Irish Cream Boozy Brownies
Cuisine: Irish
Author: Epicurus.com Kitchens
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 60 mins
Total time: 1 hour 10 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 Cups (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 2 1/2 Cups granulated sugar
  • 1 3/4 Cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup or 1 milk chocolate bar cut into chunks
  • 1/2 Cup or 1 dark chocolate bar cut into chunks
  • Optional: 1/4 Cup Baileys Irish Cream (see Notes)
Baileys Irish Cream Buttercream Frosting
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 Cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 Cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Baileys Irish cream liqueur
Chocolate Slivers
  • 1/2 Cup or 1 milk chocolate bar cut into chunks
  • 1/2 Cup or 1 dark chocolate bar cut into chunks
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F, and spray a 9 by 9-inch pan with non-stick spray. Line with parchment so sides go up the sides of the pan.
  2. In a microwavable bowl, melt the butter, sugar, cocoa, and salt in the microwave in one-minute increments, stirring until butter is melted and warm, not hot.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, stirring after each addition.
  4. Stir in the flour, mix, then stir in the vanilla and chocolate chunks until incorporated.
  5. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, and bake for 45 to 60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, with few crumbs adhering.
  6. Brownies should cool in the pan.
  7. Make frosting while brownies are cooling,
Baileys Irish Cream Buttercream Frosting
  1. Using a mixer, mix the cream cheese and butter together and mix on medium speed until smooth. Add the powdered sugar a cup at a time and then increase speed to medium-high and beat for one or two minutes, or until creamy and fluffy.
  2. Stir in the Irish cream and mix.
  3. Frost brownies, add chocolate slivers and place in fridge, then remove by sliding knife down the sides of brownies and pull up the parchment paper and place brownies on cutting board.
Notes
Optional: When the brownies are done, using a toothpick or fork, poke holes into the brownies and brush 1/4 cup of Baileys Irish Cream to the top of the brownies right after they come out of the oven so it can soak into the brownies.

Frost brownies as directed above.
Recipe by Epicurus.com Recipes at https://www.epicurus.com/food/recipes/irish-cream-boozy-brownies/47931/