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Tahini Swirl Brownies

Tahini Swirl Brownies with tahini on the side
Tahini Swirl Brownies with tahini on the side

Tahini Swirl Brownies are a favorite in our house. They are fudgy, dense, rich, and studded with a tahini swirl (my Mediterranean touch). With just a few ingredients and 40 minutes of your time, you’ve got yourself a batch of irresistible brownies. My recipe is non-dairy and makes a great Pareve dessert.

Tahini Swirl Brownies are easy to make! No need for fancy equipment or complicated techniques. These brownies are so much better than the box; they taste amazing. Chocolate brownies are delicious on their own, but the swirl of creamy tahini turns them into something out of this world.

Ingredients Overview

Chocolate: Semisweet or bittersweet, also called dark chocolate.

All-purpose flour: Regular all-purpose flour is perfect to make these brownies.

Granulated sugar: Simple fine white granulated sugar keeps these brownies moist.

Eggs: At room temperature, provide the majority of the structure in these brownies.

Salt: To balance flavors.

Fat: Neutral oil like Canola or vegetable. 

Tahini: Runny tahini is key. This recipe works best with runny tahini that will easily mix with the other ingredients. Tahini brands vary widely in consistency, so look for one with a smooth, pourable texture. I like (affiliate links) Soom, Baron, and Seed+Mill.

How to Store Brownies?

Let the brownies cool completely in the baking tray. Slice them into squares or rectangles and place them in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Brownies freeze beautifully and will keep in perfect condition in the freezer for up to 3 months.

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Tahini Swirl Brownies with tahini on the side

Tahini Swirl Brownies

Chocolate and tahini are made for each other. Deliciously thick and fudgy chocolate brownies with a Mediterranean touch.
Kosher, Pareve
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Brownies
Servings: 24


  • 7 oz (200 grams) dark chocolate, chopped
  • 3/4 cup (80 ml) canola oil + a little more for greasing the pan
  • 1 1/2 cups (300 grams) granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups (210 grams) all-purpose flour

For the tahini swirl:


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F/180°C.
  • Line the pan with parchment paper and grease it will oil.
  • Melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth.
  • Transfer the chocolate to a large bowl, add oil, and mix well.
  • Stir in sugar, eggs, and salt. It is important to work quickly so that the eggs do not harden from the heat of the chocolate.
  • Add flour and mix until everything is combined.
  • Spread batter into the prepared pan and flatten the mixture with a spatula. The mixture will be very thick and that is OK.

The tahini swirl:

  • In a small bowl, stir together honey and tahini.
  • Spoon dollops of the sweet tahini over the surface of the pan and use a knife or a skewer to swirl it into the brownies.
  • Bake for 25 to 35 minutes. Brownies should be puffed and beginning to crack at the edges but still soft to the touch (a toothpick stuck in the center comes out with moist chocolate crumbs).
  • Let your brownies cool completely in the baking tray.
  • Slice into squares and enjoy!

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Hi, I’m Rachel.

Welcome to my little corner of the internet! I’m happy you’re here. I am the food blogger behind “Mama Living Abroad.” In this space, I am sharing flavorful recipes that I love to make and have my family and friends approve.

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