"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!" — KimW
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1 (20 ounce) package
Irish cream liqueur
Irish cream liqueur
toffee baking bits (such as Heath Bits 'O Brickle®)
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!
Meh. Made these for St. Paddy's Day. The frosting is the best part, but by no means would I consider it the "star" of the show (it's good, but not "stellar-out of this world-good"). The brownie part tastes just like that - a basic, fudgy brownie (I used Pillsbury fudge brownie mix). The Bailey's added nothing to the brownie itself and was a total waste of an expensive ingredient, IMHO. I could detect the slightest Irish cream taste in the frosting. It wasn't overpowering in the least and complemented the brownie nicely. NOTE: If you do not have brewed coffee to add to the frosting (like me), Kahlua works fine. My only other change was omitting the toffee chips. I didn't have any and they seemed out of place anyways. After having tried many frosted brownie recipes, I've come to the conclusion that I prefer mine plain. Basic brownies are delicious as is. They need no enhancements to make them better. My hubs and I agree that when the craving strikes, we'll stick with what works best. Thanks anyways, Kim! :-)
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!
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!!
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!
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.
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.
Top Notch! I eliminated the coffee because I didn't have any. Also did not heat up the icing first, just mixed together and it was divine.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Irish Cream Brownies
Serving Size: 1/24 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 24
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 128
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