So… I came across a recipe from the nice folk at McCormick® for orange flavored brownies and, since orange and chocolate is one of my very favorite flavor combinations, I resolved to make a batch.
yeh, there is always a “but” when I am involved…
I opted to use dark chocolate chips (60%) in place of the called for semi-sweet.
And, I added a glaze.
•1 pkg (family-size) fudge brownie mix
•1 tbsp orange extract
•1 cup dark chocolate chips
•1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
•2 tbsp butter
•2 tbsp Lyle’s Golden Syrup (or corn syrup)
Note: you will also need however many eggs, oil, and water called for in the package instructions to make your brownies. The orange extract and chocolate chips are just added extras.
Line a 13×9 inch baking pan with foil, leaving extra overlapping the edges of the pan. and heat your oven according to package instructions.
Make the brownie batter according to package instructions, then stir in the chocolate chips and orange extract.
Transfer the batter to the foil lined baking pan and bake for approximately 30 minutes.
Note: I did mine for 40 minutes, and with the added chocolate chips, mine were still quite fudgy when I inserted a toothpick in the center to check for doneness, so, use your own best judgement.
Remove the brownies from the oven and set aside to cool.
Make the glaze by adding the Lyle’s (pure cane sugar syrup), butter, and chocolate chips in a ‘wave-safe bowl and cooking for 30 seconds.
Stir, return to the ‘wave and hit another 30 seconds. Stir again and repeat, stirring every 30 seconds, until the chocolate chips and butter have melted and you have a smooth glaze.
You could, if you like, add a bit of confectioners’ sugar at this point, but it works either way.
Spread the glaze over the brownies and serve.
Note: lining the baking pan with foil makes it a snap to pull the brownies out of the pan for easy cutting and serving.