Terry’s Chocolate Orange Brownies

They’re not Terry’s, these are Hungry Hubby’s!
When Hungry Hubby said his office was feeling bereft of baking, I stepped up to the plate and came up with a new brownie recipe for them. It turns out that Hungry Hubby isn’t alone in loving Terry’s Chocolate Oranges (I can’t recall a Christmas he hasn’t had at least one in his stocking!) and when you bake them into brownies, you get a hungry office tucking in before 9am and me receiving texts asking for the recipe. The wait is up guys, I bring you my Terry’s Chocolate Orange Brownies.

terry's chocolate orange brownies

Adding orange to chocolate might not float everybody’s boat but there is something about the extra richness and fullness of flavour orange seems to bring to the chocolate party, I totally get why it’s such a popular combination amongst others (like Hungry Hubby and co!). I use orange extract as I always have some in my cupboard but you could grate half the rind of orange instead if you have one in your fruit bowl.

Use either minis or a whole chocolate orange to stud the brownie batter with, whichever you have will do (mine and Hungry Hubby’s favourite is the milk chocolate version but why not try the other sorts you can get and report back how you like it?). As I use high cocoa content chocolate in the batter, I drizzle the brownies with a little of my Butterscotch Sauce before baking and those rich caramel tones set the orange off perfectly, as well as giving that crinkly sweet top I can’t get enough of in a brownie. I wouldn’t say no to drizzling a little extra over the baked brownie whilst still warm either πŸ˜‰

This recipe makes a really good depth of brownie when baked in an 8 x 10 inch brownie pan (I got mine in Lakeland) but if you don’t have that size, a 9 inch square would be my second choice as there is too much batter for an 8 inch square one and tins sold as “traybake” tins are typically 9 x 12 which would spread the brownies too thin and risk overcooking.

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Terry's Chocolate Orange Brownies
Gooey, fudgy chocolate orange brownies studded with segments of Terry's Chocolate Orange and drizzle with butterscotch sauce before baking.
Servings: 24
Author: Just Jo
Ingredients
  • 200 g butter
  • 275 g caster sugar
  • 2 tsp orange extract
  • 4 large eggs
  • 140 g plain flour
  • 225 g melted dark chocolate
  • 125 g Terry's Chocolate Orange Minis or most of a whole Chocolate Orange
  • 3 tbsp butterscotch sauce*
Instructions
  1. Line an 8x10 inch brownie pan with foil or greaseproof and preheat the oven to 170˚C.
  2. Cream the butter, sugar and orange extract together until light and fluffy then beat the eggs in one by one. Add a little of the flour after the second egg to prevent curdling.
  3. Sift over the flour then fold it into the creamed butter. Fold in the melted chocolate (I melt my chocolate by giving 30 second blasts on high in the microwave, stirring in between until melted).
  4. Scrape half of this thick batter into the prepared pan then place your chocolate orange segments on top leaving about 1cm between them all. Eat any leftover πŸ˜‰
  5. Scrape over the rest of the batter and spread to cover all the chocolate orange segments.
  6. Drizzle over the butterscotch sauce and use a skewer to swirl it over the top without completely mixing it in.
  7. Bake for 25-30 mins. The sides will puff a little and a skewer inserted into the centre may have a few damp crumbs, not raw batter when they are ready. Err on the side of caution and don't overcook or risk dry brownies.
  8. Cool on a rack until reach room temp and slice with a long sharp knife into 24 thick gooey squares!
Recipe Notes

*= you can use butterscotch sauce (which you will find a recipe for on the blog too), caramel or dulce de leche as preferred. If it's thick, give it a beat in a small bowl to make the drizzling easier.

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21 Comments

  1. Beverley 09/04/2016 at 11:13 - Reply

    My husband loves brownies and Terry’s orange. But I’m not a fan of anything orange flavoured. I guess it’s one way of keeping my fingers off of his brownies! Delicious recipe.

    • Just Jo 09/04/2016 at 12:22 - Reply

      See I wouldn’t thank you for an actual orange but I love it as an ingredient myself – I know chocolate orange is a crowd divider too! But you could sub peppermint and after eight mints for the orange elements πŸ˜‰ #mightblogthatnext

      • Pops 24/01/2017 at 16:49 - Reply

        Hi it is also a real good twist adding a bit of orange zest. But they are soooooo good??

