Guinness Chocolate Brownies

Guinness Brownies - An easy dessert for your St. Patrick's Day festivities! | browneyedbaker.com

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Do you have any festive food plans for the day? Maybe some corned beef and cabbage and Irish soda bread, or just a run through the drive-thru for a shamrock shake? It won’t come as a surprise that I prefer to eat my festive calories in the form of dessert. I’ve made some amazing sweet things with Guinness in the past, and thought that brownies would be the next logical step in my chocolate and Guinness journey.

Guinness Brownies - An easy dessert for your St. Patrick's Day festivities! | browneyedbaker.com

These brownies are everything that fabulous brownies should be – rich, moist and extremely fudgy. The Guinness adds a bit of a tangy malt flavor that’s subtle but noticeable. Like all of my favorite brownie recipes, these don’t require any special equipment – a couple of bowls, a whisk and spatula is all you need. They come together quickly, so they’re a perfect last-minute dessert if you’re looking for something easy to make today.

You could top these with some green sprinkles or green frosting for an extra festive flair!

Guinness Brownies - An easy dessert for your St. Patrick's Day festivities! | browneyedbaker.com

One years ago: Grasshopper Brownies
Four years ago: Homemade Shamrock Shake

Guinness Chocolate Brownies

Servings 16 brownies
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 40 minutes
Total 55 minutes
Course:Dessert
Cuisine:American
Author: Michelle
Chocolate brownies infused with Guinness stout - a perfect St. Patrick's Day dessert!

Ingredients:

  • ½
    cup
    Guinness stout
  • 12
    ounces
    semisweet chocolate
    (finely chopped)
  • 1
    cup
    unsalted butter
  • cup
    granulated sugar
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1
    teaspoon
    vanilla extract
  • ¾
    cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 1
    teaspoon
    salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9x9-inch square baking pan, then line with parchment paper.
  2. Bring the Guinness to a boil over medium-high heat in a small saucepan. Boil until reduced to ¼ cup, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. Place the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water and stir occasionally until completely melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, eggs and vanilla extract until thoroughly combined and pale yellow in color. Gradually whisk in the melted chocolate mixture, then the reduced Guinness. Add the flour and salt and fold into the batter with a rubber spatula until no streaks of flour remain.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs attached, about 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and place the pan on a wire rack; cool completely before cutting and serving. The brownies should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Recipe Notes:

Nutritional values are based on one serving

Nutrition:

Calories: 333kcal
Fat: 20g
Saturated fat: 12g
Cholesterol: 62mg
Sodium: 161mg
Potassium: 141mg
Carbohydrates: 34g
Fiber: 1g
Sugar: 26g
Protein: 3g
Vitamin A: 410%
Calcium: 22%
Iron: 1.8%

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