Fudgy Dark Chocolate Orange Brownies
Rich, chewy, fudgy dark chocolate brownies with orange juice & zest for a sweet, citrus twist.
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all-purpose, whole wheat, oat flour, or gluten-free all purpose
zest of 1 orange
brown sugar or coconut sugar
package Sunsweet® Amaz!n™ Prunes½ cup water
115g unsalted butter
heaping ½ cup
~100g dark chocolate chips
To make brownies:
To make prune puree, blend prunes and water together in a
for 3-5 minutes, until extremely smooth.
Preheat oven to 300°F (150°C). Line
with foil or parchment and spray with cooking spray.
In a large bowl,
together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and orange zest.
In a separate bowl, combine melted butter, eggs, vanilla, prune puree, orange juice, and brown sugar and whisk well to integrate.
Add dry mixture into wet mixture and mix until just incorporated.
Pour batter into a prepared baking pan and spread into an even layer.
Bake 15-19 minutes (15 for fudgy, 19 for cakey).
Allow to cool completely in the pan, sitting for 2-3 hours at room temperature
Once cooled, add chocolate layer (see below) and any desired toppings.
Cool in the fridge for an hour to set before cutting. Use a sharp knife to cut into squares.
To make chocolate layer:
Melt butter in a
over medium heat.
Add chocolate and stir constantly until melted, about 5 minutes. (Or melt in the microwave, stirring in 20 second intervals.)
Once smooth, pour over the cooled brownies and spread evenly to edges. Finish with additional orange
and sprinkles if desired.