Diva Tasting: Holiday Brownies…

Stout Beer Brownies

Delicate, dark, rich, and tempting brownies. Made with what you would not expect: Guinness® beer. A true treat.


Cooking Spray With Flour

1 Cup All-Purpose Flour

¾ Cup Dark Cocoa Powder

¼ Teaspoon Salt

8 Ounces Bittersweet Chocolate (Such As Ghirardelli®), Chopped

1 Cup Chocolate Chips (Such As Ghirardelli®)

6 Tablespoons Butter At Room Temperature, Cut Into Cubes

1 Cup White Sugar

4 Eggs, Room Temperature

1 ¼ Cups Irish Stout Beer (Such As Guinness® Extra Stout), Room Temperature And Foam Skimmed Off

1 Cup Chopped Pecans (Optional)

1 Cup Semisweet Chocolate Chips

1 Tablespoon Sifted Confectioners’ Sugar, Or As Needed


Step 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.

Step 2 Whisk flour, cocoa powder, and salt together in a bowl.

Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 5 Pour batter into the prepared baking dish; sprinkle semisweet chocolate chips over batter.

Step 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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