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Fudgy Brownies

Yield 16 brownies.

Ingredients

  • 1 (3 1/2-ounce) bar Swiss dark chocolate, chopped
  • 3 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup Grand Marnier or other orange-flavored liqueur
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Nutrition Information

  • calories 196
  • caloriesfromfat 58 %
  • fat 12.7 g
  • satfat 4.1 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 2.5 g
  • carbohydrate 20.5 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 28 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 100 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine chocolates in top of a double boiler; bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook until chocolates melt, stirring frequently. Remove from heat, and let cool.

  2. Line a buttered 8-inch square pan with a 7-inch-wide strip of aluminum foil, allowing foil to extend 3 inches over 2 sides of pan. Butter foil.

  3. Beat margarine at medium speed of an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugars, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating just until yellow disappears. Add liqueur, vanilla, and orange rind; beat well. Add melted chocolate, and beat at low speed until blended. Add flour and salt; beat at low speed until blended. Stir in pecans.

  4. Spoon mixture into pan. Bake at 350° for 18 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted 2 inches from the edge comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cover and chill at least 4 hours. Using aluminum foil handles, lift brownies out of pan. Cut into squares.

Light and Luscious