Chocolate Orange Tray Bake

December 14, 2020Sew White

This delicious Chocolate Orange Tray Bake is a wonderful mix of an epic chunky cookie and traybake cake. Terry’s chocolate orange cookie bars or chocolate orange tray bake… whatever you want to call it will become a family favourite bake that you make time and time again.

Fruity and rich and creamy from the chocolate. This is an easy bake and wonderful if you love a fat cookie and want an easy traybake recipe.

Terry’s Chocolate Orange is a classic and incredibly popular chocolate treat and I can see why. I adore it. The delicious mix of chocolate and orange works so well and the fun shape of the chocolate orange being a ball which you need to tap to break the orange segments out is still a joy as it was when I was child.

Luckily now they are a little easier to tap open. (I did dent the table when I was little trying to break my way into it. A story that is told every Christmas when someone from my family spots the Terry’s Chocolate Orange in the kitchen). This year Terry’s have also bought out their Terry’s Chocolate Orange Bars. Any combination of their chocolates can work for this bake.

In this latest recipe I mix two delicious things together to make one brilliant bake. I take Terry’s chocolate orange and mix into my gorgeous cookie traybake recipe. The chocolate orange flavour studded into a chunky tray bake cookie is two things I absolutely adore.

These flew off the kitchen counter so quickly, I’m still surprised I managed to get any photos. I wouldn’t have been surprised if the photo was an empty plate, showing where the chocolate orange tray bake should be.

Chocolate Orange Tray Bake

Welcome to the delicious recipe post for the chocolate orange tray bake. These chocolate orange cookie traybake slices are the best bake I have made recently. I adore them. A rich squidgy and chewy cookie which is chunky and best enjoyed warm in my opinion. In the chunky cookie traybake you will find chopped up Terry’s chocolate orange acting like chocolate chips studded through out the cookie traybake.

It is so wonderful to find those pieces of chocolate orange throughout the mix.

Terry's Chocolate orange tray bake slices on a polka dot napkin

What do I need for a Chocolate Orange Tray Bake

To create this beautiful chocolate orange tray bake with only a handful of ingredients. Most of them are store cupboard ingredients you will have but if not they are easy to find at most supermarkets.

  • 140 g unsalted butter or stork
  • 60 g caster sugar
  • 140 g light brown soft sugar

The mix of sugars produces a lovely richer taste to the finished chocolate orange traybake. If you don’t have brown sugar then only using caster instead of the two sugars will work. So it would be 200g of caster sugar.

  • 2 medium eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • 300 g plain flour
  • tiny pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb of soda
  • 157 g Terry’s Chocolate Orange (1 chocolate orange chopped up to go in the mixture)
  • 3 tbsp milk (add a little extra if the mix is really thick)
  • 125 g Terry’s Chocolate Minis

Of course for a Terry’s chocolate orange bar traybake we are going to need a lot of Terry’s chocolate orange pieces. This isn’t a dress rehearsal! Use the chocolate orange slices and enjoy it. There is no need to hold back.

How long does a traybake last?

Traybakes usually last a 3-5 days if stored in an air tight container. This cookie traybake will last 3-5 days easily if you manage to hold off eating it all on the first day when it’s fresh out of the oven. The chocolate orange cookie traybake doesn’t like being in the fridge so please keep it somewhere cool instead.

Can you freeze the cookie traybake?

I have found that you can freeze the cookie traybake. When making the dough/mixture you can either freeze the mixture before you cook it or pop the finished baked cookie traybake into the freezer.

If you freeze the uncooked mixture pop it into a bag or air tight and try and get the air out if you can. Pop it in and leave it to defrost before baking as usual to the chocolate orange cookie traybake recipe below.

If you put the finished and baked cake bars into the freezer wrap tightly in clingfilm and when you want to eat it leave it to defrost. Then you can pop a portion in the microwave to warm up for a lovely dessert or pop the whole thing back in the oven to get it warm throughout.

Chocolate orange cake bars

What I love about making this cookie traybake is that it can easily be turned into chocolate orange cake bars. The large tray I used means I can slice them up in to different shapes and my favourite is as a cake bar. There is something lovely about a cake bar. It’s different to eat and great for lunch boxes and picnics too.

Easy party traybake

I am such a traybake convert especially when I can make them for parties. This has become a favourite for my family as an easy party traybake. They are quick to make, they don’t need icing or decorating and can be easily transported in the tin too which makes it convenient.

With more was to eat Terry’s Chocolate orange I think I have used them all for this recipe while tasting. Luckily they are all the same so it won’t effect the recipe if you use the orange, the minis or the Terry’s Chocolate Orange Bars.

Terry's Chocolate Orange traybake cookie bars, terry's chocolate mini

Cookie Traybake with Chocolate Orange

I have made a few version of my cookie traybake with lots of different options for flavours and filling but this cookie traybake with chocolate orange has to be one of my favourites ever. The mix of chocolate orange, big chunky cookie and the cake traybake part unite to create something delicious.

