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Guinness Fudge Brownies

I’ve told you all before I do not have a sweet tooth. But after this weekend I decided I am definitely going to start baking more.  John and I were put in charge of bringing some of the food for the tailgate this weekend and of course his solution was to get a large Chickfila platter and that was it. Now don’t get me wrong I love chicken nuggets like everyone else but these kind of events are my excuse to cook lots of things that I don’t get to on a regular basis. Normally if we were watching the game at our house I would make my crock pot queso but since I knew we would be outside I went for my sister in law’s black bean, corn, & feta dip, and some chips and salsa.  I also had an itch to bake something sweet so originally I thought I should do something easy like brownies. I did a little bit of research on how to take the average brownie a step further. I looked in our fridge and the first thing I saw was Guinness and I went to work! The Guinness added a creaminess that I did not expect from a beer. Next time the only thing I might try out is adding the extra stout Guinness for a more distinct beer taste. So try these out then enjoy the rest of this Irish brew left from the bottle while waiting for these delightful brownies to come out of the oven!

 

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Note: I recommend cooling for 20 minutes or so at room temperature before slicing into them. And if you can hold off even longer before biting into one, since these brownies are more on the fudge side, I put in my fridge for an hour to harden a little more to make it easier to cut. I suggest using a plastic knife.
P.S. These were a huge hit at the Purdue vs Notre Dame tailgate we went to and even convinced me to start baking some more. Good thing John has a sweet tooth!

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Sophia

Wednesday 6th of February 2013

Do you have a Facebook page for your blog?

Lauren

Thursday 7th of February 2013

No I don't. I think I am going to create one after I finish redesigning the new site.

Sophia

Wednesday 6th of February 2013

Wow real melted chocolate and guinness! YUMMMM! I may try these but lighten the recipe somehow, LOL. That is my thing, decadent food that is healthier for you! Thanks for bringing Guinness Brownies into my life! HEHE!

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