Friday, February 28, 2014

Guinness Fudgy Brownies


This recipe will very quickly become your new favorite brownie recipe. 
Really.
It's amazing. So fudgy and chocolaty and rich with a ridiculous Guinness glaze that is over the top delicious. 
Perfect for your St. Patrick's Day celebrations. 
Or, you know, for those days when you want to rip someone's face off but if you could just have an amazing treat then you would calm down and everything would be right with the world. 
This works for those days too.


Guinness Fudgy Brownies

Ingredients
Brownies
1 cup Guinness draught
12 oz chocolate, chopped (or chocolate chips)
1 cup butter
 11/2 cups brown sugar
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
3/4 cup flour

Glaze
4 oz dark chocolate, chopped (or chocolate chips)
2 Tbsp butter
1/4 reserved, reduced beer (from above recipe)

Decoration
1/2 cup Hippie Snacks Coconut Chips (optional)

Directions
Preheat oven to 350. Line a 9 X 9 pan with parchment paper, set aside.
In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the 1 cup of Guinness to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until beer is reduced by half - this takes between 10 - 20 minutes. (Just keep an eye on it. You need to have 1/2 cup of reduced beer - reserving 1/4 of a cup for the glaze.)
 In a pan over another pan of simmering water, melt together the 12 oz of chocolate and 1 cup of butter, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat. 
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
Whisk in the melted chocolate mixture and 1/4 cup of the reduced Guinness.
Lastly, fold in the flour.
Pour into the prepared 9 X 9 pan. 


Bake at 350 until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean, about 30 - 40 minutes. Do not over bake or your brownies will be dry and not fudgy!!


Let sit 15 minutes before making glaze. 
Prepare glaze - In a pan over another pan of simmering water, melt together the 4 oz of chocolate and 2 Tbsp of butter. Whisk in the reserved 1/4 of reduced Guinness until smooth. 
Pour glaze over brownies.
Sprinkle with the coconut chips (if using).


Let cool completely.
Run a knife around the edge of the pan to loosen the brownie. Use the parchment paper to remove the brownie so you can cut it and serve.


*cue angels singing*
This is one of those brownies that is so ooey gooey and chocolaty that it sticks in your teeth and leaves you licking your fingers when you are done. 
Oh, and I thought I would include a picture of the Hippie Snacks Coconut Chips that I used.


They are totally optional but are an excellent addition. They are a sweet salty mix that completely puts these brownies over the top.
You know....because they weren't awesome enough already.....

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5 comments:

  1. Good to know I'm not the only one who has days where I want to rip someone's face off. Haha!
    Ya'll are killing me with all this chocolate and guinness. And who doesn't love gooey, sticky brownies? Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Wow, your Guinness Fudgy Brownies look amazing. I am going to try then for sure.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  3. Oh wow that's my kind of brownie right there. I'm featuring these as one of my favourite on Sweet and Savoury Sundays, stop by grab a button and be sure to link up again this weekend!

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  4. Oh my, I feel like taking a piece of those brownies right there. Yum. Have not tried baking with Guiness but I think now is a good time to start.

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