If you like cookies, cake and Terry’s Chocolate Orange this is a bake for you.

Chocolate orange cookie bars

I really prefer making cookies in as a traybake as you can turn them into bars and you don’t have to worry about them spreading far on the baking tray. I also love that they are chunky, I want to sink my face into a chunky cookie and making it this way gives me the best results each time.

For these Chocolate orange cookie bars I used the same recipe I have before but this time with chopped up Terry’s chocolate orange and decorated with Terry’s Chocolate orange minis. If some good, more must be better.

Terry’s Chocolate Orange Bars

These Terry’s Chocolate Orange Bars, or traybake bars are so easy to make into shape once cooked but I love keeping them as bars or squares. The Terry’s Chocolate Orange Bars are nice to gift as presents and the squares are normally what I cut them into for home, as I don’t want to keep eating giant pieces at a time. But in the end I still eat a lot but I can pretend it’s a smaller amount if I eat smaller portions. It also lasts a little bit longer too.

There are also the new Bars from Terry’s Chocolate orange you can use to chop up for the chocolate chip parts. The bars are the same great tasting chocolate but in an easy to snap bar with smaller segments than the traditional orange. They are a little easier to chop up but not much to make a huge difference. Either will work for this recipe.

Check out my Chocolate Cranberry Cake were I used the bar and the minis below.

Chocolate Cranberry Cake

Terry's Chocolate Orange and cranberries are two of the most iconic flavours for Christmas. In this easy Christmas loaf I combine them to make a delicious and easy Christmas loaf.

Chocolate chip traybake

I love chocolate chip traybakes and this recipe for the Chocolate Orange Tray Bake is the most pimped up chocolate chip traybake recipe you will find. The mix of the iconic flavours of chocolate and orange makes this bake so moreish.

So far every time I’ve made it, it has disappeared within a few hours. You really can’t have one cookie bar. You can use the Terry’s Chocolate Orange Bars if you can’t find the chocolate orange. It’s the same great taste and will be a little easier to chop up to make the chocolate chip traybake.

Cookie Tray Bake

I love making a cookie tray bake and I have made a few now. This is definitely my favourite as I love Terry’s Chocolate Bars. Luckily as you’re making it you can easily snack on the chocolate left overs.

A Cookie Tray Bake is a wonderful mix of cookie and cake tray bake. Imagine a really chunky cookie with a slight cake twist. That is what my Cookie Tray Bake recipes are all about. Scroll down the chocolate orange tray bake plus a few links to other cookie tray bake recipes I have done.

Chocolate orange cookie traybake

Make these even more special for Christmas try adding some orange zest into the mix and some cinnamon too. You get those extra Christmas flavour combination and I promise you’ll love it.

chocolate orange cookie traybake slice showing a gooey cookie piece

Chocolate orange bars

There are so many ways you can make these chocolate orange bars even more exciting. Although this recipe is darn good if I say so myself there are ways of boosting the the chocolate orange flavour.

If you have a fresh orange you can add in the zest from that orange to make the chocolate orange cookie traybake even more citrus and add an extra bite to the finished bake. I really like it. Especially adding some fresh zest on top once it’s cooked.

Chocolate orange traybake

This chocolate orange traybake is the best type of cookie cake and traybake combination. The squishy middle of traybake makes it more cookie-like than cakey and it is amazing. If you like your cookies more gooey in the centre cook it as per the recipe but if you want your cookies to be more set then add a few more minutes to the baking time. I’m luckily I like both so I can enjoy no matter what. I would definitely suggest to not over cook it. It tastes so lovely being slightly squidgy in the middle.

Cookie Traybake ideas

I love cookie traybes and I have been coming up with a list of cookie traybake ideas I can do for future blog posts. As this recipe is adaptable this won’t be hard to do.

Take a look at my cookie traybake ideas so far…

Raspberry White Chocolate Cookie Traybake

This is an epic chunky cookie! It is my super easy to make raspberry white chocolate cookie traybake. Now a family favourite and the perfect bake for relaxed afternoons or even a party.

Blueberry Cookie Traybake

My Blueberry Cookie Traybake is the perfect mix of a chunky cookie and fruity cake bake. The blueberries add such a beautiful flavour to finished traybake.

Mini Egg Cookie Traybake

My Mini Egg Cookie Traybake takes my cookie tray bake recipe and gives it a super Easter twist. It's pretty much a chunky cookie dotted with mini eggs.

