Guinness Brownies



  • 1 cup Irish stout beer (such as Guinness)
  • 2 cups (1 lb.) unsalted butter
  • 24 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 6 ounces unsweetened chocolate baking bar, chopped
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups (about 5 3/8 oz.) all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt


How to Make It

Step 1

Prepare the Brownies: Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a 9- x 13-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, allowing ends of foil to extend 2 to 3 inches beyond edges of the pan. Lightly coat foil with cooking spray.

Step 2

Pour beer in a medium saucepan over medium-high; let simmer until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 15 minutes. Whisk in butter, semisweet chocolate, and unsweetened chocolate until melted and mixture is smooth. Let cool 20 minutes.

Step 3

Whisk together sugar, eggs, and vanilla in a large bowl. Stir in cooled chocolate mixture until combined, and set aside.

Step 4

Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Gradually stir flour mixture into chocolate mixture, and pour into prepared baking pan.

Step 5

Bake in preheated oven until a toothpick comes out clean, 35 to 40 minutes, being careful not to over-bake. Allow brownies to cool completely on a rack, about 2 hours. (Brownies can be refrigerated overnight and frosted the next day.)