Premium Olive Oil & Vinegars | FREE SHIPPING on Orders Over $75!

Blood Orange Valentine Brownies

by Suzie Bellomo on February 20, 2024
Blood Orange Valentine Brownies

Indulge in the epitome of Valentine's sweetness with our Blood Orange Valentine Brownies! We swear by the divine touch of Il Fusti Blood Orange Olive Oil for baked goods, elevating the richness of chocolate and creating a luscious treat. Share the love – try our recipe and savor the perfect Valentine's Day delight!


  • Cooking spray
  • ½ cup (170 g) honey
  • ½ cup (120 ml) Il Fusti Blood Orange Olive Oil 
  • ½ cup (100 g) sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup (90 g) whole wheat pastry flour
  • ¼ cup (20 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder (see Tip)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup (85 g) chocolate chips or chunks (62 to 72% cacao)
  • ½ cup (60 g) chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line the bottom and two sides of a 9-inch (23 cm) square baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the honey, Il Fusti Blood Orange Olive Oil , sugar, and eggs in a large bowl. Use a whisk or handheld mixer to mix until creamy and lightly golden in color. Add the flour, cocoa powder, espresso powder, vanilla, baking pow­der, and salt. Stir to incorporate.
  3. Stir in the chocolate chips and walnuts. Pour the batter into the baking pan and spread evenly.
  4. Bake for 30 minutes; the top will look dull (not shiny) and will have many holes. Transfer to a wire rack and cool for 10 to 15 minutes in the pan before cutting into 16 bars. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week or in the freezer for up to 2 months.

This recipe was adapted and directly sourced from


Please note, comments must be approved before they are published