These Guinness brownies are moist and nutty and include a secret ingredient that amps up the flavor – Guinness Beer!
Who said Guinness is only for Saint Patrick’s Day?
My husband and I are both Guinness lovers!
I love cooking with this Irish dry stout beer and have decided that Guinness and chocolate belong together.
St. Patrick’s Day maybe over but my love affair with Guinness Stout is not.
I really prefer cooking with this dark ale than drinking it.
I decided my next experimentation would be using this dark malt flavored beer to create a plate of fudgy brownies.
The Guinness beer is a magical ingredient that simply amps up the flavor of chocolate.
And no worries if the kids reach for this dessert because the alcohol cooks off naturally.
The result is moist, nutty and decadent dark chocolate brownies.
Can I use Guinness beer in my recipes?
Absolutely! I’ve used Guinness flavor to sauté mushrooms for a unique side that goes with any grilled meat.
And I’ve used the beer to make an ice cream float. It’s a super easy recipe for adults.
And this beer adds great flavor to these rich Guinness brownies.
There are various recipes for Guinness chocolate brownies online but none that include hazelnuts.
I’ve always been a fan of additions to my brownies. Oreo cookies are a delicious add-in to amp up a regular chocolate brownie.
Fan of Smores? My Smores brownies are a kid favorite. I’ve even been known to mix and pumpkin for a perfect fall sweet treat.
I picked up a bag of dry roasted hazelnuts at the grocery and an idea was born.
These brownies are no different. They are easy to whip up in under 45 minutes and are delicious on St. Patrick’s Day or any day of the year.
I reduced the beer to concentrate the flavor and I also added baking soda to make sure the batter firmed up during baking.
I mixed the ingredients just enough to blend.
Finally, I topped these homemade brownies with dry roasted sea salted hazelnuts for a little added crunch. Delicious!
If you love beer and you love chocolate, these brownies will be love at first bite.
Learn to make this Guinness Brownies Recipe
Many grocery stores have these key ingredients, including Guinness beer, dark chocolate chips and hazelnuts.
The dry ingredients you may already have in your pantry.
Pick up what you’ll need including sugar, baking soda and all purpose flour.
This recipe also requires melted butter, vanilla extract, and eggs.
To make the brownie batter, first boil the beer in a small saucepan on medium-high heat and boil until it reduces it by half.
Set it aside. While the beer is cooling create the chocolate mixture.
In a medium bowl safe for the microwave, melt the chocolate and butter.
Next, using a large mixing bowl with a stand or electric mixer, blend together at medium-high speed the chocolate mixture, beer, sugar, eggs and vanilla and beat until the sugar has dissolved.
Blend in the flour and baking soda. Next, prepare a 9-inch pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
Pour the batter and spread it to the edges of the pan. Sprinkle the chopped hazelnuts on top.
Bake it in a preheated 350 degree F oven for about 45 minutes.
Allow the pan to cool before removing and cutting into squares
These are the most delicious brownies because the flavor of the chocolate combines with the unique taste of the beer.
The beer lover in your life will thank you!
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Fudgy Guinness Brownies with Dark Chocolate and Hazelnuts
- 1/2 cup Guinness Stout
- 6 ounces Dark chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup butter, 1 stick
- 1.5 cups sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup chopped dry roasted hazelnuts
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper or use cooking spray on the pan for easy clean up.
- Bring the beer to a boil and allow it to reduce by half, about 5 minutes. Cool completely.
- In a large enough microwavable bowl, melt the chocolate and butter until the butter has melted, about a minute.
- Remove the bowl from the microwave and continue to stir until chocolate is completely melted.
- Pour the melted chocolate and butter into a large bowl. Add in the cooled beer, sugar, eggs and vanilla and beat until the sugar has dissolved.
- Mix in the flour and baking soda using a hand mixer. The batter should be glossy with no bubbles.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and top with an even layer of chopped hazelnuts.
- Bake for 45 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Allow the brownies to cool to room temperature then cut and store the brownies in an airtight container.