Cheat’s Guinness Brownies

These use just 4 ingredients.

If you are looking for a last minute chocolate treat for St Patrick’s Day then these might suit. You only need a little bit of Guinness, a packet of brownie mix, 2 eggs and some vanilla frosting. That’s it 🙂

I love these because they combine the strong flavour of Guinness with the decadence of chocolate, and each bite is topped off by the creamy vanilla frosting. They almost look like a glass of Guinness too.

If Guinness isn’t your favourite then you could use Kilkenny or another type of stout or dark beer instead.

Ingredients – makes approximately 32 bite-sized pieces:

  • 150ml/5 oz Guinness, plus 2 tbsp extra
  • 1 box (560g/20 oz) brownie mix – I used Betty Crocker Triple Chocolate Fudge Brownies
  • 2 eggs
  • ready-made vanilla frosting, to decorate

Method:

  • Heat your oven to 180C/160C fan forced/350F.
  • Line a rectangular pan (approx 32cm x 18cm  / 13in x 7in) with baking paper.
  • Put the Guinness into a medium bowl then add the brownie mix and the eggs. Beat until smooth.
  • Transfer the brownie batter to the prepared pan and spread into an even layer.
  • Bake for 23-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out with a few crumbs on it.
  • Remove from the oven and immediately drizzle over the remaining 2 tbsp of Guinness. The brownies should soak up the beer.
  • Leave to cool for 10 minutes in the pan, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Remove the baking paper once cooled.
  • Spread the vanilla frosting over the brownie slab, then use a sharp knife to cut into bite-sized pieces.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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11 Responses to Cheat’s Guinness Brownies

  1. melissa says:

    Great cheat 😉

  2. marthabernie says:

    Reblogged this on homethoughtsfromabroad626 and commented:
    This goes to show that you can put Guinness in just about everything!

  3. Yum! Chocolate plus beer — sounds like heaven to me! I also love that it’s only 4 ingredients.

  4. Charisma says:

    Mmm they look soo good with that frosting!

  5. Pingback: Recipe Round-up: St Patrick’s Day | Recipe Adaptors

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