Ok so this is the time of year when I want to go full Christmas but have to reign myself in slightly.
The only thing stopping me going full Mariah in November is the kids who have already started asking if it’s Christmas eve tomorrow.
6 weeks is a lifetime for toddlers so I have to go against all my will and hold fire on the fully festive bakes until December.
Luckily for me though the kids don’t realise that these Spiced Orange Millionaires Brownies are Christmas in every bite!
These are our classic fudgey chocolate brownies, topped with a cinnamon caramel and thick layer of orange chocolate. Delicious at anytime of year, but perfect for winter.
You will need a 20cm brownie tin or square cake tin, well greased or lined with baking paper.
- Batch of brownie mixture
- 397g tin condensed milk
- 200g butter
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 70g caster sugar
- Teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 200g milk chocolate chopped
- 1 chocolate orange
Make the brownies as per the recipe and method in the link above and allow to cool completely in the tin.
To make the cinnamon caramel, gently heat the condensed milk, butter, sugar and honey whilst stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Increase the heat and bring the mixture to a boil, again whilst stirring to ensure the mixture doesn’t burn at the base of the pan.
When the mixture has thickened and become a darker caramel colour, remove from the heat and quickly mix in the cinnamon.
Pour on top of the brownie and allow to set at room temperature for 2-3 hours.
When set, melt the milk chocolate along with half the chocolate orange in a large bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Alternatively (and ideally if your baking with younger kids) break the chocolate into small pieces and melt in a microwave safe bowl using short bursts of 10 seconds, stirring well in between.
Pour on top of the set caramel and gently arrange the remaining segments of chocolate orange on top.
Allow to set completely before slicing to serve.