Dark Guinness® Brownies


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

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
1 9x13-inch pan


  • cooking spray with flour

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • ¾ cup dark cocoa powder (such as Hershey's® Special Dark)

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate (such as Ghirardelli®), chopped

  • ¾ cup white chocolate chips (such as Ghirardelli®)

  • 6 tablespoons butter at room temperature, cut into cubes

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 4 eggs, room temperature

  • 1 ¼ cups Irish stout beer (such as Guinness® Extra Stout), room temperature and foam skimmed off

  • ½ cup chopped pecans (Optional)

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (such as Nestle® Toll House®)

  • 1 tablespoon sifted confectioners' sugar, or as needed


  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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

  6. 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 (per serving)

236 Calories
13g Fat
28g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 236
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 28g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 20g
Protein 4g
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 130mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.