Boozy Irish Brownies have a fudgy chocolate layer that is topped with a whiskey and Irish cream white chocolate ganache. YUM!
The word decadent was invented for these Boozy Irish Brownies! I love them because they are easy to make and made from scratch, so anytime I have a craving I can easily whip up a batch of these delicious treats! Because sometimes you just NEED brownies, right?
My stepfather loves Baileys Irish Cream. Almost as much as Kevin and I do. So many a Christmas we’ve exchanged bottles of Baileys. You want to guess how long it takes to crack open those bottles and pour some Irish cream into coffee? 10, 9, 8, 7… I guarantee you someone is running for the coffee maker.
Baileys is a good Sunday morning type of drink but in the evenings I’d rather reach for a bottle of Jameson Whiskey to make an Irish Coffee. You can bet I’ll be enjoying one today for St. Patrick’s Day along with one of these Boozy Irish Brownies! These brownies contain both whiskey and Irish cream, because I’m feeling a wee bit Irish today 🙂
Happy St. Patricks Day to all my awesome readers.
- 1 vanilla bean
- 9 Tb salted butter
- 1 cups ¼ turbinado sugar
- cup ¼ Irish whiskey
- cup ¾ plus 2 TB unsweetened cocoa powder
- 2 eggs cold
- cup ½ flour
- 3 TB turbinado sugar
- 1 TB salted butter
- cup ¼ heavy cream
- pinch of salt
- 1 TB Bailey’s Irish Cream
- 2 TB Jameson Irish Whiskey
- 8 oz white chocolate chopped
Preheat oven to 325F and line an 8 or 9 inch square pan with parchment paper.
Slice the vanilla bean and scrape the seeds out.
Place both the seeds and the pod in a medium sized dutch oven.
Add the butter and sugar and turn heat to medium.
Melt butter and sugar, stirring often.
Once sugar is melted, remove vanilla pod.
Add cocoa powder and whiskey and stir to combine.
Turn heat off and let mixture cool a minute or so.
Add eggs one at a time, stirring well with each addition.
Finally, add in the flour and stir until flour is completely incorporated.
Pour batter into prepared pan.
Bake for 20-25 minutes.
Brownies are down when you can touch the top of the brownie and it springs back and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out mostly clean.
While brownies are cooling, combine sugar, butter, heavy cream and salt in a small pan.
Bring mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring often.
Let mixture boil until the sugar melts and the color deepens, about 2-3 minutes.
Add liquors and stir.
Remove from heat and slowly add white chocolate, stirring vigorously.
Once chocolate is melted, pour ganache over warm (not hot) brownies and spread with an offset spatula.
Place brownies in the refrigerator to harden ganache.
Once ganache has set, slice and serve brownies.
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