= deliciously chocolately brownies sweetened entirely with honey!
I love honey. Something about it just seems special and magical and I mean it kind of is. It’s also just a really great way to naturally sweeten desserts and throw in a few health benefits too! These Honey Brownies are so good. Rich and chocolatey and easy–that’s just as important. Let’s make them!
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Why you’ll love these honey brownies
There’s nothing better than a chocolatey, chewy brownie– am I right? I love cake and all things sweet, but brownies are definitely a top 5 fave for sure. And if I’m honest it’s one of those things (like pizza) that are hard to truly mess up but when they are done right, man are they amazing. And these definitely are amazing. Here’s why:
- Naturally sweetened – we are only going to use honey to sweeten these brownies!
- Rich chocolate flavor – a must for the perfect brownie
- Perfect texture – another must
- Easy to make – for when you need a perfectly chewy/rich/chocolatey brownie right now!
- Unsweetened baking chocolate
- Cocoa powder
- Baking soda
- Chocolate chips (optional, but highly recommended!)
How to make Honey Brownies
Start by melting baking chocolate and butter. Mix well, then add the honey.
Allow this to cool slightly while you measure the dry ingredients. Then, add the eggs and vanilla to the mixture.
Now in go the dry ingredients: flour, salt and baking soda.
Add chocolate chips and spread the mixture in a prepared 8 x 8 baking dish.
Bake at 325 for about 40 minutes. (Feel free to top with a few extra chocolate chips!)
How to tell when brownies are done
This can be so tricky! This is why you will almost always see a range for the cook time on brownie recipes. The best rule of thumb is to check on the brownies 5 minutes before the lower range of the cook time to get an idea of where things are at.
Most recipes will say things like remove the brownies when a toothpick inserted comes out with a few crumbs. And that’s what you want to do here but maybe a tiny bit before that. Better to take brownies out a tad too soon than leave them in too long.
I like to take brownies out when the center has the slightest bit of jiggle.
The sweet spot for me and my oven is about 40 minutes. Allow the brownies to cool in the pan for at least 30 minutes before serving.
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- 4 oz unsweetened baking chocolate
- 1/2 cup salted butter (one stick)
- 1 cup honey
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 large eggs
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips optional
- Preheat oven to 325.
- Prepare an 8×8 metal baking dish, either line with parchment paper or grease with non-stick spray or butter.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside.
- Melt the butter and baking chocolate in a large, microwave-safe bowl in 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval. Takes about 2 minutes.
- Add the honey to the melted butter and chocolate, then stir throughly. Add eggs and vanilla and stir again until fully combined.
- Add the dry ingredients and stir until fully combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Spread the mixture evenly in the bottom of the pan and stop with extra chocolate chips if desired.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes, until the center has a slight jiggle. A toothpick inserted will come out slightly goopy but not completely runny.
- Allow brownies to cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting and serving.