Orange Pecan Brownies

Prep time
20 minutes
Total Time
45 minutes
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Brownies are an American favorite that never go out of style. And, unlike apple pie, chili, and other food icons--which can trigger debates about the best way to make them--brownies are beloved in all their variations. This one is a dressed-up version thatís dense and fudgy.


  • 12 pound Organic Valley Butter
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 12 cups sugar
  • 4 Organic Valley Large Eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 12 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons Grand Marnier (or other orange liqueur)
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest, rate only the outer, orange colored portion of the rind
  • 18 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Melt butter and both kinds of chocolate in double boiler over simmering water. Cool mixture 10 minutes.

Cream sugar and eggs with electric beaters on medium speed 2 minutes. Add melted chocolate mixture and stir gently until chocolate is fully incorporated. With mixer on low; mix in flour, Grand Marnier, orange zest and salt. Stir in nuts. Spread batter in prepared pan; bake 20-25 minutes. Cool brownies.

Chill brownies in refrigerator. Cut into diamonds. Serve cold or at room temperature.

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Nadine from on March 9th, 2012
When do I add the melted chocolate to make the Orange Pecan Brownies???

Angie at Organic Valley

Hi Nadine and Laura,

Thanks for noticing the missing step! The chocolate should be added to the creamed sugar and eggs, before the flour and other ingredients. We updated the recipe.

Laura from on February 14th, 2012

I'd like to make this recipe but am not sure when/where to add the melted chocolates...I think this portion is missing from the recipe.
Thank you for your help.

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