Indulge in heavenly Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownie Buttons

Are you ready to take your dessert game up a notch? Look no further than this mouth-watering recipe for Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownie Buttons! As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I can tell you that this recipe is a sure-fire way to impress your guests and satisfy your sweet tooth.

These bite-sized treats pack a punch of rich chocolate flavor combined with the subtle notes of Irish cream liqueur. The texture is soft and fudgy on the inside with an irresistible crispiness on the outside. These brownie buttons are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day festivities or any special occasion where you want to add a little boozy kick to your dessert spread.

With simple ingredients that you probably already have at home, this recipe is quick and easy to whip up. So, grab your apron and get ready to make the best brownies you’ve ever tasted!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Bailey's Irish Cream Brownie Buttons
Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownie Buttons

Do you have a sweet tooth and a love for irresistible, moist brownies? Then you’ll absolutely love my Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownie Buttons recipe! This recipe takes brownies to a whole new level with the added hint of creamy, boozy goodness that comes with Bailey’s Irish Cream.

One bite of these indulgent brownies will take you straight to dessert heaven. Just imagine the rich, deep chocolatey flavor melting in your mouth, complemented by the underlying notes of vanilla extract and espresso powder. And who can resist the addictive cream cheese frosting with just the right hint of Bailey’s Irish Cream mixed in?

Plus, these Brownie Buttons are perfect for any occasion! Whether you’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day or simply want to treat yourself to something special, these delicious bites are guaranteed to satisfy your sweet cravings. The recipe is easy to follow and can be whipped up in no time, making it a great option for any last-minute baking needs or when unexpected guests drop by.

With the added bonus of being able to make substitutions and variations, you can personalize this dessert however you like best. Plus, they make for a beautiful presentation when served as bite-sized treats at parties or gatherings.

So why wait any longer? Head to your kitchen and try out my Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownie Buttons recipe today! Trust me, your taste buds will thank you for it.

Ingredient List

 Decadent Baileys Irish Cream brownies in bite-sized portions - perfect for sharing!
Decadent Baileys Irish Cream brownies in bite-sized portions – perfect for sharing!

Let’s take a look at the ingredient list of these spectacular Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownie Buttons. To make this recipe, you will need:

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Wet Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup Baileys Irish Cream liqueur
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Frosting Ingredients

  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur

Brownie Cup Ingredients

  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp espresso powder
  • 4 tsp water
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter
  • Low-fat ice cream or whipped cream (optional garnish)

Double-check that you have all the ingredients listed above before starting the recipe. Trust me; there is nothing more frustrating than getting halfway through the recipe and realizing that you are out of one critical ingredient. Remember to always read the recipe entirely before beginning to know which steps require the specific tools and ingredients. Let’s get cooking!

The Recipe How-To

 One button just won't be enough of these indulgent brownie bites.
One button just won’t be enough of these indulgent brownie bites.

Once you have all your ingredients prepared and ready, it’s time to start baking these Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownie Buttons! Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make this tasty treat.

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Before starting the recipe, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). This will ensure that your oven is at the right temperature when it’s time to bake your brownie buttons.

Step 2: Prepare the Brownie Batter

Start by melting 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter in a pot on low heat. Once melted, add in 1 cup of chocolate chips and stir it until fully melted. Then add in 2/3 cup of granulated sugar and mix it well with a whisk. Add in one egg and stir again. Next, add in a pinch of salt, 1 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour. Mix everything together until combined.

Step 3: Add Bailey’s Irish Cream

Now it’s time for the star ingredient- Bailey’s Irish Cream! Add 2 tablespoons of Bailey’s Irish Cream and mix it well into the brownie batter. Pour the mixture into a piping bag or a small spoon for easier placement in the muffin tin.

Step 4: Bake Your Brownie Buttons

To make sure you have bite-sized treats, we’ll be using mini muffin tins rather than traditional ones. Grease the wells with softened butter before pouring in the brownie mix. Place them into the oven for about 10-12 minutes or until the brownie buttons are cooked through.

