I was looking for a sweet & quick treat to send to my husband’s office for St. Paddy’s Day and found a recipe on Pinterest, here. Inspired the drink concocted with a shot of Irish Cream & Irish Whiskey dropped into a pint of Guinness.
Using my favorite brownie mix in the box, Ghirardelli. Bake according to the box directions, only substituting room temperature Guinness (1/3 cup) for the amount of water (1/4 cup) called for on the box.
The Guinness enhances the chocolate flavor, much like adding coffee to chocolate.
Bake in a mini muffin tin~ at 325 degrees for about 15 minutes.
Mix 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar with 1 tablespoon, each of Irish whiskey (I used Jameson), Bailey’s Irish Cream & water.
Add green food coloring if you like and drizzle mixture over brownies once they’re cooled enough to remove from the muffin tin.
A fun, wee Irish Brownie Bite, not overly boozy, the Bailey’s & whiskey adds just a hint of flavor.
The luck of the Irish was not with me when I baked my first batch of the Dark Chocolate mix of these brownies.
They are foolproof unless you’re interrupted to chase dogs that escape off the porch when the door blows open. . .
Edible but soft, and not firm enough to pop out of the mini muffin tin.
I like the chewy, fudgy brownie parts~ my husband is the edge eater which explains why we’re still married :)
I had another box in the pantry of Double Chocolate mix stashed for my husband’s fishing trip in two weeks.
I bet you didn’t know that a pan of Ghirardelli Brownies is as necessary for a fishing trip as bait & tackle :)
So I salvaged the bombed brownies with a mini trifle.
And mixed Pillsbury Cream Cheese frosting with a tablespoon of Bailey’s, Jameson’s and green food coloring.
Layer the brownie with frosting, eat & enjoy!
“What butter and whiskey will not cure, there is no cure for.” ~Irish Proverb
Wishing you the Luck of the Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!