Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins
Can one ever get too much chocolate? A lovely recipe from the Houston Chronicle. Baking time is approximate.
- 1 (1 lb) box brownie mix
- 1⁄4 cup Grand Marnier (or orange juice)
- 1 tablespoon orange zest
- canned chocolate frosting
- slivers orange rind (to garnish)
- Preheat oven to required temperature.
- Prepare pan as directed on brownie mix box.
- Make batter according to package directions, substituting Grand Marnier for the water.
- Stir in orange peel.
- Spread in prepared pan and bake.
- Cool, frost,and cut into squares.
- If desired garnish each brownie with a sliver of orange peel.
It was the Grand Marnier that caught my eye... That and the fact that you can never get too much chocolate. These are just wonderful! Kind of like eating one of those chocolate candy oranges that you find around Christmas. I added 2 Tblsp. of orange juice & 2 Tblsp. flour so I got oodles of orange flavor without making the batter too thin. I used all the rind in the zest (probably added more than the Tblsp called for but I just love the intense orange flavor!) I had some orange slice candies, so for garnish, I cut them lengthwise (spray knife with cooking spray) and laid them cut side down on the hot brownies. Just a gentle push to make sure they stayed put. Very quick and easy to make (how clever to use a mix!) and then you can just sit back and drink in all those great comments on what a good baker you are!! LOL Next time I'll make sure I have enough oranges to garnish with the orange rind (much more elegant). Thanks for a great holiday recipe! YUM, YUM! Gramma Jeanne