Step 5: Make the Frosting

While the brownies are baking, you can prepare your frosting. In a bowl, beat together 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter and 4 ounces of cream cheese until smooth. Add in 2 tablespoons of Bailey’s Irish Cream and mix it well. Then, slowly add in 1/4 cup of confectioners’ sugar while whisking.

Step 6: Frost the Brownie Buttons

Once the brownie buttons are out of the oven and completely cooled, it’s time to get frosting. Using a piping bag or simply a spoon, frost your brownie buttons with the Bailey’s cream cheese frosting.

And voila! You now have a batch of delicious Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownie Buttons that are sure to impress anyone you share them with. Enjoy!

Substitutions and Variations

 A match made in heaven: rich chocolate and creamy Baileys Irish Cream.
A match made in heaven: rich chocolate and creamy Baileys Irish Cream.

As a chef, I understand that sometimes certain ingredients may be unavailable or not to your liking. Fear not, there are several substitutions and variations you can try with this Bailey’s Irish Cream brownie buttons recipe.

For the brownie mix, if you prefer a low-carb version or have dietary restrictions, feel free to use a box brownie mix that suits your needs. Additionally, for those who are not a fan of chocolate chips, you can substitute them with chopped nuts such as walnuts or almonds.

For the Bailey’s Irish cream component of the recipe, you can swap it out with another type of Irish cream liqueur or even make your own homemade version using heavy cream, instant coffee, chocolate syrup and vanilla extract.

If you want to add some extra flavor to the recipe, try sprinkling in some espresso powder or substituting it for vanilla extract. You could also add in some powdered sugar to give the brownies an extra sweet kick.

For the cream cheese frosting, you can try using different types of cream cheese such as low-fat, whipped or flavored. You could also experiment with different flavors of Irish cream such as caramel or mint.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try drizzling some chocolate ganache over the top of each brownie button. You could also give some additional flair by adding green-tinted frosting on top to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day.

Overall, don’t be afraid to switch things up and make this recipe your own. The possibilities are endless!

Serving and Pairing

 Simple to make with stunning results: Baileys Irish Cream Brownie Buttons.
Simple to make with stunning results: Baileys Irish Cream Brownie Buttons.

The Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownie Buttons are the perfect bite-sized indulgence to serve after a meal or as part of your St. Patrick’s Day spread. These moist, chocolatey treats have a rich, boozy flavor that is perfectly balanced with the sweetness of the chocolate chips and the creamy tang of the cream cheese frosting.

Serve them on a platter with a dusting of powdered sugar for an elegant presentation, or pile them high in a bowl for a more casual dessert option. For an extra layer of decadence, try drizzling them with a thick and velvety chocolate ganache made with semisweet chocolate and Bailey’s Irish Cream. Trust me, it’s totally worth the extra calories.

Pair your Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownie Buttons with a steaming cup of freshly brewed coffee or an ice-cold glass of milk for maximum enjoyment. A scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side wouldn’t go amiss either – it adds a refreshing note that complements the richness of these brownie buttons perfectly.

These beauties also make great gifts or party favors – simply pack them in small boxes tied up with ribbon and watch as they disappear in seconds. Try making a few batches using different kinds of chocolate chips (white chocolate, dark chocolate, milk chocolate) for an eye-catching display that will delight your guests.

In conclusion, serving and pairing these bad boys is no rocket science – you can’t go wrong with any classic dessert beverage and an open mindset to flavour combinations – just let your imagination run wild!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Chocolate lovers rejoice! These Baileys brownies are definitely worth the calories.
Chocolate lovers rejoice! These Baileys brownies are definitely worth the calories.

Once you’ve baked your irresistible Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownie Buttons, you will want to enjoy them to the fullest. You’ll be pleased to know that they are also easy to prepare ahead of time and store.

Firstly, you can make these brownies 2-3 days in advance and store them at room temperature in an airtight container. This way, you’ll have some scrumptious treats on hand ready to impress any guest.

If you’d like to store the brownies for a longer period, they can also be frozen. Once the brownies have cooled completely wrap them tightly in plastic wrap and place them in an airtight container or a freezer bag. They can be stored in the freezer for up to 1 month. When you’re ready to consume them, just remove them from the freezer and let them thaw at room temperature for a few hours.

