Scrumptious Irish Brownies: A Perfect Dessert Recipe

Are you a fan of traditional brownies, but also have a penchant for Irish desserts? If so, I have the perfect recipe for you. Introducing my Irish Brownies recipe – a decadent and indulgent treat that combines the classic chocolatey goodness of brownies with the rich and creamy taste of Irish cream liqueur.

These brownies are the ideal dessert for any occasion, whether it’s a St. Patrick’s Day celebration or simply a cozy night in with loved ones. They boast a soft and chewy texture, perfectly complemented by the subtle yet distinct flavor of Irish cream. With every bite, you’ll experience a delectable blend of deep cocoa notes and velvety smooth liqueur.

Not only are these brownies mouthwatering, they’re also incredibly easy to make. By following the simple steps outlined in this recipe, you can whip up a batch of these heavenly treats in no time. So why settle for plain old brownies when you can go Irish? Trust me, once you try this recipe, it’ll quickly become your go-to dessert choice.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Irish Brownies
Irish Brownies

Listen up, dessert lovers! I have got a recipe that will blow your taste buds away – Irish Brownies featuring Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur. These rich and creamy brownies are unlike any other chocolatey treat you’ve ever had before. Here are just a few reasons why you’re going to love making this recipe:

First of all, the star ingredient – Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur – adds a luscious and decadent flavor to the brownies that is sure to impress your friends and family. The creamy texture of the liqueur takes these brownies from good to great in just one bite. Trust me; your palette will thank you.

Secondly, these brownies offer something new and exciting. Sure, traditional brownies are tasty, but wouldn’t you like to mix it up every once in a while? With this recipe, you can indulge in deliciously moist brownies with an added layer of delightful Bailey’s Irish Cream flavor.

Thirdly, Irish Cream Brownies are perfect for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations or any other Irish-themed parties. Whether it’s green decorations, shamrocks or leprechauns, nothing screams “Go green” more than some go Irish cream.

Lastly, these heavenly treats are incredibly easy to make. Even if you’re not much of a baker, this recipe can easily be whipped up with common ingredients found in most kitchens. No need to rush out to the supermarket for any fancy or expensive ingredients.

In conclusion, there are so many reasons why you should try this recipe: the irresistible taste of Bailey’s liqueur mixed in with an amazing chocolatey sensation, the novelty factor that sets it apart from regular brownies and finally its versatility for parties and holidays. Now that I have you convinced, it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get started on making the best Irish Brownie ever!

Ingredient List

 A gooey, chocolatey mess you won't regret
A gooey, chocolatey mess you won’t regret

Before we move on to the recipe, let’s prepare the ingredients for our Irish Brownies. Gather these following ingredients to start making the best brownies with an Irish twist!

Dry Ingredients:

  • 1 box of brownie mix
  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 2/3 cups of unsweetened cocoa powder

Wet Ingredients:

  • 2 cups of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of Irish cream liqueur, such as Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips

So, make sure you have everything ready before starting. Now your taste buds must be watering, as we move forward into the steps for making these heavenly Irish Brownies!

The Recipe How-To

 These Irish brownies are a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow
These Irish brownies are a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow

Now that you have gathered all the necessary ingredients, it’s time to put them together!

Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Firstly, preheat your oven to 350°F (177°C). This will ensure that your brownies cook evenly from start to finish.

Step 2: Melt Chocolate and Butter

In a saucepan over medium heat, melt 2 cups of chocolate chips and 1/2 cup of butter together until they become smooth.

Step 3: Mix Dry Ingredients

In another mixing bowl, whisk together 1 and 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour, 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Step 4: Mix Wet Ingredients

In a separate mixing bowl, beat together 2 eggs and 1 cup granulated sugar with a hand mixer until light and airy. Add in the melted chocolate-butter mixture and mix well. Then stir in 1/2 cup Irish cream liqueur, such as Baileys, and 1 tsp vanilla extract.

