Terry’s Chocolate Orange Brownies

December 1st has finally arrived which means only one thing….Christmas Baking! To kick off the month I have whipped up a beautiful brownie recipe using my favourite Christmas treat, Terry’s Chocolate Orange.
Fudgy rich brownies packed full of chocolate orange chunks, smothered with melted chocolate and decorated with Christmas sprinkles. Now if that doesn’t sound good then I don’t know what will!

This recipe is super easy, quick and ever so rewarding. So bake up a storm this festive season and start with these delicious brownies!

 

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Ingredients (makes 12 brownies)

150g unsalted butter (at room temp)
170g 70% dark chocolate
225g caster sugar
2 medium eggs (at room temp)
150g self-raising flour
280g Terry’s Chocolate Orange chopped into small chunks (I bought two bags of the Terry’s mini chocolate segments)

Method

Preheat the oven to 180°C. Lightly grease and base line a 23cm square tin.

Gently melt the butter and chocolate in a bowl over a pan of water at a low heat. Once melted leave on the side to cool.

In a separate bowl whisk together the sugar and eggs. Now pour in the cooled chocolate mixture and the flour and stir until just combined. Finally fold in 200g of chocolate chunks until you have a thick brownie batter. Now  pour the mixture into the prepared tin and smooth it out with a knife.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until the top is starting to crack. (Depending on your oven they may take a bit longer, test the brownies by inserting a knife into the middle and if it comes out covered in chocolate put them back in. If the knife comes out almost clear and the top of the brownies are cracking then remove from the oven and leave to cool- brownies will continue to cook a little as they cool). Leave to cool completely before cutting into 12 brownies.

Melt the remaining 80g of chocolate chunks in the microwave in 10 second blasts until smooth. Spread the melted chocolate over the top of each brownie and decorate with your favourite Christmas sprinkles.

Terry’s Chocolate Orange Christmas Cookies

7 days, 15 hours and 8 sleeps until…….. CHRISTMAS DAY! If you are a Scrooge then your probably won’t enjoy this post, but if you love everything Christmas then carry on reading.
So we are now in the final week before Christmas and if you are a baking fanatic, like myself, then you are probably thinking of some festive goodies that you could whip up. Well, I’ve got a recipe for you!
When I see the first Terry’s Chocolate Orange in the shops I immediately feel Christmasey. Why is this? I’m not sure when it came about, but for me Terry’s Chocolate Orange is only ever eaten in the festive season. So what better way to eat it than in a soft baked chewy cookie overloaded with sprinkles!
And trust me, there really is no better way. These cookies are insanely delicious, packed full of Terry’s chocolate chunks with extra chocolate drizzled on top and covered with Christmas sprinkles. You have to try them!

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Ingredients (makes 12 large cookies)

140g self-raising flour
3/4 tsp cornflour
85g unsalted butter, at room temp
75g light brown sugar
50g granulated sugar
1 medium egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Terry’s Chocolate Orange (170g approx), cut into small chunks
Christmas sprinkles

Method

Toss the flour and cornflour together in a bowl. In a separate bowl beat the butter and sugars together until fluffy, then beat in the egg and vanilla extract.

Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and mix together until just combined. Pour in 100g of the chocolate orange chunks and fold the mixture together until it forms a rough dough. Cover with clingfilm and chill in the fridge for 1-3 hours (the longer the better).

Once the cookie dough has been chilled take it out of the fridge and let it sit for 10 minutes at room temp. Meanwhile preheat the oven to 160°C/325F and line a couple of baking trays with silicone mats or greased baking parchment.

Roll your cookie dough into 12 balls (making them taller rather than wider, check outthis post to see why), approx 2 tbsp of cookie dough for each ball. Place them on your baking trays leaving at least 3 inches between each ball so the cookies have room to expand.

Using about 20g of your Terry’s chocolate orange (a small fist full) poke a few pieces of chocolate in the top of each cookie dough ball. Now bake your cookies for 10 minutes in the centre of the oven. If they look undone don’t worry, still take them out of the oven as they will continue to cook and harden up as they cool. Leave to cool for 10 minutes.

Melt your remaining Terry’s chocolate orange in the microwave in 10 second blasts until it is completely smooth. Take a teaspoon and dip it into the melted chocolate, now in a zig zag motion drizzle the chocolate over a cookie. Sprinkle your Christmas decorations over your cookie so they stick to the chocolate. Repeat this for all 12 cookies.