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Irish Cream Brownies Recipe

Irish Cream Brownies

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"These brownies look impressive, but are very easy to make. You may substitute Kahlua® for Irish Cream, if desired. They always disappear quickly at potlucks!"

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Original recipe makes 24 brownies Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr 20 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. Stir together the brownie mix, the 1/2 cup Irish cream liqueur, vegetable oil, and eggs. Spread in the prepared pan.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the top is dry and the edges have started to pull away from the sides of the pan, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven to cool completely on a wire rack.
  4. Place the milk, 2 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur, and coffee in a small, microwave safe bowl. Microwave on High until the mixture boils. Set aside to cool completely.
  5. Beat the butter and confectioners' sugar with an electric mixer in a bowl until smooth. Add the vanilla extract and the cooled Irish cream mixture, and beat well. Spread evenly over the cooled brownies. Sprinkle evenly with the toffee bits.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 06, 2009

What a great way to dress up an ordinary boxed brownie mix. I've made something similar in the past, only I'd make a Chocolate Irish Cream Frosting and while I do think it's good, I have to say this frosting is better! Nice contrast between the light frosting and the dark chocolate brownie. It is a lovely frosting, buttery, fluffy and with just a hint of the Irish cream. I also like the idea of the sprinkling of toffee bits, for which I used crushed Heath bars instead. This is, overall, creative and delicious but the frosting, in particular, shines. I plan to remember this one and use it to frost a layer cake in the future!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 16, 2012

I gave this 1 star, not because they tasted bad, but because it doesn't deliver the Irish creme flavor at all. I made my own brownies that everyone loves instead of a box mix, but added the Irish creme liquor. Then made the frosting exactly as you are supposed to, but just tasted like regular buttercream. I even added extra Irish creme, but still nothing. I won't be trying these again.


95 Ratings

Oct 05, 2009

These brownies are spectacular! I often find brownies with frosting too overwhelmingly sweet, but this frosting is a superb complement to the fudgy brownie. It is light, fluffy and perfectly flavored with just the right amount of Irish Cream and coffee. I used a Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie mix but the frosting was the star. I cannot wait to wow my brownie loving friends with this recipe!

Jun 01, 2010

These were very good! The frosting is very sweet, but has a good Irish Cream flavor. Next time I will make half the frosting because you only need to skim the top of the brownies to enjoy the taste of the frosting as using the full amount was too sweet for me. I also substituted Kahlua for the brewed coffee in the frosting. After I brought the Irish Cream liquor, milk, and Kahlua to a boil in my microwave, I put in fridge to cool and thicken. I did not have a problem with runny frosting at all. It was the perfect consistency. I used a potato peeler and a Hershey bar to make chocolate curls on top. Will make again and again!!

Jun 24, 2009

Awesome brownies! I made these for Father's Day and everyone loved them. My dad said they were the best brownies he's ever had, and my 9 year old nephew really liked them too. I kept to the recipe and they turned out great. Thanks for this one!

Mar 17, 2010

I chose to make these for St. Patrick's Day. They taste alright but for any other day of the year I'll stick with regular brownies. I'm not crazy about the frosting and feel it might be better by adding cream cheese. For the top I melted 1 oz. semi-sweet chips with 1 teaspoon of shortening, put in a sandwich bag, snipped off a corner and drizzled.

Apr 20, 2010

These brownies are different from the norm. Definitely a special occasion brownie. They were easy to make, but just a heads up - the frosting/topping is very runny. It needs to set up in the fridge before being cut.

Dec 28, 2011

mmm, these are good! I compared the directions for this to those on the brownie box and made some changes. I used only 1 egg, 1/4 cup veg oil and then still a 1/2 cup of the baileys. The first time I made these I used the suggested 9X13 and found the brownies to be too flat. They were in for the recommended 30 min and the texture was off. So next time I did a 9X9 pan and only had them in for 25 min. Much better! With the smaller pan size I also only needed half as much frosting. In the frosting I reduced the sugar by half.


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  • Calories
  • 276 kcal
  • 14%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 34.4 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol
  • 30 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 14.2 g
  • 22%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 130 mg
  • 5%

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

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