Rating: 3.5 stars
23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
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  • 1 star values: 6

I made these on election day and friends and co-workers loved the hint of orange and the sparkle of heat from a pinch of cayenne pepper. Hazelnuts are a star in these brownies, but walnuts can be substituted.

Recipe Summary

cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
prep:
20 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 brownies
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Butter 8 inch square baking pan.

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  • Melt unsweetened chocolate, semisweet chocolate, and butter in a saucepan over low heat. Remove from heat.

  • Stir in brown sugar, white sugar, and honey; mix until sugar is dissolved. Beat in eggs, a little at a time. Add flour, salt, baking powder, vanilla, hazelnuts, cayenne pepper, and orange zest. Stir until blended well and mixture is glossy. Pour batter evenly into pan.

  • Bake until the surface looks dry and a toothpick inserted in the center has just a film of chocolate on it, 30 to 40 minutes. Cool on a rack about 12 minutes and cut into squares while still warm.

Nutrition Facts

221 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 23.3g; fat 14g; cholesterol 38.5mg; sodium 96.6mg. Full Nutrition
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