Chocolate Orange Brownies are ordinary brownies turned into something extraordinary. The brownies are speckled with orange zest and topped with a luscious chocolate ganache. Top each one with a candied orange slice and indulge in this delightful treat!
Are you a fan of chocolate and orange together? It's a combination that some either love or hate. It took me a while to get on board with it but now I'm hooked.
My very first experience with this combo was with a chocolate orange torte I made several years ago. It was delicious! I think the orange marmalade help because it's deliciously sweet.
I enjoyed it so much that I tried the combo again in an orange ricotta tart with chocolate ganache. It came out excellent and so creamy. The chocolate orange combo has now grown on me and I'm one of the rare few who absolutely loves it.
We buy oranges often. We especially love the mandarin oranges that go by the name Cuties. We keep a bag in the refrigerator at all times.
Those little oranges are perfect for today's recipes but honestly, you can use any variety you prefer. You simply need to zest the skin and eat the flesh. Two delicious birds with one stone!
I topped the baked brownies with a rich chocolate ganache made with three simple ingredients - unsweetened chocolate, light corn syrup, and heavy cream. I used the same ganache for the ricotta tart I mentioned above.
For some added sweetness, I placed candied orange slices on top of each brownie. It really tied everything together! I love the extra bit of chewiness from the candied orange.
I recommend refrigerating the brownies after you add the ganache so they are easier to slice. Otherwise, the ganache will stick to the knife and make a huge mess. They will slice cleaner when they're cold.
What are some of your favorite desserts that combine chocolate and orange? I'd really love to hear about them.
The fudgy texture of the brownie blends perfectly with the silky chocolate ganache and chewy candied oranges. They are easy to whip up and even easier to devour!