Most of us indulge in a
few a lot of holiday cheer this time of year – including sweets. I’m here to tell you, I’ve found an absolutely over-the-top decadent treat to wow your guests or pack into little tins and give as last minute gifts. As soon as I saw this recipe come across my feed, my mouth started watering and I knew I had to try them for myself. These brownies are topped with a Baileys Irish Cream frosting & ganache. They are creamy, chocolatey, and so rich that a couple bites are all you need to satisfy that sweet tooth. And heres’ the best part. They are so quick and easy, you won’t be using up much of your precious pre-holiday time.
Baileys Irish Cream Brownies
Yield: 40 brownies Prep time: 35 minutes
- 1 box of your favorite Fudge Brownie Mix 9×13 size. Prepared according to package directions and cooled completely..
- ¾ cup unsalted butter softened
- 1/3 cup Baileys Irish Cream
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- Beat butter on medium speed until fluffy.
- Add in Baileys and mix well
- Add powdered sugar a little at a time until completely incorporated, then beat until soft and fluffy.
- Spread over brownies and refrigerate while making the Ganache
- ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 Tablespoons heavy cream
- ½ cup Baileys Irish Cream
- Combine Baileys and cream in a saucepan over medium high heat, bring just to boiling .
- Immediately pour over chocolate chips and let sit until chips are melted.
- Wisk until smooth and spread over frosted brownies.
- Let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes and then refrigerate until se
Tweaks and Changes
After reading the comments to Holly’s original post, I decided to make some adjustments…
1 ) I served these to our family during our Thanksgiving buffet (there were 10 of us coming and going throughout the day) and they were a huge hit. However, I didn’t want any leftovers hanging around to tempt me further, so I made half of the recipe. Trust me, an 8X8 pan was plenty.
2) I substituted half and half for the heavy cream. It didn’t seem to change the texture or integrity of the Ganache, but made the overall brownie a little less rich.
I want to thank Holly over at Spend With Pennies for posting this luscious recipe so I could stumble upon it. I’ll be making another batch of these – probably a full recipe so I have plenty to gift to the neighbors, postman, etc, while still having some leftover for Christmas.
Until next time…