The massive jar of tahini is still not empty, in case you were wondering. And, I’m still not done stirring it into desserts.
Hold it right there, though, friends—if you’re craving super sweet brownies, these are not for you. However, if you find yourself snapping off a piece of 70% dark chocolate for a snack, these are for you. The brownies are light on the sugar front, and heavy on the dark chocolate. The tahini is straight-up, no sugar added. Bittersweet is the operative word here. I happen to love them, but I wouldn’t reach for these in a GIMME GIMME CHOCOLATE rage. For that, I reach for these. Or these. Or better yet, these. You’re welcome.
But just because I wouldn’t bring these to a girlfriend after a breakup doesn’t mean you shouldn’t make these and enjoy them. Let’s call these sophisticated palate brownies, ok? If we top them with double chocolate chunk ice cream, we are still sophisticated, by the way. I checked.
Have I inspired you to check out your local ethnic market for tahini? I buy so many unusual ingredients there, that I could probably do a weekly post on fun new things to try. I’m so grateful that we get to eat 3 times a day. I can’t think of a more joyous way to live!
Just a final note about ingredients: the tahini I use is 100% natural. No salt; no other ingredients listed besides sesame seeds. I’m not sure what would happen if you used a lower quality tahini.
I am forever grateful to Nicole for introducing me to Tahini Swirl brownies. That girl is a genius. Then, she went made my tahini chocolate chunk cookies gluten free and refined sugar free! Check out her version here!