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Double Chocolate Tahini Swirl Brownies

A recipe for Double Chocolate Tahini Swirl Brownies. These brownies are fudgy with a dark chocolate base, chocolate chips inside, and tahini swirl on top.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Author Renee


  • 1/4 cup well-stirred tahini sesame seed paste
  • 1 tablespoon packed light brown sugar
  • 3 eggs divided
  • 3 ounces all-purpose flour about 2/3 cup, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup chocolate chips milk, semi-sweet, or bittersweet
  • 1/4 cup untoasted sesame oil*
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter diced
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate not chips, chopped
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8-inch square metal baking pan. Line the pan with parchment paper and lightly grease the parchment.
  2. Stir together tahini, brown sugar, and 1 egg in a small bowl.
  3. Whisk together flour and salt in a small bowl. Take 1 teaspoon of flour mixture and stir into the chocolate chips to coat them with flour.
  4. Place the oil, butter, and chocolate in a medium stainless steel bowl over simmering water. Stir and cook until chocolate has mostly melted. Remove bowl from over the water. Stir until chocolate has completely melted.
  5. Add sugar to the chocolate mixture and whisk until combined. Whisk in the remaining 2 eggs and vanilla, one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
  6. Add flour and stir until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan. Drop spoonfuls of tahini mixture on top and swirl using the tip of a knife.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs clinging to it.
  9. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack. Remove brownies from the pan and cut into 16 squares.

Recipe Notes

*Make sure you untoasted sesame oil because the flavor of dark toasted sesame seed oil would be too strong.