Happy St Patrick's Day! In honor of this special day of corned beef, cabbage, and green beer, we're bringing you something sweet and delicious - Peanut Butter Swirled Guinness Brownies! We don't make a ton of sweets around these parts, but when we do, we go big.
We served these brownies up sundae style with some delicious homemade vanilla ice cream. This recipe was adapted from Brown Eyed Baker's Peanut Butter Brownies and Patent and the Pantry's Guinness Brownies.
Making the Dessert
What You'll Need
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
8 ounces dark bittersweet chocolate
8 ounces unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
2 bottles guinness beer, reduced to 1 1/4 cups
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For the Peanut Butter Swirl
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter the sides and bottom of a 9×13-inch glass or light-colored baking pan.
Put the chocolate and butter in a saucepan over very low heat, stirring occasionally, until the chocolate and butter are completely melted and smooth. Turn off the heat and add the sugars. Whisk until completely combined.
Next make the peanut butter swirl by simply mixing together all of the peanut butter swirl ingredients. Then place dollops of the peanut butter mixture all over the top of the brownie batter. Using a butter knife, swirl the chocolate and peanut butter, using a knife to incorporate the peanut butter mixture into a nice design across the Guinness brownie batter.
If you're feeling really decadent, do what we did and serve it with some vanilla ice cream, whip cream, and hot fudge. You'll be glad you did!
These brownies will certainly not disappoint. They're not overwhelmingly "beery" - just a simple hint of that nice dark Guinness flavor. The peanut butter swirl on top is a delight, and gives it a rich, salty sweet contrast to the deep chocolate flavor of the Guinness brownies.
What are you doing today for St. Patrick's day? Did you make anything special for the occasion? Let us know in the comments!
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