Guinness and Chocolate. Talk about a flavor match made in Gastronomic Heaven!

I had a recipe for a Guinness Chocolate Cake years ago that I have sadly lost, but here’s something that can ease the pain a bit – Guinness Brownies!

I found a brownie recipe online quite a while ago that had potential but wasn’t quite it, so I put a note in my calendar to revisit it for St Paddy’s Day. I thought it would be something fun to bring into work…

It was something fun to bring into work!

Since I was baking for more than a few, I made this in an 11 x 17 half-sheet pan, but you will probably want to make it in a standard 9×13 pan…

Guinness Brownies

The Brownies

  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 8 oz semi-sweet or dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 12 oz bottle Guinness
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Caramel Topping

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp cane syrup (or corn syrup)
  • pinch salt
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips

To make brownies:

Preheat oven to 350°.

Grease 9×13 pan and set aside.

In a medium bowl, slowly melt chocolate and butter over simmering water or microwave. Blend together until smooth. Add both sugars and mix until fully incorporated. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well before adding the next.

Sift together flour, chocolate, and salt. Add in three additions alternating with the Guinness.

Stir in the chocolate chips and spread evenly into pan.

Bake 25-30 minutes or until pick comes out clean.

Let cool slightly while making topping.

To make topping:

Mix butter, brown sugar, cane/corn syrup, and salt in a small saucepan until all is melted. Stir in sweetened condensed milk and heat to just below boil. Remove from g=heat and stir in white chocolate chips until melted and everything is combined.

Pour over warm brownies and allow to set for about an hour. For best results, refrigerate overnight.

**To make in a sheet pan, follow the above instructions but spread batter into pan and bake about 15 minutes.

These really did come out good. You definitely taste the Guinness, but it’s a pleasing compliment to the chocolate. I see a tradition in the making…