Dark Guinness Brownies

Dark Guinness® Brownies

Dark Guinness(R) Brownies

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Recipe By:J. Evans
“Delicate, dark, rich, and tempting brownies that no one can resist are made with what you would not expect: Guinness(R) beer. Oh so good.”


  • cooking spray with flour
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup dark cocoa powder (such as Hershey’s(R) Special Dark)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate (such as Ghirardelli(R)), chopped
  • 3/4 cup white chocolate chips (such as Ghirardelli(R))
  • 6 tablespoons butter at room temperature, cut into cubes
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cups Irish stout beer (such as Guinness(R) Extra Stout), room temperature and foam skimmed off
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips (such as Nestle(R) Toll House(R))
  • 1 tablespoon sifted confectioners’ sugar, or as needed


  1. Place oven rack in the center position. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Spray a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk flour, cocoa powder, and salt together in a bowl.
  3. Melt bittersweet chocolate, white chocolate chips, and butter in the top of a double boiler over simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching. Remove from heat.
  4. Beat white sugar and eggs together in a large bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Slowly add melted chocolate mixture and beat until just combined. Add flour mixture, 2 to 3 tablespoons at a time, until just combined. Whisk in beer until batter is thin; fold in pecans.
  5. Pour batter into the prepared baking dish; sprinkle semisweet chocolate chips over batter.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of the brownies comes out with moist crumbs, 25 to 30 minutes. Cool to room temperature; dust top with confectioners’ sugar.

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