Guinness Chocolate Brownies

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These Guinness Chocolate Brownies are the moistest brownies ever! They’re an awesome combination of cakey and fudgy with a boozy kick. You won’t be able to stop eating them!

Looking for more brownie recipes? Try my Just Like Box Mix Brownies, or the World’s Fudgiest Homemade Brownies!

Guinness Brownies - super moist and chewy brownies! A delicious mix between cake and fudgy! You won't be able to stop eating them!

Guinness Brownies - super moist and chewy brownies! A delicious mix between cake and fudgy! You won't be able to stop eating them!

Guinness Chocolate Brownies

I have spent the better part of the last couple weeks of my life on these brownies, no joke. I wanted the most perfect version of a guiness brownie to share with you.

But before I dive into all that, I have a confession. Get ready.

I don’t like beer.

I know, I know. How can I post a recipe with beer in it when I don’t like beer. I can’t explain it except to say that it’s my dad’s fault. I clearly got my taste buds from him – he also does not like beer. It’s a thing and he passed it on to me. I have tried so many times to like it. It just won’t work.

So I fully expected to not like these brownies. I have a coworker who loves Guiness like I love cake, so I knew he’d help out with the taste testing.

Guinness Brownies - super moist and chewy brownies! A delicious mix between cake and fudgy! You won't be able to stop eating them!

Guinness Brownies - super moist and chewy brownies! A delicious mix between cake and fudgy! You won't be able to stop eating them!

Crazy thing is, I’m super in love with these brownies. I can taste the Guinness, but it mostly just enhances the flavor of the chocolate in the best way possible. Seriously amazing. And they seem to get moister the second or third day.

So back to the whole testing these thing. I started with these Quick and Easy Brownies. They are the jam, and pretty much everyone that tries them loves them. So I started with those.

But oh my, the bubbles in Guinness! The first version was basically like chocolate cake. No good.

I proceeded to make like 6 or 7 more versions – I lost count. Messing around with the amount of Guinness, eggs and some other ingredients to get the perfect amount of fudgy and cakey. I am totally in love with the final texture of them.

Guinness Brownies - super moist and chewy brownies! A delicious mix between cake and fudgy! You won't be able to stop eating them!

Guinness Brownies - super moist and chewy brownies! A delicious mix between cake and fudgy! You won't be able to stop eating them!

I also wanted them to have plenty of Guinness flavor. Truth is, I was never totally able to please my Guinness loving coworker. I added almost an entire beer and he still didn’t think it tasted that much like Guinness. He and his family (and everyone else) loved the brownies, but I decided I’d have to drown a brownie in Guinness before he’d think it tasted enough like it. Craziness.

I still think they taste like Guinness, but maybe I’m just sensitive to beer taste. I guess you’ll just have to make them and decide for yourself. 🙂 They’re totally worth it.

Guiness Brownies - super moist and chewy brownies! A delicious mix between cake and fudgy! You won't be able to stop eating them!

You might also like these Guinness desserts:

Guinness Chocolate Cheesecake
Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes
Guinness Chocolate Mousse Cake
Guinness Chocolate Poke Cake
Guinness Floats

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Guinness Chocolate Brownies
Recipe

Guinness Chocolate Brownies

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 12-15 Brownies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These Guinness Chocolate Brownies are the moistest brownies ever, and they’re an awesome combination of cakey and fudgy. You won’t be able to stop eating them!


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Ingredients

BROWNIES

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup Guinness Stout beer
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup salted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup cocoa (I used Hershey’s dark cocoa)

GANACHE 

  • 5 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 2 tbsp guiness
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9×9 square baking pan and line it with parchment paper.
2. Mix together the oil, guinness, sugar and vanilla extract in a large bowl.
3. Add butter and mix until well combined.
4. Add eggs and mix until well combined.
5. Combine flour and cocoa in another medium sized bowl.
6. Slowly add dry ingredients to the egg mixture until well combined.
7. Pour the batter into the pan and spread evenly.
8. Bake for 35-38 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with a few crumbs. Allow brownies to cool.
9. To make ganache, place chocolate chips, butter and guinness into a microwave safe bowl and microwave until guinness gets hot and butter starts to melt.
10. Whisk together chocolate mixture until smooth, microwaving for a little longer, if needed, using 30 second increments.
11. Add powdered sugar and whisk until smooth.
12. Pour ganache over brownies and spread into an even layer.
13. Cut into bars.

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79 Comments
  1. Natalie | Paper & Birch

    Ah! Love this – I’ve had one can of Guinness (which I don’t like) in our fridge for over 2 months! Perfect way to use it! 🙂

  2. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting

    Ok y’all. I got the chance to try these and let me tell you, WOW! The ganache layer only adds to the rich and decadent brownie layer. YUM!

  3. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Lindsay, I don’t like beer either. . but it totally works in these brownies and for st. patty’s day!! totally makes sense that the beer enhances the chocolate . . like wine does when cooking or baking. . these brownies look INSANE. Like gorgeous and chocolatey and everything good! Hope you guys have fun in FL!!! Hoping I can make it to FBF next year!!

  4. heather @french press

    I do not like beer at all, but guiness does something wonderful to chocolate – and these brownies look over the top amazing!

  5. Jen @ Baked by an Introvert

    Beer is an acquired taste for sure. I’m more of a hard cider girl, myself. These brownies do look incredibly moist. I love how dark they are. The perfect brownie!

  6. Kristi

    Not a fan of beer as well, but these look amazing! My husband is going to be in hog heaven with every bite…and I’ll be trying them too! 🙂

  7. Mir

    I don’t like beer, either, unless it’s part of a cheese dip. But in these, I think I’m gonna really like it. I love the dark fudginess of it!

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