Delicate, dark, rich, and tempting brownies that no one can resist are made with what you would not expect: Guinness® beer. Oh so good.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
25 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
1 9x13-inch pan
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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place oven rack in the center position. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Whisk flour, cocoa powder, and salt together in a bowl.

  • Melt bittersweet chocolate, white chocolate chips, and butter in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching. Remove from heat.

  • Beat white sugar and eggs together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Slowly add melted chocolate mixture and beat until just combined. Add flour mixture, 2 to 3 tablespoons at a time, until just combined. Whisk in beer until batter is thin; fold in pecans.

  • Pour batter into the prepared baking dish; sprinkle semisweet chocolate chips over batter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the brownies comes out with moist crumbs, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool to room temperature; dust top with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

236 calories; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 27.9g 9% DV; fat 13.1g 20% DV; cholesterol 40.2mg 13% DV; sodium 64.4mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2013
These brownies were outstanding! Everyone at our family get together was raving about them! The texture is not that of a traditional brownie- they were very light and silky, almost mousse like. I think the beer cut down on the sugar as these weren't overly sweet, just a nice balance of sweetness. I will definitely be making these again!!! Read More
(17)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/11/2016
It was OK. The texture was too "cakey" and besides the actual chocolate chip topping the brownies were not very sweet to the point of being bland Read More
(3)
72 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 50
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2013
These brownies were outstanding! Everyone at our family get together was raving about them! The texture is not that of a traditional brownie- they were very light and silky, almost mousse like. I think the beer cut down on the sugar as these weren't overly sweet, just a nice balance of sweetness. I will definitely be making these again!!! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2014
Great recipe! Unlike a lot of recipes with alcohol I could actually taste the beer in these brownies and the flavor wasn't overwhelming. Changes: I cut the sugar down by 1/4 cup (I generally do this in recipes); used Ghirardelli bittersweet chocolate chips instead of chopping 8 oz; and melted the chocolate in the microwave for 1 min stirred then 20 seconds more in the mic instead of the double boiler. Other than those changes I followed the recipe exactly. Next time I will mix the semisweet chocolate chips in so that there can be gooey chocolate bits throughout. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2014
Made these this afternoon for a potluck and they were devoured! I forgot to add the chocolate chips on top but that didn't matter. For the powdered sugar I put about 1/4 cup in a strainer then tapped the strainer over the brownies to make a nice topping. Due to allergies I left out the nuts. They weren't gooey at all and they're more of a cake-like texture. The kids want me to make them again tomorrow! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2016
I've made these brownies many times in the past 10 years. I usually substitute Young's Double Chocolate Stout for the Guinness to "up" the chocolate level. I even made these as an entry for a local chocolate festival contest and had many customers tell me they voted for me because they loved these brownies so much. Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2014
WOW these are AWESOME!!!!!! I omitted the nuts and stirred the chocolate chips right into the batter (I used mini choco chips). Fudgy moist rich and just plain delicious...I will def be making these again and again YUM YUM YUM!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
03/21/2014
This recipe is so quick and easy! The brownies came out great! They are very rich and moist. I made a few changes due to lack of ingredients such as: using milk instead of beer using walnuts instead of pecans microwaving the butter and chocolate mixture and not adding chocolate chips on top. I had to bake it for around 45-50 minutes instead but it tastes absolutely divine! Read More
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2014
They were perfect! I added half a bag of Heathbar Crunch but didn't notice them that much. I used a 9x9 pan. They were very thick and took longer to cook but were delicious. I also butter my pans and use white sugar to dusk instead of flour. It gives a sweeter crunchier more pleasing result than the taste of flour. They were more of a cake than a fudgier brownie but he loved them and they were for him. They are very rich with the additional chocolate chips on top. Again I would do them without it but "he" prefers them this way. It is nice to make something that comes out exactly as you had hoped. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
03/09/2013
Super sweet super rich fudgy brownies! The chocolate seems strong enough that the beer taste doesn't show up as strong as thought it might. When nothing but a chocolate fix will do these are definitely the thing to serve! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
12/25/2014
These were great. I replaced 1/2 cup of the morsels with the new cherry filled morsels and it made the brownies have a Black Forest flavor well loved by the recipients. Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
02/11/2016
It was OK. The texture was too "cakey" and besides the actual chocolate chip topping the brownies were not very sweet to the point of being bland Read More
(3)
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