Thursday, March 15, 2012

Guinness Brownies for St. Patty's Day

As we all know, St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner. Sadly, I'll be missing out on my mom's annual boiled dinner - and I'm not really up to making it just for 2. So, I just had to come up with some other way to get my Irish on. And what better way is there than Guinness?? (If you're truly Irish, you know the answer to that is a resounding NONE!)

I decided to whip up a batch of Guinness Brownies. These are actually brownie bites baked up in a mini-muffin pan because, truth be told, I can't cut a regular pan of brownies to save my life. Brownie bites are so much easier! These get a double-dose of Guinness with a little added to both the batter and the frosting that goes on top.

Don't they look delicious? Trust me, they are! Here's the recipe:

Guinness Brownies
(Makes 1 8x8 pan or about 30 brownie bites)

For the brownies:
1/2 c. sugar
4 Tbsp. Guinness
2 Tbsp. butter
1 1/2 c. chocolate chips
2/3 c. flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

For the frosting:
1 Tbsp. butter, at room temperature
1-1 1/2 c. powdered sugar
3-4 Tbsp. Guinness

Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease an 8 x 8 pan or mini-muffin tins.
To make the brownies, combine sugar, 4 Tbsp. Guinness and 2 Tbsp. butter in a medium saucepan. Heat until butter is fully melted and mixture starts to bubble. Remove from heat and stir in chocolate chips until melted. Add flour, baking powder and salt. Stir until well combined.
Spread batter into greased pan. Bake at 325&F for 20-25 minutes for an 8x8 pan, or 10 minutes for brownie bites.
Cool completely before frosting.

To make the frosting, combine butter, 1 c. powdered sugar and 3 Tbsp. Guinness in a small bowl. Beat until well combined. Add more sugar or Guinness as needed to achieve desired consistency. (and level of booziness).

Spread (or pipe) on top of brownies - and enjoy!


April Decheine said...

Why those sound and look totally nummy! Pinned it to my sweet board too :-)

Glenda said...

Yum! Your pictures look good enough to eat. Thanks for sharing this delish recipe.

Melissa Rheinlander said...

These look yummy!!

Rita said...

Beautiful creation; perfect for St Pat's.

Theresa said...

These look so yummy! Glad to find you via #SF come link up your recipe in my link up @
I'd love to see you enter & my reader see it! I'll be back again.
Have a great weekend!

N.D. said...

what a creative recipe!!

Bellesouth said...

ohhh yummy.

Jen @ TheUnProcessedKitchen said...

Those look awesome - I'll bet the Guinness is perfect in there!

Emmi said...

OMGoodness! So yummy looking! I have a friend who would LOVE these!

Christy @ Insanity Is Not An Option said...

Those look fabulous! I wish I was a better baker! Want to ship me some?

Sara @ said...

Oh for the love of Saint Patrick, Guinness Brownies? Amazing!!! I will have to try to make these next time I pick up some Guinness.

kag said...

How come Jimmy and I didn't know about this!!!!!!

kag said...

Hey--how come Jimmy and I didn't know about these?!!!!!

Lisa @ Snappy Gourmet said...

Darn, wish it was St. Patrick's Day! :) Next year! :)