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Red Wine Brownies

These are amazingly easy to make because I got lazy and used a mix !!

I've made brownies from scratch, but there are so many brownie mixes out there that serve as a perfect starting point and make life easier.

I used Trader Joe's brownie mix because its amazing on its own. I know Ghirardelli brownie mix is also legendary.

This recipe adds in a sweet red wine reduction, it doesn't add an overwhelming red wine taste, just a hint! The best part is honestly adding a scoop of vanilla bean once their done and then drizzling extra red wine reduction on top!

You'll need:

  • 1 package of your favorite brownie mix

  • + extras that your brownie mix calls for (1 stick butter, 2 large eggs)

  • 1 1/2 cups of red wine (cabernet, pinot, merlot)

  • 3 tablespoons sugar

  • 1 pinch allspice, cinnamon, or ground cloves

  • muffin pan

  • room temp butter or cooking spray

  • vanilla bean icecream


  1. Add the red wine, sugar, and pinch of spice to a sauce pan and bring to a low boil. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes until it becomes syrupy. When you run a spoon or spatula down the middle it should stay split. Put it in a bowl and set aside, save 1 tablespoon separately.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 and use butter or cooking spray to coat 9 of the divots

  3. Follow brownie mix instructions but probably - melt butter, whisk in eggs, whisk in brownie mix, then stir in the red wine reduction.

  4. Add about 1/4 cup of mix to 9 of the muffin divots, try to keep them even.

  5. Bake for 20-25 minutes, turn them around after 10 minutes so they cook evenly. Remove from oven, let them sit for 20 minutes before taking them out of the pan so they don't fall apart.

  6. Eat them as is OR add a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream on top and drizzle wi the extra red wine reduction.

I hope you all make these!! So fun for an icecream sundae sunday or after grilling out or just anytime honestly.

Tag me on instagram @honeyibaked so I can see all of your brownies!!

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