Cora & Pate's Guinness Brownies

We think that fudgey chocolate brownies infused with Guinness are the perfect St. Patty's Day dessert.  They are O'-so-delicious!  

Guinness Brownies with Chocolate Ganache - Upstate Ramblings


  • 1 cup Guinness Extra Stout
  • 10 T. (1 1/4 sticks butter) 
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 T. unsweetened cocoa 
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1/4 t. cinnamon
  • 2 t. vanilla
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 2/3 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • Powder sugar for dusting


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place the Guinness in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cook until reduced by half.  Stir the butter into the Guinness.  Add the sugar and whisk until dissolved.  Add the cocoa. salt and cinnamon.  Whisk until smooth. Remove from heat and cool slightly.  Stir in the vanilla and eggs. Add the flour and stir until smooth. Add the pecans, if desired. Combine.  Pour the batter into a greased 8x8 baking pan.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Cool.  Dust with powdered sugar.  Cut into squares.