Triple Orange Fudgy Brownies with Orange Glazed Pecans

Kim Biegacki

By
@pistachyoo

This is truly a labor of love. After all my conversations with the ladies in "The Power of Orange" group in Town Square I kept thinking about what I could make with orange marmalade and Tang drink mix that I bought. I love chocolate and orange mixed together and so I began thinking and thinking. Sorta like Winnie the Pooh when he says, "Think, think, think". It took me over two weeks to finally pull this together and let me tell you if you are a chocolate brownie lover and love, love, love oranges then these poppin' orange brownies will tantalize your tongue and satisfy your sweet cravings.

Not to mention, these would look great for any Autumn festivities.
Or even orange and brown sport teams. :-)

Well, I hope you enjoy an original Just A Pinch inspired dessert made with the power of orange. lol


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Serves:

16 bars or 32 smaller bars

Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

BROWNIE BOTTOM

1 box
fudge brownie mix, prepared as box suggests for fudge like brownies

ORANGE MARMALADE CREAM CHEESE LAYER

2 pkg
(8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/2 c
orange marmalade
1/4 c
powdered sugar
1 Tbsp
orange juice
1 tsp
vanilla
2 Tbsp
fudge sauce, squeezable bottle
2 medium
eggs

TANGY CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

1/2 - 3/4 c
tang drink mix, dry (approx. i added a little at a time till i got color and taste i wanted)
1 pkg
(8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 tsp
orange extract
1 1/2 Tbsp
orange juice
1 1/2 c
powdered sugar
1/4 stick
butter

ORANGE GLAZED PECANS

2 Tbsp
orange juice
1 tsp
tang
3 tsp
orange rind
1/4 c
sugar
1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
nutmeg
2 c
roasted pecans

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Prepare you brownie mix and pour into a greased 9X13 pan
2
Blend the cream cheese, marmalade, powdered sugar, orange juice, vanilla together. Whisk your eggs in a separate bowl and then add to the mix. Blend well. Should be a creamier easy spreadable consistancy. Now pour that over the brownies mix and gently spread over the top to cover. Next, take your fudge sauce and drizzle on top of cream cheese mixture. I used a knife and spreaded it out over the top. Bake as directed at 350 degrees but check on it. It may take more time due to the layering.
3
Prepare your frosting and set aside. The frosting was harder to give you amounts because I just kept putting more tang until I got my desired color and taste. Also, you may want to put more or less powdered sugar too.
4
The pecans are extremely tasty but I burnt them to blackness the first batch trying to roast them. lol Seriously though, they are expensive and I told myself you have to eat those. lol....I started eating them and couldn't eat anymore because they were too burnt.

Well, you take this mixture (except for pecans) and cook in in a pan till it comes to a boil. I cooked mine for a few minutes and then took it off the burner. But, you want to cook it longer till a syrup type texture. Maybe 8 to 10 minutes. Then, pour your 2 cups of roasted pecans into the glaze and mix thoroughly. Then place them on parchment paper and spread them out to dry.
5
Once you remove your brownies from oven let cool and then ice. Top with your orange glazed pecans.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American