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Double Chocolate Orange Brownies

I have to give my husband credit for this idea—since we love chocolate and orange together, he suggested I come up with this recipe. Now they're not only his favorite, but also the whole family's. I'm always asked to bake these brownies for family gatherings. —Elinor Townsend, North Grafton, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 3/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Confectioners' sugar


  • In a microwave, melt butter and chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. In a large bowl, beat eggs and sugar. Stir in chocolate mixture. Beat in extract. Gradually add flour to chocolate mixture.
  • Pour into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with chocolate chips. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (do not overbake).
  • Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Just before serving, sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 184 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 67mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • pajamaangel
    Feb 14, 2018

    I felt that the orange taste was a little too medicinal. I would suggest changing the extract to orange juice and some zest. Otherwise, these brownies were really moist and had a good chocolate flavor.

  • khegeman
    Jan 18, 2015

    If you really love orange, you'll love these brownies, otherwise, the orange flavor distracts from the typical chocolaty flavoring of brownies. The taste was similar to an orange cream filled chocolate candy. My family found them just ok. I think they would be better with vanilla extract or with strawberry extract, since strawberry typically blends it self better with chocolate.

  • jtap888
    Oct 23, 2014

    Made these brownies this afternoon. Absolutely fantastic. I give them a full 5 star rating. I followed the recipe just as written (except I added an extra 3T of a.p. flour because I live at 6580 feet elevation). Moist, fudgy, chocolate goodness. Can't go wrong with these.

  • Thumper1984
    Oct 23, 2014

    Very tasty. I made a few changes/additions - added a splash of vanilla and a big pinch of salt and used orange zest and a little orange juice instead of the orange extract. Very nice recipe.

  • delowenstein
    Oct 22, 2014

    this recipe is wonderful! I did use 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa with the melted butter. I added 1/2 tsp. salt with the 1 cup all-purpose flour and sifted together. I also greased and floured a 13x9x2" baking pan and I used miniature chocolate chips (1 cup). I didn't dust with the confectioners' sugar-to me, the chocolate chips added enough of a touch! When I cut the brownies, and sampled small "cuts", I found these to be very moist! I got 31 squares out of this recipe! delowenstein

  • xompeii
    Jun 12, 2014

    really great, you can sub powdered sugar, for a powdered sugar glaze, add some orange extract to the glaze if you want

  • sugarcrystal
    Nov 8, 2013

    These brownies are great, but I decided to kick up the orange flavor with a teaspoon of orange zest and chopped orange flavored chocolate instead of chocolate chips. I will be making these again for Christmas as my father loves anything with chocolate and orange flavor.

  • smilenet
    Sep 4, 2011

    deliciously scrumptious with a hint of orange. super easy to make. better than brownies from a box!

  • cort_forsy
    Oct 14, 2010

    I followed the recipe almost exactly...I added about a half a tablespoon of vegetable oil because I like my brownies to be a little moist. I also used mini chocolate chips and covered the top which created a little layer of chocolate. My family absolutely loved it!

  • juliechild
    Jan 25, 2010

    This is my favorite new brownie recipe!