Dorie says that "While these contain enough chocolate to qualify as brownies, the standout flavor is honey--full, bold and just a touch tangy". She's right, of course. In fact Rich asked me what the spice was in these and I told him that there was none--just the honey.
I had a little trouble with these sticking, even though I lined the pan with foil. And I think if I make them again, I'll use the optional chocolate frosting for a little extra yum.