Orange Fudgy Brownies
Here is the first step in making the Chocolate Dreamsicle Parfaits (I always prefer to use organic ingredients)
  • 1½ sticks Butter
  • 2 c. Dixie Crystals Pure Cane Sugar
  • 1 c. Cocoa
  • 1 t. Sea Salt
  • ½ t. Baking Powder (non-aluminum)
  • 1 TB Vanilla
  • 2 t. Fresh Orange Zest
  • ⅓ c. Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
  • 3 Farm Fresh Eggs
  • 1 c. Unbleached Flour (or ½ c. unbleached flour & ½ c. white whole wheat flour, if you feel the need to throw in some "health")
  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 F. Spray the sides of a 17¾" x 11½" lipped baking pan and line bottom with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add sugar and stir until hot (it will not dissolve all of the way.) Take off the heat. Add the cocoa, salt, baking powder, vanilla, orange zest and orange juice. Whisk in the eggs one at a time. Once the mixture is pretty smooth, add in the flour.
  3. Spread mixture evenly over prepared baking pan. Bake for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool completely. The brownie layer will be fudgy but firm and done. (do not overbake)
  4. Once cool, cut into shapes to fit your container. In this case, I used ½ c. canning jars. Since the jar is smaller at the bottom that it is at the top, each one needed a circle cut with a juice glass and another cut with the top of the jar.
Recipe by Food. (Just Sayin') at