Sunday, June 26, 2016

Orange Cream Cheese Brownies (Fun with essential oils)

I made this scrumptious dessert when I recently hosted an essential oil class, taught by my good buddy, Tonya Ferguson, formerly of 4 little Fergusons, now of RV Oilers.

This amazing family that I love so dearly, travels across the country in an RV, teaching doTerra oil classes. And they are the best of the best! 

And we've been together several times in the year. 
What a T-R-E-A-T!! (being together AND the brownies!)

I adapted Tonya's recipe found here at the 4 little Fergusons blog
by adding a few drops of Wild Orange essential oil to the brownie batter and the frosting!  OOOOO LA LA!  

Orange and chocolate are such an awesome combo. 

Adding essential oils is a superior way to flavor up food...and these were SO flavorful. 

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1 box (dark chocolate) fudge brownie mix
1/4 c. water
1/2 c. oil
2 eggs
3 drops Wild Orange essential oil, optional


1 (8 ozs) pkg. cream cheese, room temperature 
4 Tb. butter, room temperature
2 - 3 c. powdered sugar
4 Tb. orange juice concentrate, thawed
1-2 drops Wild Orange essential oil, optional
red and yellow food coloring
sprinkles, optional 

Preheat oven to 350. Grease 9" X 13" baking dish. In large bowl, combine brownie mix with water, oil and eggs. Spread evenly in prepared pan.
Bake 27-29 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Cool completely.

While brownies cool, in large bowl, soften cream cheese and butter; blend with mixer until smooth, adding powdered sugar, orange juice concentrate, and essential oil. (Add 2 drops red and 4 drops yellow food coloring if using). Decorate with sprinkles or drizzle melted chocolate over brownies before serving
. Refrigerate leftovers. 

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  1. The Orange Cream Cheese Brownies sound delicious!
    What a great flavor combination!

  2. Oh yumminess on the brownies, sweet friend! I had a friend that used to add orange flavoring to fudge, and it was oh so good!

  3. I love any orange/chocolate combo. I'm sure that fudge was a real winner!