The Flavor Marriage of Orange and Chocolate

This entry was posted on November 18, 2019 by Jacquelyn Buchanan.

McEvoy-Ranch-Orange-Marmalade-Brownies Some things just go together like peas and carrots - right? Chocolate is delicious on its own but there are some genius pairs like peanut butter and chocolate. Chocolate and orange pairing has some interesting history. When chocolate was consumed only as a beverage (pre-industrial age) it was flavored with orange flower water. In 1931 Joseph Terry & Sons in York, England produced a chocolate orange - segmented just like an orange and wrapped in foil that looked like an orange. It was a best seller for them for years and although the company is no longer family-owned and there have been some production changes, the chocolate orange abides. This recipe pairs McEvoy Ranch Orange Marmalade and Lemon Olive Oil with chocolate brownies. There is a reason this partnership is still around! Orange Marmalade Chocolate Brownies This recipe or a version of it pops up in many places - the internet, newspaper food sections, cookie exchanges, etc. Some versions suggest using your own from scratch brownie recipe. Trust me - this box mix recipe needs no improvement! The classic flavor combination of orange and chocolate in a fudgy, densely textured brownie is everything you could wish for. Ingredients 1 box brownie mix (* I used Duncan Hines Extra Thick and Fudgy 13 x 9 Family Size Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix 18.3 oz.) 2 large eggs 3 Tbs. orange juice ½ cupMcEvoy Ranch Lemon Olive Oil 1 jarMcEvoy Ranch Orange Marmalade Directions Preheat oven to 350 F. Butter a 9” x 13” baking pan. Combine brownie mix, eggs, orange juice, and olive oil until just blended. Spread evenly into pan. Spoon marmalade on top and swirl into brownie batter. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Makes 12 large brownies These are sticky and gooey and absolutely delicious! Enjoy!

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