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Orange Brownies

"Chocolate and orange go together deliciously in these moist fudgy brownies," notes Rosella Peters from Gull Lake, Saskatchewan. Pecans add crunch while orange peel sprinkled on the frosting lends the finishing touch.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 30 min.
  • Makes
    16 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • FROSTING:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange zest, optional

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in cocoa until smooth. In a large bowl, beat eggs until frothy. Without stirring, add the sugar, flour, pecans, orange juice concentrate, zest and salt. Pour cocoa mixture over the top; mix well. Transfer to a greased 8-in. square baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 28-32 minutes or until edges begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • For frosting, combine confectioners' sugar, butter and orange juice concentrate. Spread over the brownies. Cut into bars; garnish with orange zest if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 223 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 48mg cholesterol, 106mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • xlsalbums
    Nov 16, 2013

    Loved the flavor of these brownies! Didn't change a thing!

  • angelasandoval
    Mar 26, 2012

    I quickened this up by using a boxed brownie mix and adding in the pecans, oj concentrate and orange peel and then topping with this frosting. Came out very good...and even better the next day as the flavors mellowed. If you like the combination of chocolate and orange, this is a must try!