Step 5: Combine Dry and Wet Ingredients

Gradually add the dry mixture into the wet mixture while stirring with a wooden spoon until you have an even batter.

Step 6: Bake the Brownies

Pour this batter into a prepared pan, lined with parchment paper or greased with butter. Bake in the preheated oven for around 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 7: Let Cool and Cut

Remove from the oven, let it cool on a wire rack for about fifteen minutes before removing it from the pan. Cut into desired portion sizes before serving.

Now go ahead, get ready to indulge yourself in these rich, gooey Irish cream brownies.

Substitutions and Variations

 Have a slice of happiness with every bite
Have a slice of happiness with every bite

As with any recipe, there are always substitutions and variations to make it your own. If you’re looking for some creative ways to put your spin on this Irish brownie recipe, here are a few ideas to get you started.

Instead of Baileys Irish Cream liqueur, try using another cream liqueur such as Kahlua or Godiva Chocolate Liqueur. This will give your brownies a different flavor profile while still maintaining the same richness and creaminess.

For a twist on the classic brownie, you can add in some chopped nuts such as pecans or walnuts. This will add a bit of crunch and texture to the brownie and make it even more decadent.

If you prefer a more cake-like brownie, try using a brownie mix instead of making the batter from scratch. Simply follow the instructions on the box and add in some Baileys Irish Cream liqueur for an extra kick of flavor.

For those who love cheesecake, try making cheesecake brownies by swirling in some cream cheese into the batter before baking. This will create a rich and creamy layer that pairs perfectly with the chocolate and Baileys Irish Cream.

If you want to go all out with the Irish theme, why not make Irish coffee brownies? Simply add in some espresso powder or strong brewed coffee, along with a splash of Irish whiskey to the batter. This will give your brownies a boozy kick that’s perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or any other occasion that calls for an indulgent dessert.

No matter what variation you choose, just remember to have fun and experiment with different flavors until you find your perfect combination.

Serving and Pairing

 You won't need the luck of the Irish to bake these easy brownies
You won’t need the luck of the Irish to bake these easy brownies

Now that your Irish Cream Brownies are ready, it’s the perfect time to think about serving and pairing ideas. These decadent desserts have a rich and chocolatey taste with a subtle kick of Irish cream liqueur, making them an ideal treat for any occasion.

For the ultimate indulgence, serve them warm and top with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream. The coolness of the ice cream will balance out the warmth of the brownies, creating an irresistible mouthwatering interaction.

Irish Cream Brownies are also great by themselves or paired with a hot cup of coffee or tea. The aroma and flavor of freshly brewed coffee or tea complement the complex flavors in these brownies perfectly. For an even more authentic experience, whip up some Irish coffee to accompany your brownies.

Another creative option is to experiment with different toppings and mix-ins. Try adding chopped nuts, sprinkles, or a drizzle of chocolate sauce to take things up a notch.

Irish Cream Brownies make an excellent dessert for special occasions such as St. Patrick’s Day and are guaranteed to impress your guests. They also make a great gift when boxed in our favorite quirky wrapping. Trust me; you can’t go wrong with these scrumptious treats!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Enjoy this sweet treat with a warm cup of tea or coffee
Enjoy this sweet treat with a warm cup of tea or coffee

Making ahead and storing brownies are easy as pie, even for a beginner baker. One advantage of brownies is that they don’t dry out quickly, so you can still enjoy them for days. You can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2-3 days.

If you want to make ahead and store the brownies, it’s best to refrigerate them. Wrap the cooled brownies tightly with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and keep them in the refrigerator for up to a week. Freezing is also an option. To freeze the brownies, wrap them individually in plastic wrap and then place them in a freezer bag. Freeze for up to three months.

Reheating the frozen or refrigerated Irish Brownies is an absolute pleasure. Brownies taste amazing when they’re warmed up that little bit more, especially when eaten with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top! Preheat your oven to 350°F. Remove the plastic wrap or aluminum foil and place your Irish Brownies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Heat them in the oven for about 10-12 minutes until warm and gooey to perfection. Serve hot with whipped cream or ice cream.