Additionally, if you want to reheat your brownies for added warmth, microwave each button at full power for 5-10 seconds only, as they can overcook easily, and nobody wants suet blocks! This will ensure the brownies retain their gooey richness without sacrificing their texture.

Since these Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownie Buttons are best served freshly baked, it is recommended that you refrigerate any leftovers consumed within 24 hours of baking. Just pop them into an airtight container and refrigerate until ready to eat again.

It’s always fantastic when dessert can be made ahead of time so that you can focus on enjoying time with guests rather than worrying about preparing food on the day. These Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownie Buttons are no exception as they are easy to make ahead of time and can be stored perfectly without losing their exquisite flavor.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The only thing better than chocolate is chocolate with a touch of Baileys Irish Cream.
The only thing better than chocolate is chocolate with a touch of Baileys Irish Cream.

Making brownies doesn’t require a lot of fancy equipment or expert techniques, but there are some tips that can help ensure your Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownie Buttons come out perfect every time. Here are my top tips for the best results:

Firstly, be sure to properly measure all your ingredients. When it comes to baking, accuracy is key. Use level cups and spoons when measuring your wet and dry ingredients to prevent over or under-measuring.

Next, avoid over-mixing the batter. Brownie batter should be mixed just until everything is well combined. Over-mixing can cause your brownies to become tough and dense instead of light and tender.

When it comes to baking the brownie buttons, it’s important to preheat your oven before getting started. This ensures even heat distribution throughout the entire baking process. Also, pay attention to the baking time- don’t over bake them!

You must also let the brownie buttons cool down properly before handling or frosting them. Cutting or frosting warm brownies may result in crumbles and uneven frosting application.

Finally, you can use some extra powdered sugar as a decorative topping before serving alongside with some ice cream or whipped cream for an even more enjoyable experience!

Following these tips will guarantee you end up with deliciously chocolatey Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownie Buttons every single time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownie Buttons are a delightful and irresistible dessert that will captivate your taste buds. With this recipe, you’ll be able to create the best brownies possible with the perfect mixture of chocolate chips and Irish cream.

These brownie buttons are not just perfect for every occasion but also easy to make in your kitchen. The recipe has been presented in such a way that everyone, from novices to experienced bakers, can quickly understand and follow it.

So grab your apron and start baking! These brownie buttons will surely become your favorite dessert, and your guests will love them too. Serve them at St. Patrick’s Day or other celebrations, and you’ll impress everyone with their rich chocolate texture and boozy Irish flavor.

Don’t hesitate to experiment with different variations and toppings such as fudge or cream cheese frosting, chocolate ganache or lightly dusted with powdered sugar for an extra touch of sweetness.

In the end, whether you’re a baking pro or new to the world of desserts, the Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownie Buttons recipe will cater to your cravings every time. So go ahead and indulge! You deserve it.

Bailey's Irish Cream Brownie Buttons

Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownie Buttons Recipe

Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 30 Mins, Bars, Christmas, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, For Large Groups, Sweet
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 34 brownie buttons
Calories 117.1kcal


Brownie Buttons

  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon espresso powder
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 tablespoons bailey's irish cream
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons bailey's irish cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; remove pan from heat and stir in chocolate chips and espresso powder until melted and well combined.
  • In a small mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together cream cheese and Bailey's until well combined.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  • In a large mixing bowl, whisk together egg and granulated sugar until well combined.
  • Whisk in melted chocolate mixture and cream cheese mixture until well combined.
  • Stir in flour mixture until just combined; working in batches using a mini ice cream scoop, divide batter into 34 mini muffin liners that are placed on sheet pans.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes or until puffed and set; cool completely.
  • To make the frosting:
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, confectioners' sugar, Bailey's and vanilla extract until well combined and creamy - about 1-2 minutes.
  • Pipe or schmear frosting onto brownie cups.


Serving: 25g | Calories: 117.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.2g | Protein: 1.1g | Fat: 7.6g | Saturated Fat: 4.7g | Cholesterol: 24.3mg | Sodium: 35.7mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 9.3g

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