This delicious recipe for Guinness Brownies with Butterscotch Fudge is so rich and tasty, you and your friends will love it!
As I have developed and mastered my culinary skills in the kitchen, I have learned three things in the process:
- Making homemade brownies are so easy and taste much better than the boxed batches that I solemnly swear to never bake boxed brownies ever again.
- Iced brownies are the most delicious way to eat the fudgy delicacies.
- Beer is a wonderful ingredient and a great leavening agent for many desserts, like cupcakes or in this case, brownies.
That’s right. Beer.
The alcohol in these Guinness Brownies evaporates in the baking process, so no one will ever know nor taste your special secret ingredient. Much like my family, they’ll just keep shoveling down the brownies and no breathalyzer test is necessary.
Since this Guinness Brownies with Butterscotch Fudge Recipe uses a 9×13 pan, it makes a large batch of brownies which is perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day party, potluck picnic or tailgate.
Recipe adapted from the little epicurean.
Guinness Brownies with Butterscotch Fudge
Fudge brownies made with stout beer and topped with butterscotch icing and pretzels. Based on a recipe from thelittleepicurean.com.
- 3 oz unsalted butter
- 8 oz dark chocolate chips
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup dark brown sugar (packed)
- 3 eggs
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 ¼ cup 10 oz Guinness Beer (or any stout beer (I actually used Murphy’s Stout. Shhhhhhh!))
- 1 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar (dark)
- 1/8 tsp fine sea salt
- 2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 3 tbsp heavy cream
- 1/2 tsp vanilla paste
- salted pretzels
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Grease a 9 by 13 baking pan or line it with parchment paper.
Melt butter and chocolate in saucepan on medium heat.
Stir in sugar and brown sugar and then remove from the stove.
Pour into a stand mixer bowl.
Use the paddle attachment to mix in eggs one at a time.
In a separate bowl mix together dry ingredients.
Alternate adding dry mixture and beer to the batter. You should begin with the dry ingredients and also finish with dry.
Add chocolate chips and gently fold into batter.
Pour batter into pan.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
Make Butterscotch Fudge
Melt butter and brown sugar over medium heat until is starts to boil.
Simmer for 1 to 2 minutes.
Take off the stove and add salt.
Using paddle attachment in stand mixer, mix together confectioners sugar, cream and vanilla.
When it is thick and like a paste, gradually add the mixture of melted butter and brown sugar (cool it first).
Beat on medium speed.
Once well mixed, pour icing on cooled brownies.
Place a pretzel where each piece of fudge will be cut.
Nutrition per serving
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Written by Denise of Run DMT – a domestic diva raising three beautiful and brilliant children. We first published this Guinness Brownies recipe here on 5 Minutes for Mom on March 8, 2012. We’ve updated it and are thrilled to share it with you again. Find Denise @denisermt and Run-DMT on Facebook.