Holiday Gift Guide

Luck of the Irish Cream Brownie

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Aztecs originally utilized cacao to concoct a ceremonial beer-like drink, so it seems only fitting to pair it with the nectar of the Irish.

Irish Cream Brownies

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup Irish Cream liqueur
  • 5 ounces of unsweetened baking chocolate, chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a small saucepan, melt butter and chocolate over a low heat until fully melted.  Remove from heat.

Whisk sugar, vanilla, eggs and Irish cream until fully mixed.  Mix in melted chocolate until fully blended.  Mix in flour until fully blended.

Grease a 9×9 baking pan.  Pour brownie mix into baking pan and bake for 45 minutes.  Remove from oven, cool and cut into squares for serving.

Irish Cream Brownie Frosting

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioner sugar
  • 4 tsp Irish Cream liqueur

In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and confectioner sugar until smooth.  Add Irish Cream and beat until smooth.  If frosting is a little thin, beat in a little more confectioner sugar until thickened.

When brownies have completely cooled, add frosting and embellishments such as sprinkles or colored sugar as desired.

Tips: 

  • The pro-chef-worthy square brownie shape was produced with a little help from my favorite new kitchen gadget, the Kalorik Brownie Maker, which also produces a ridiculously good brownie crust and moist center.
  • If you are in a hurry or need a gluten free or whole wheat option, substitute a packaged brownie mix, prepare as directed on package plus add 1/2 cup of Irish Cream to mix.
  • The same for frosting, grab a jar of  pre-made vanilla frosting and mix in 4 tablespoons of Irish Cream.
  • Alternatively, if you don’t like traditional frosting, skip it all together or mix whip cream with the Irish Cream for a topping.

 


Barb Webb

Former bartender turned organic home living expert. Foodista, lover of dogs, kids, and simple, delicious cooking. Will travel for wine. Find her regularly on RuralMom.com, or touring the country on the hunt for the next hot restaurant or food trend. Tweet to her at @ruralmoms. If you'd like your brand, event, or business considered for an editorial or upcoming feature, contact us

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