Guinness Brownie Muffins
For a unique St. Patrick's Day dessert recipe, try these Guinness Brownie Muffins. It may sound strange to put Guinness beer in a dessert, but the bitter, malty flavor complements the chocolate — and makes this a true St. Paddy's Day treat.
FOR THE BROWNIES, REDUCE:
FOR THE GANACHE, MELT:
Test Kitchen Tip
To make sure you have enough chocolate chips for the recipe, grab two 12-oz. bags or one large bag.
Preheat oven to 350°. Line a muffin pan with liners.
For the brownies, reduce Guinness in a saucepan over medium-high heat to ½ cup, about 10 minutes; let cool to room temperature.
Melt butter and 2 cups chocolate chips in a double boiler; stir in ¼ cup reduced Guinness, then cool slightly.
Whisk eggs, sugar, and vanilla into melted chocolate mixture.
Combine flour, cocoa, espresso powder, and salt; fold into chocolate mixture just until incorporated, then stir in ¾ cup chocolate chips.
Scoop batter (about ⅓ cup) into prepared liners. Bake brownies until tops crack and a toothpick inserted into centers comes out with only a few crumbs, about 35 minutes. Turn brownies onto a rack; let cool.
For the ganache, melt chocolate chips and butter in a double boiler; stir in remaining 1/4 cup reduced Guinness.
Drizzle ganache over top of brownies.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 31g 47%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Carbs 61g 20%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.