With St Patrick’s Day fast approaching I thought it would be good to make something to celebrate the season. Tai and I aren’t huge drinkers; when you live in a city where the average mixed drink goes for $14, you learn to just have a beer or two at home instead. And beer paired with Guinness Double Chocolate Brownies is obviously the best choice.
When I brought these into work it was an instant “guy fav” because even those who don’t like sweets as much LOVED these Guinness Double Chocolate Brownies because of the beer taste. Not to toot my own horn, but when someone is scraping the crumbs out of the pan and eating them with a spoon, that’s when you know you have a good dish….or just really hungry friends.
These brownies are a little different than my usual brownies, and I’m not just talking about using beer. These are definitely on the cake side of brownies. They are super light and fluffy, and while they are moist, it’s not as fudgey as some of the other recipes I’ve made. Not all brownies are created equal, but all brownies are certainly delicious. This recipe also uses 3 different types of chocolate! It uses dark bakers chocolate, cocoa powder and semi-sweet chocolate chips. Talk about being absolutely LOADED with chocolate. You will definitely need a glass or two of milk with this one 😉
While I’m not Irish, I’m dating an Irish guy! And maybe I’ve gone a little overboard but I’m planning an Irish themed dinner for St Patrick’s Day. If I wasn’t working that day I would totally go into the city to see the parade. Maybe I’ll go next year but for now I have some bangers and mash, and some corned beef to look forward to!
Guinness Double Chocolate Brownies
- 8 Oz Baking Chocolate Chopped
- 6 Tbsp Melted Butter
- 1 Cup Flour
- 3/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1 Tsp Sea Salt
- 4 Eggs
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 Cup Beer
- 1 Cup Chocolate Chips
- Flaky Sea Salt
- Preheat oven to 375.
- In a double boiler (or microwave) melt the chocolate and butter. Stir until smooth.
- Combine flour, cocoa and salt into a large mixing bowl and set aside.
- Combine together sugar and eggs with an electric mixer for 2-3 minutes or until you get a light foamy texture.
- Pour the melted chocolate into the egg mixture and beat until well combined. Stir in the flour mixture until just combined, then fold in chocolate chips.
- Pour mixture into a greased 9X13 pan and sprinkle with sea salt as desired. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely, then enjoy!