  2. You know what I love most about this?? Those chunks of chocolate… OMG!! Drool… I looove chocolate and orange, something special about that combo

    • Just Jo 10/04/2016 at 09:18 - Reply

      Those chunks of chocolate go gooey and melty even when the brownies are at room temp, they aren’t quite solid anymore. Ooo I might have to whip up another batch πŸ˜‰

  3. shelby 10/04/2016 at 10:31 - Reply

    No problem here adding orange to chocolate πŸ™‚ Those brownies look delicious! Lucky Hungry Hubby and his workmates!

    • Just Jo 10/04/2016 at 11:55 - Reply

      They are very ready and willing taste testers for me alright πŸ˜‰

  4. Linda @ With A Blast 10/04/2016 at 11:06 - Reply

    My son would go crazy over these brownies ! Saved to make soon !

    • Just Jo 10/04/2016 at 11:54 - Reply

      Let me know how you both like them πŸ˜€

  5. Emma Walton 10/04/2016 at 11:51 - Reply

    They’re not Terry’s they’re mine! πŸ˜›

    • Just Jo 10/04/2016 at 11:54 - Reply

      Lol, someone had to say that Emma πŸ˜‰

  6. Oh I love this idea of adding Terry’s Chocolate Orange to the brownies – definitely one to try – although I find that my chocolate oranges get scoffed before I have time to bake with them.

  7. Noel 10/04/2016 at 15:10 - Reply

    Gooey chocolatey chewy brownies are a winner every time! The oranges just give the brownies that extra kick! It’s no wonder the entire office was loving these brownies!

    Admittedly, I am not a fan of the chocolate / orange combination, but I am surrounded by those who are. Most likely will be using your recipe soon!

    • Just Jo 10/04/2016 at 15:28 - Reply

      How lucky your friends will be to get the brownies of their preference if you’re not a fan Noel! You can make these mint or just double double easily if you wanted to sample them too πŸ˜‰

  8. Hmmmm..I’m not sure if we can get chocolate oranges around here unless it is Christmas time, but I’m definitely going to look for them. I also love the idea of just adding orange extract and that butterscotch drizzle, even I can’t find them. Such a fun brownie twist!!

    • Just Jo 22/04/2016 at 20:23 - Reply

      Any orange flavoured chocolate would work or just up the extract and use chunks of your favourite chocolate in times of need Erin πŸ˜‰

  9. Lauren 24/09/2017 at 13:55 - Reply

    I love brownies & chocolate orange, & Terry’s were on offer in Tesco, so how could I say no?!

    I just baked these. Definitely the most incredibly indulgent brownies I’ve ever made! Simple ingredients & recipe was very easy to follow, although I think I should have given them 5 minutes more than stated in the oven – the centre is still over-gooey even for my taste. Not getting much of the orangey flavour through, perhaps I should have substituted some of the dark choc for the rest of the chocolate orange.

    Still, a ridiculously delicious, decadent brownie that I will certainly make again πŸ˜›

    • Just Jo 24/09/2017 at 16:45 - Reply

      Hi Lauren, thank you so much for your lovely review! I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed them so much πŸ˜€ Ovens do vary and brownies are tricky to bake but now you know how they come out, definitely give them a little extra in your own oven. You most certainly could use melted chocolate oranges (especially with the buy one get two free offer on at Tesco right now!) if you want more orange flavour. I use an orange extract from Bakery Bits called Arancio Calabria which is very rich, very full flavoured so if you want to treat yourself try that too – here it is: https://www.bakerybits.co.uk/arancio-calabria-orange-essence.html (check out the Fiori di Sicilia, and Panettone extracts whilst you’re there too, both are gorgeous!) xx

  10. Paula 07/01/2018 at 18:29 - Reply

    Hi Jo, I was wondering if the butter should be salted or unsalted? Here in Canada the default is salted butter, but isn’t unsalted in the UK? I’m going to go ahead and make these with unsalted butter … can’t wait to taste them! my co-workers are going to go crazy …

    • Just Jo 08/01/2018 at 15:58 - Reply

      Hi Paula, I mostly use unsalted butter here in England but let me tell you, a few flakes of good sea salt sprinkled on top of these brownies before baking is just divine! Salted butter will work just fine. I hope you and your colleagues enjoy them!

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