Monday, March 7, 2011

Honeybear Brownies


I saw this recipe for Honeybear Brownies on Anna's Cookie Madness website and thought it sounded really interesting. After all, it's not every day that you see "honey" listed as an ingredient in brownies. I decided to give them a try.

The brownies are definitely unlike any other brownie I've ever tasted. They're cakey and the honey flavor was quite strong on the first day. It then mellowed out the day after and blended better with the chocolate. Still, I'm not sure that I'd make these again. Although they were tasty, the honey made them seem a little too sweet for me and I guess I'm just more of a fudgy brownie type of person. But, if you're looking for something different, then maybe these are just the thing for you.

Honeybear Brownies
(adapted from Cookie Madness)

1/3 c. salted butter
3/4 c. sugar
1/3 c. honey
2 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
1/2 c. flour
1/3 c. cocoa powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9 inch metal pan with foil and grease foil or line with parchment.

Beat butter and sugar together in a small bowl using an electric mixer. Beat in the honey and vanilla. Add eggs one at a time, beating for 30 seconds after each egg.

Combine flour and cocoa. By hand (so as not to overbeat), stir the flour mixture into the batter.

Spread the batter in the pan going all the way to the edges. Bake on center rack for 25 minutes or until brownies test done.

Let cool completely in pan before slicing.

This recipe is linked to:

My Sweet and Savory's Meatless Mondays

Just Another Meatless Monday

Midnight Maniac's Meatless Mondays

Hearth and Soul Hop

Dr. Laura's Tasty Tuesdays

Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays

Tuesdays at the Table


23 comments:

  1. A neat brownie. I've never tried a honey version before...this calls for experimentation. :)

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  2. That is a first for me seeing honey in a brownie. I'm a fudgy brownie kinda girl too so I wonder how these would be for my taste. I'm not one to pass up a brownie though and would love to give these a try sometime.

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  3. What a wonderful addition to brownies--be careful that Winnie doesn't eat them all. LOL

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  4. I love this recipe Lisa, gloria

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  5. I am definitely a fudgey gooey chocolate person, not sure how I would like the honey, but they look great!

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  6. Sounds good to me! So glad you shared...

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  7. This recipe is so great because we all have those ingredients in our pantry. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. They look delicious, Lisa, but we're a fudgy family, too...and not sure what I'd think of a prominent honey taste. But I'm always willing to sample :)

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  9. I am definitely a fudge brownie person too, but I do like the sound of the honey flavor too:)

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  10. I love the flavor of honey. I have to give these a try just to see what I think!

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  11. It does sound like an interesting twist.

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  12. Oh sweet, honey in brownie batter ....mmm mmm! Looks chocolaty good!

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  13. Sounds wonderful...
    oops, did you realize word verification is on?
    Just sayin'...
    xo bj

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  14. I am for team fudgy too, but the honey in the brownie seems too good to pass off!

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  15. A really delish brownie, all I need is a glass of milk and I am a happy camper!Does chocolate not always put one in good temper? LOL!

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  16. yum! I love brownies and honey so perfect!! Thank you for sharing the recipe x

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  17. I am more of a fudgy brownie person also but I have cake brownie eaters in my house that would love these. thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

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  18. The honey addition does sound interesting and quite delicious! Yummy! :)

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  19. My husband is on a honey kick lately, so maybe I'll give these a try. Better yet, maybe ha can make them:)

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  20. These sound amazing! Love the addition of honey!

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  21. mmm! I've never heard of a honeybear brownie but these sound great, I just love honey.

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  22. I have looked for a brownie recipe with honey FOREVER!!! I ran across a recipe about 30 years ago and it was the BEST. Unfortunately, I lost it and have only the name, "Honey Bear Brownies" to use as a search reference. I hope this is the recipe! If not, I will still have another great brownie recipe. Thanks so much!

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