Orange Boozy Brownies & better than sex bars

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Yes, you read that correctly….better than sex bars! What does that have to do with Orange Boozy Brownies? Okay here’s the story…Back when I was 11 years old, a friend of mine gave me a recipe for “Better than Sex Bars”. Being 11 years old, we thought that was hysterical! So at the tender age of 11, I started making what we have always called “BTS Bars”.

These Orange Boozy Brownies are rich, chocolaty, and spiked with orange liqueur cookingwithcurls.com

They have a brownie base, with a rum walnut filling and topped off with a chocolate ganache type topping. A few years ago I decided to start playing around with the flavors and see what else I could create. My dear friend Michelle commented on the Peanut Butter Cup Boozy Brownies that I posted a few weeks ago. She thought they sounded very similar to those BTS Bars that we used to make in high school. Well they are the same, but with a few tweaks!

How to make Orange Boozy Brownies:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place parchment paper inside a 9 x 13 pan with extra length to use as handles.

Chocolate Base:

Melt chocolate and butter in the microwave in a medium bowl. Start with one minute and stir. Continue heating in 15 second intervals until completely melted. Cool slightly, like 5 minutes or so.

In a large bowl, beat eggs while gradually adding sugar.

When all of the sugar is beaten in, slowly add the chocolate mixture. Continue beating until smooth.

Add the flour, salt, espresso powder, and almond liqueur.

Beat for one full minute to combine.

Pour into prepared pan.

Bake for 25 – 30 minutes, do not over bake. Allow to cool completely.

Orange Filling:

Beat butter and sugar together in a large bowl, gradually adding the coconut milk and orange liqueur until smooth. Add food color gel if desired.

Spread over cooled chocolate base. Place in the refrigerator to chill, 30 – 60 minutes.

Chocolate Topping:

Place topping ingredients in a medium sized bowl.

Heat in the microwave for one minute, stir. Continue heating and stirring until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.

Pour over chilled bars.

Place back in the refrigerator until completely chilled.

Cut into desired shapes/sizes and serve.

Orange Boozy Brownies are not your average brownies! They consist of a brownie base with an orange liqueur filling and are covered with chocolate topping. cookingwithcurls.com

More delicious brownie recipes:

Peanut Butter Boozy Brownies

Peppermint Boozy Brownies

S’mores Brownies

Turtle Brownies

Hazelnut Brownies

Enjoy!!

Orange Boozy Brownies are not your average brownies! They consist of a brownie base with an orange liqueur filling and are covered with chocolate topping. cookingwithcurls.com

Orange Boozy Brownies

Orange Boozy Brownies are not your average brownies! They consist of a brownie base with an orange liqueur filling and are covered with chocolate topping!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: orange, liqueur, brownies, chocolate, recipe, dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 16 Servings
Calories: 565kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

Chocolate Base

  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon almond liqueur or substitute pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Orange Filling

  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons orange liqueur
  • ¼ cup full fat coconut milk shake well before opening - can substitute heavy cream

Chocolate Topping

  • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 Tablespoons orange liqueur or substitute water

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place parchment paper inside a 9 x 13 pan with extra length to use as handles.

Chocolate Base:

  • Melt chocolate and butter in the microwave in a medium bowl. Start with one minute and stir. Continue heating in 15 second intervals until completely melted. Cool slightly, like 5 minutes or so.
  • In a large bowl, beat eggs while gradually adding sugar.
  • When all of the sugar is beaten in, slowly add the chocolate mixture. Continue beating until smooth.
  • Add the flour, salt, espresso powder, and almond liqueur.
  • Beat for one full minute to combine.
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake for 25 - 30 minutes, do not over bake. Allow to cool completely.

Orange Filling:

  • Beat butter and sugar together in a large bowl, gradually adding the coconut milk and orange liqueur until smooth. Add food color gel if desired.
  • Spread over cooled chocolate base. Place in the refrigerator to chill, 30 - 60 minutes

Chocolate Topping:

  • Place topping ingredients in a medium sized bowl.
  • Heat in the microwave for one minute, stir. Continue heating and stirring until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth.
  • Pour over chilled bars.
  • Place back in the refrigerator until completely chilled.
  • Cut into desired shapes/sizes and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 565kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 100mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 60g | Vitamin A: 700IU | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2.7mg

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32 Comments

  1. Lisa, I wanted one of these last night – and I want one even MORE this morning…:) They look and sound AMAZING!!! Pinning, of course! So much fun doing the party with you and Claire and hope we have thousands more together!

  2. Dear Lisa, First time visitor and new follower! So happy to be a part of this weekends link up that you and the ladies are hosting.

    These brownies look delicious. My daughter absolutely loves baking brownies so this is a recipe I will have to share with her…I know she would love it.

    Have a wonderful weekend! Blessings, Catherine

  3. These brownies look are just gorgeous, Lisa! I love all the layers. I’ve never thought to add orange OR booze to brownies, but it sure sounds like a great idea. I had to laugh about the BTS bars…too funny!

  4. That brownie looks so perfect in the photo! Hey, I just bought vanilla ice cream and what goes great with ice cream…. yep, brownies. Of course, I bought a brownie mix that’s in the closet. I’m so lazy during the summer, but these look fantastic, right along with the peanut butter cup boozy brownie.

  5. OMG…I think those might be beyond decadent….mmmmhhhmmmm. I will never be able to replicate but can imagine what they would taste like.

  6. I always thought that title was too funny! But there is nothing funny about these brownies! Lisa,these are spectacular! Orange and chocolate are perfect together!

  7. I read booze and I was hooked! Then I read Better Than Sex and I was really hooked and drooling too!

    Thanks for linking this to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party! So glad you shared!

  8. I believe you girl…lol…since chocolate releases the same “happy” hormones as when we are…well you know…lol…with the added bonus of no needing to shave our legs to have this dessert! LOL
    Thanks for sharing, came over to visit you this time from the Pint Sized Baker’s party
    Lizy@http://justdipitinchocolate.blogspot.com/

  9. Just wanted to let you know that these brownies are a hit! I used bitly to get a short link and shared on facebook, twitter and google+ So far it says you have had over 25 hits! I can see why!

    Thanks again for sharing at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party.

  10. “Boozy” sounds like the perfect adjective for a brownie to me! Actually, we made some with peppermint schnapps and they were awesome, you can check them out here if you want to try Great site, I just dropped in from the Family Food and Travel linky party.

  11. Hi Lisa
    Thanks for sharing this on Wonderful Food Wednesdays! These look so scrumptious and I shared them on Facebook 🙂
    Happy Wednesday!
    – Ang

  12. Sorry to hear your business didn’t take off the way you’d hoped. These look absolutely stunning, however! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by the party and check out some of the other links!

  13. Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party! I just wanted to let you know I am featuring you this week. I would love for you to grab my button to add to the post or your sidebar. I would love for you to share your news of being featured on your social media. I can’t wait to see what you link up next week!

    Have a great week!
    Hugs! Cathy

  14. Thanks for recently linking this delicious recipe to my Tasty Thursdays party, Lisa. It is being featured in my Fantastic Fruit – Week #4 – Outstanding Oranges post. What a combo…orange and brownie…yummy!!

    Thanks, Nichi

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