It is perfect for those cooking for 1 or 2!

  • sgronholz
    Jan 12, 2015

    While searching for a quick dessert to make for supper, I came across this recipe and decided to give it a try. I'm sure glad I did! These bars came together quickly and were something a little out of the ordinary. My husband and I really enjoyed the orange/chocolate combination and I'll definitely make them again!