I mean…I put beer in my brownies. And my frosting.
I’m thinking if you host or attend a St. Paddy’s Day party this year, Beer Brownies with Caramel Beer Frosting is just what the leprechaun ordered.
Believe it or not, these are really, really good. Chocolate and beer just make a good match. Kind of like green and St. Patrick’s Day…they just go together. Buy your favorite bottle of beer (I used a Guinness just to be a little more Irish) and bake away. I’m going to promise you something right now…you’re going to like these so much that you’ll make them not just on St. Paddy’s Day :).
This recipe makes enough for one 9×13 baking dish.
1 box of your favorite brownie mix
2/3 cup vegetable oil
1/4 cup of beer (plus another splash or so for your frosting)
1 teaspoon of cinnamon
1½ cups of chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups of powdered sugar
1/2 a cup of caramel ice cream topping
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Grease (I used Pam) a 9×13 baking dish. Set aside.
In your mixing bowl, beat your brownie mix, vegetable oil, eggs and beer together until just incorporated. Beat in your cinnamon. Stir in your chocolate chips. Pour your batter into your prepared baking dish and bake 28-30 minutes.
Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.
To make the frosting, beat your butter, powdered sugar and one splash of beer together in a mixing bowl. Beat in more beer if it’s too thick or more powdered sugar if it’s too thin. Once it reaches your desired consistency, beat in your caramel.
Frost your cooled bars. When not enjoying, keep refrigerated.
Beer Brownies for St. Paddy’s Day…you gotta love that!