Dark Guinness® Brownies Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Dark Guinness(R) Brownies Recipe

Dark Guinness® Brownies

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

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Original recipe makes 1 9x13-inch pan Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    25 mins

    1 hr 25 mins


  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.
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Mar 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!!!

Mar 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!


18 Ratings

Mar 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.

Mar 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!

Dec 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.

Aug 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. :)

Mar 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!

Mar 18, 2015

Superb - and a lovely trick to turn for St. Pat's! I had concerns putting that pan in the oven; the batter is quite "loose"; but the eggs did their job. I might substitute a merlot instead sometime...


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  • Calories
  • 236 kcal
  • 12%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.9 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 40 mg
  • 13%
  • Fat
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 2.4 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 64 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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