Orange-Glazed Brownies

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READY IN: 1hr 15mins
YIELD: 9 brownies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 4
    ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 12
    cup butter
  • 1
    cup sugar
  • 2
    teaspoons finely shredded orange peel
  • 1
    teaspoon vanilla
  • 12
    cup coarsely chopped walnuts or 1/2 cup pecans
  • Chocolate-Orange Glaze
  • 13
    cup whipping cream
  • 3
    ounces semi-sweet chocolate baking squares, finely chopped
  • 1
    teaspoon finely shredded orange peel
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a medium saucepan, melt chocolate and butter over low heat, stirring constantly.
  • Remove pan from heat; stir in sugar, eggs, orange peel, and vanilla.
  • Lightly beat mixture with a wooden spoon just until combined; stir in flour and nuts.
  • Spread batter in an ungreased 8-inch square baking pan.
  • Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.
  • Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, bring whipping cream to a gentle boil over med-low heat, stirring constantly; remove from heat.
  • Add in chopped semi-sweet chocolate and orange peel; let stand 1 minute.
  • Stir mixture with a wooden spoon until chocolate is melted.
  • Cool glaze for 5 minutes before using.
  • Pour glaze over cooled brownies, spreading to glaze top evenly; let stand until glaze is set; cut into squares.
  • To store: cover and store in refrigerator up to 3 days; to freeze—wrap unglazed uncut brownies in heavy foil and freeze up to 3 months; thaw brownies; glaze and cut into bars.
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