Chocolate Orange Brownies

  • 10MINS
  • 16MINS
  • Serves 16
  • 72KCAL

These slimming friendly Chocolate Orange Brownies are a zesty twist on classic plain brownies – they’re perfect for following a diet plan like Weight Watchers or calorie counting!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories72
  • Carbs7.7g
  • Protein3.2g
  • Saturates1.3g
  • Fat3.3g
  • Sugars1.5g

Chocolate Orange Brownies | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

If you thought our first slimming friendly Chocolate Brownie recipe was legendary, you’re gonna love this one! We’re stepping it up a level with a brand-new flavour combo: Chocolate Orange Brownies.

Super quick and easy to make, they’re rich and chocolatey with a zesty orange punch. They taste SO indulgent, you won’t believe they’re suitable for WW diets and calorie counting.

Perfect for a mid-afternoon pick me up alongside a cuppa, or for a delicious dessert when you NEED a chocolate orange fix. We recommend serving with a squirt of low calorie aerosol cream to make them extra indulgent.

There’s no trickery or complex prep work either. It really is a case of mixing it all together and bunging it in the oven. So if you’re looking for a quick sweet treat, these are ready in no time at all.

What diets is this Chocolate Orange Brownies recipe suitable for?

This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Self-raising flour
  • Baking powder
  • Chocolate

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chocolate Orange Brownies recipe?

Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.

The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Chocolate Orange Brownies?

These Chocolate Orange Brownies are really simple to make, so don’t worry if you’re new to baking!

You’ll need some Chocolate Orange Choc Shot. It’s made by a company called Sweet Freedom, and you can find it in most supermarkets by the hot chocolate. It’s a low sugar chocolate orange sauce that’s almost a syrup. We always have a bottle in the cupboard, and it makes a great hot chocolate. You can even experiment with their other flavours like caramel or coconut!

It’s really important that you use self-raising flour and not plain flour as this helps with the rise. It’s also important to make sure you use baking powder and not baking soda.

You can pick up a good baking tin from most large supermarkets, or over on Amazon. If you can’t find Chocolate Orange Choc Shot in the supermarket, you can get it on Amazon too for a little more expense. It’s great with so many desserts.

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You can pick up a good square tin from most large supermarkets, or over on Amazon!

If you can’t find Chocolate Orange Choc Shot in your local supermarket, you can get it on Amazon too for a little more expense. It’s great with so many desserts!

How many calories are in these Chocolate Orange Brownies?

There are 72 calories in each of our slimming friendly Chocolate Orange Brownies recipe. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category.

This Chocolate Orange Brownies recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 170°C, spray an 8 inch square cake tin with low-calorie cooking spray and line with non-stick baking paper.

Step 2

Place the reduced fat spread, granulated sweetener, baking powder, self raising flour, eggs, cocoa, orange zest and chocolate orange syrup into a large mixing bowl and mix.

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Step 3

Pour into the cake tin and sprinkle over the chocolate orange chunks. Place in the oven for 16 minutes until slightly risen and set.

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Step 4

Leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack. Cut into 16 squares and serve.

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What could I serve with these Chocolate Orange Brownies?

These are pretty good just on their own, but if you fancied making them into a full dessert you could try serving with the following:

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Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.

How do you know when Chocolate Orange Brownies are cooked?

These Chocolate Orange Brownies should be slightly risen, with a little gooeyness in the middle. They won’t be quite as sticky as a full calorie version but they’re still really tasty.

It’s best to under cook these brownies just a tiny bit, and leave them to cool in the tin. This carries on the cooking process so they’ll be just perfect!

Cook them for 16-17 minutes in the oven.

How long can you keep Chocolate Orange Brownies in the fridge?

Store these brownies in an airtight tin. They will keep for 3-4 days.

If you find they’re a little stale, pop into the microwave for 10-20 seconds to freshen up.

Can I freeze Chocolate Orange Brownies?

Yes, you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer! 

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Chocolate Orange Brownies

These slimming friendly Chocolate Orange Brownies are a zesty twist on classic plain brownies - they’re perfect for following a diet plan like Weight Watchers or calorie counting!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    16 MINS
  • KCals 72
  • Carbs 7.7G

Ingredients

  • 100 g self-raising flour
  • 50 g reduced fat spread
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 3 tbsp white granulated sweetener
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 4 tsp chocolate orange low calorie syrup
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 25 g chocolate orange or 4 segments, chopped into chunks
  • zest of an orange finely grated
  • low calorie cooking spray

8 inch square cake tin

Mixing bowl

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 170°C, spray an 8 inch square cake tin with low-calorie cooking spray and line with non-stick baking paper.
  2. Place the reduced fat spread, granulated sweetener, baking powder, self raising flour, eggs, cocoa, orange zest and chocolate orange syrup into a large mixing bowl and mix.
  3. Pour into the cake tin and sprinkle over the chocolate orange chunks. Place in the oven for 16 minutes until slightly risen and set.
  4. Leave to cool in the tin for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack. Cut into 16 squares and serve.

Recipe notes

Tip: We find it's best to undercook these brownies just a tiny bit, as when you leave them to cool in the tin they will continue to bake. That way they'll be perfect when you come to slice them!

 If you’ve made these Chocolate Orange Brownies and love them, let us know by tagging us!

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tamzyn casleySunday 16th January 2022

I can’t seem to find the orange syrup anywhere, any suggestions where I could buy it, or a substitute for it? I was thinking of low calorie syrup and orange flavoring?

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    HollyMonday 17th January 2022

    Hey Tamzyn, larger supermarkets usually have a large selection of the Choc Shot range but if not it is available via Amazon there is a link on the recipe page which will take you straight to it! Hope that helps!

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HelenThursday 6th January 2022

recipe says 4 chocolate orange slices yet in the picture there are 8 chocolate orange slices. Which is the correct amount?

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    SharonFriday 7th January 2022

    Hi Helen, thankyou for pointing this out and for any confusion caused. The quantity of chocolate orange segments is correct in the ingredients list; 25g or 4 segments. Many thanks for getting in touch and hope you make and enjoy the Chocolate Orange Brownies.

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