White Chocolate Blondie Recipe

If you are looking for the best white chocolate brownies recipe you have come to the right place. These white chocolate chip blondies are so delicious and great picnic food, a lovely lunch box home-made treat and yummy party food.
White chocolate is a great flavour to add to these no cocoa brownies and keep the chocolate theme going. As well as having white chocolate chips in the blondies I have also drizzled white chocolate over the top too. Adding sprinkles is just extra bit of fun to finish off the white chocolate blondies.

Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies Recipe – Easy white chocolate cranberry oatmeal cookies

Looking for easy Christmas cookies? Then look no further, this is the Christmas recipe for you. My Cranberry White Chocolate Cookies are my favourite bake at Christmas. The creamy white chocolate and sweet cranberries are fantastic together in these oat cookies. Cranberry and oatmeal cookies are loved by the whole family and Santa has enjoyed them too when we've left them out for him. These finished results of these cranberry white chocolate chip oatmeal cookies are Delicious Crunchy & Soft Cookies which are the perfect Christmas cookies.

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Chocolate Orange Tray Bake

Sisley White
This delicious Chocolate Orange Tray Bake is a wonderful mix of an epic chunky cookie and traybake cake. Terry's chocolate orange cookie bars or chocolate orange tray bake… whatever you want to call it will become a family favourite bake that you make time and time again. Fruity and rich and creamy from the chocolate. This is an easy bake and wonderful if you love a fat cookie and want an easy traybake recipe.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Bakes, Sweet Treats
Cuisine American, British, English, International
Servings 16 pieces
Calories 155 kcal

Equipment

  • 9 x 9 inch square cake tin

Ingredients
 
 

  • 140 g unsalted butter or a baking butter like stork
  • 60 g caster sugar
  • 140 g light brown soft sugar (if you don't have any you can use all caster sugar)
  • 2 medium eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • 300 g plain flour / all purpose flour
  • tiny pinch of salt
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb of soda
  • 157 g Terry's Chocolate Orange (1 chocolate orange chopped up to go in the mixture)
  • 3 tbsp milk (add a little extra if the mix is really thick)
  • 125 g Terry's Chocolate Minis

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC/160ºfan. Grease and line a 9inch x 9inch cake tin.
  • In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Use a fork to break up the sugar if it’s lumpy before adding to the butter.
  • Stir in the eggs and vanilla.
  • Sieve in the flour, salt and bicarb and stir together.
  • Add the milk and stir together.
  • Take the Terry's Chocolate Orange and break it up. Chop up the chocolate orange segments into chunky pieces. Mix in to the cookie traybake mix.
  • Spoon the cookie dough into the pan and level out.
  • Stud the tray bake with the Terry's Chocolate Orange minis.
  • Place in the oven and bake until golden brown. If you like your cookies slightly gooey take them out at 20 minutes. 20-25 minutes if you want them to be set more. Both work really well.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Notes

•Best enjoyed warm.
•They make great puddings so reheat them in the microwave for about 20-30 seconds and serve with ice cream.
•Brilliant for lunch boxes and taking on picnics as they travel really well.

Nutrition

Calories: 155kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 2gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 78mgPotassium: 63mgFiber: 1gSugar: 16gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 27mgIron: 1mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

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13 Comments

  • Eb Gargano | Easy Peasy Foodie

    December 21, 2020 at 4:39 pm

    5 stars
    This looks utterly wonderful – just perfect for Christmas 😀

    1. Sew White

      December 22, 2020 at 5:36 pm

      Thank you Eb <3

  • Claudia Lamascolo

    December 23, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    5 stars
    This recipe was delicious and so perfect for Christmas what a great find thanks so much!

    1. Sew White

      December 23, 2020 at 10:10 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it. It’s great to hear <3

  • Tara

    December 23, 2020 at 11:07 pm

    5 stars
    What a fun treat! I love all those flavors and they definitely sound perfect for serving at parties. Yum!

    1. Sew White

      December 26, 2020 at 8:19 pm

      Oh now I need an excuse to make another batch!

  • Mirlene

    December 23, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    5 stars
    These are perfect for the holiday. I cannot wait to try these.

    1. Sew White

      December 26, 2020 at 8:18 pm

      I hope you enjoy it. Thank you for leaving a comment x

  • Jeannette

    December 23, 2020 at 11:40 pm

    5 stars
    Wow. What a treat for Christmas! Love how done in just one tray and served so easily. I’d love to add some ice cream to it next time 😉

    1. Sew White

      December 26, 2020 at 8:20 pm

      Oh ice cream would be a wonderful addition. I will have to try it.

  • Genevieve | Fitty Foodlicious

    December 23, 2020 at 11:41 pm

    5 stars
    You know what’s so funny is I literally just ordered a bunch of Terry’s Chocolate oranges for Christmas as they are not carrying them in the states anmoye. This is a lovely and iconic recipe for Christmas!

    1. Sew White

      December 26, 2020 at 8:19 pm

      That is so sad. How silly of the suppliers – it is such a great chocolate goodie.

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