If you prefer your Irish Brownies slightly crispy on top, you can zap them in the microwave for 10 seconds intervals until warmed through. But take care using this method, as overdoing it will result in soggy brownies! But whether reheated in the oven or microwave, these fluffy, rich and chocolatey treats will make everyone go back for seconds.

Tips for Perfect Results

 Sink your teeth into the fudgy texture of these heavenly brownies
Sink your teeth into the fudgy texture of these heavenly brownies

As a chef specializing in British cuisine, I understand the importance of perfecting recipes. Below are some tips to ensure that your Irish Cream Brownies turn out just right.

Firstly, be sure to use high-quality ingredients. This can make all the difference in the taste and texture of your brownies.

Using unsalted butter instead of margarine will give your brownies a richer flavor, while using Baileys Irish Cream instead of a different brand can elevate the taste.

Secondly, allow your ingredients to come to room temperature before mixing them together. If eggs and butter are too cold, they won’t mix well together and will result in dry, crumbly brownies.

Thirdly, don’t overmix the batter as this can also result in dry brownies. Only stir the ingredients until they are just combined.

Fourthly, don’t overbake the brownies. Keep an eye on them as they reach the end of their baking time as every oven varies in temperature. Overbaking will result in dry, cake-like brownies rather than fudgy ones.

Finally, let your brownies cool completely before slicing them. Brownies that are too warm will fall apart easily, leading to messy and unappetizing slices.

By following these tips, you’ll be able to create drool-worthy Irish Cream Brownies that perfectly balance rich chocolate flavor with creamy Baileys Irish Cream liqueur!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, if you’re looking for a decadent and irresistible dessert to indulge in, look no further than these Irish Brownies. With the perfect balance of sweet and boozy flavors, these brownies are sure to be a hit at any occasion or gathering. Whether it’s St. Patrick’s Day or any day of the year, these brownies are a perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth with a fun Irish twist.

But don’t just take my word for it – try making them yourself! With easy-to-follow instructions and substitutions available, there’s no reason not to give these brownies a shot. So go ahead and gather your ingredients, preheat that oven, and get ready to indulge in some seriously delicious Irish Cream Brownies. Trust me, your taste buds will thank you for it!

Irish Brownies

Irish Brownies Recipe

These super rich amazing brownies are adapted from a recipe from O'Conaills - an irish chocolatier. I received the chocolate from a friend, I don't think you can purchase it in the states. So use a good quality chocolate. I put the original irish ingredients in parentheses after the converted version.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Irish
Keyword < 60 Mins, Cookie and Brownie, Dessert, Easy, European, For Large Groups
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 1 brownie
Calories 197.9kcal


  • 2 1/2 cups granulated sugar (500 g Caster sugar)
  • 3 large eggs (5 medium eggs)
  • 14 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (100 g O'Conaill's cocoa)
  • 7/8 cup all-purpose flour (125 g)
  • 1 cup butter, 2 sticks (250 g)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips (50 g, I round up!)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. (180 ) and grease 9 by 13 inch baking pan.
  • Sift together the flour and cocoa, set aside.
  • Melt the butter until liquid.
  • In large bowl, whisk together the sugar and eggs to a pale cream color.
  • Stir in the sifted dry ingredients until mixed.
  • Add the melted butter and gently stir inches.
  • Add the chocolate chips and fold inches.
  • Turn into the baking pan, smooth surface and bake 32 minutes. (original recipe says 35-45 minutes, I always underbake a bit to get that moist fudgy texture).
  • Let cool and cut into squares.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 47g | Calories: 197.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 28.4g | Protein: 2.1g | Fat: 9.8g | Saturated Fat: 5.9g | Cholesterol: 43.6mg | Sodium: 77.8mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 22.8g

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