Orange Cream Chocolate Brownies

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Perfect for a cookout or BBQ, these brownies are oh so simple to prepare.

You'll love these Orange Cream Chocolate Brownies! Perfect for a cookout or BBQ, they are delicious and oh so simple to prepare.

One of the best things that happens during the warmer months is opportunities for cookouts and BBQ’s. I’ll take a look at the weather forecast early in the week and if the approaching weekend has nice weather predicted then I start planning. I’m a planner and like having a few days to get my menu in order, and get prepping. Something else I also like is having ingredients on hand just in case we’re invited to an impromptu cookout, I need to be prepared. That’s when my trips to Walmart pay off.
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Having recently loaded up on Pillsbury brownie mixes along with Pillsbury cake mixes and frosting at Walmart helps me be prepared for those spur of the moment gatherings. I can easily whip up something delicious. Just this last weekend spring decided to make an appearance in Michigan, yes finally! Absolutely perfect temps and weather, the ideal time for a BBQ. I decided to make Orange Cream Chocolate Brownies, which begin with Pillsbury Milk Chocolate Brownie Mix. I wanted to “mix up a moment” and add a fun flavor into the brownie mix. Chocolate and orange compliment each other nicely so I went with an orange extract mixed into the batter. Next I added an Orange Cream topping which brought an even bigger pop of orange to these brownies.

You'll love these Orange Cream Chocolate Brownies! Perfect for a cookout or BBQ, they are delicious and oh so simple to prepare.

The fun part came when I asked my kids to help decorate, they love to help. I wanted to make our brownies feel very spring-like with sprinkles and decorations. I simply used cookie cutters and placed them on top, we had some basic flower shaped cutters in a variety of sizes, butterfly cutters and brightly color sprinkles. My kids love love love sprinkles and boy did we use A LOT, but hey that’s part of the fun! They loved making these brownies and it gave my kids a sense of pride knowing they helped mom make dessert.

You'll love these Orange Cream Chocolate Brownies! Perfect for a cookout or BBQ, they are delicious and oh so simple to prepare.

When you are stocking up on Pillsbury Brownie mixes at Walmart be sure to check out the great savings offer on Ibotta (I love Ibotta, don’t you?)! For even more yummy inspiration check out the Pillsbury Mix Up A Moment Pinterest Board too!

Orange Cream Chocolate Brownies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 12-15 servings

Orange Cream Chocolate Brownies

Ingredients

    Brownie:
  • 1 18oz pkg Pillsbury Milk Chocolate brownie mix
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 t orange extract
  • Orange Cream Topping:
  • 1 3oz pkg vanilla instant pudding
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 t orange extract
  • OPTIONAL: Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven and prepare pan according to package directions for a 13x9 inch pan. Mix ingredients for brownies together and spread into prepared pan.
  2. Bake approximately 30 minutes. Insert toothpick into center to check for doneness.
  3. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  4. For Orange Cream Topping: beat vanilla instant pudding, heavy whipping cream and orange extract with electric mixer approximately 1 minute until mixture thickens.
  5. Spread over top of cooled brownies.
  6. Decorate if desired. Refrigerate if not serving immediately.
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of The J.M. Smucker Company. The opinions and text are all mine.

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