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Irish Coffee Brownies

Irish Coffee Brownies from Karista's Kitchen

These Irish Coffee Brownies should come with a warning label! They’re rich in flavor and moist in texture and it’s hard to stop at just one.

I remembered this brownie recipe this past week as I was thumbing through dessert recipes. I had an unshakable urge for a sweet and decided it was time to bake. Although I don’t have much of a sweet tooth, when it does show up, I want something decadent and indulgent. These Irish Coffee Brownies met both my requirements.

Baking is very much a science and takes a lot more patience than I’m used to. However, for me there is something quite therapeutic about baking. I turn up the music, usually Vivaldi when the clouds are low and it’s a cold rain outside, light some candles around the house to set the mood and then bask in the solace of the kitchen.

Irish Coffee Brownies from Karista's Kitchen

Although I love to sample my baking project, I don’t always need to eat them. Just the mere exercise of taking the time to bake something delicious feeds my hungry soul.

Irish Coffee Brownies are a delicious way to make the winter weekend just a little sweeter.

Delicious Wishes and Loads of Love to ya!


Irish Coffee Brownies

16 Brownies

Irish Coffee Brownies


  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 cup good quality dark cocoa powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoons instant espresso
  • 4 tablespoons Irish Whiskey
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 -2 tablespoons Bailey’s Irish Cream


  • Pre-heat the oven to 350F.
  • Place the butter, dark cocoa powder and instant espresso in a sauce pan and heat over medium heat. When the butter begins to melt, whisk until the ingredients are smooth and incorporated. Take it off the heat and whisk in the Irish whiskey.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, mix together the eggs, vanilla and sugar. Then add the butter and cocoa mixture to the egg mixture to combine.
  • Next, in a small bowl mix together the flour, salt and baking soda. Then stir the flour mixture into the liquid mixture. Then fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Butter a 13x9 baking pan and pour the brownie batter into the baking pan, smoothing out the top. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the center is mostly firm.
  • Remove the baking pan from the oven and while the brownies are cooling prepare the icing. In a small bowl mix together the powdered sugar and the Bailey’s Irish Cream. Once the brownies are cool, slice and place them on a platter and then drizzle with the icing.
  • Notes

    Using a good quality cocoa powder is key to making these brownies, as some cocoa powders can have a bitter taste.

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  • Reply
    Wendy@wendys place
    January 26, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    I think I feel a brownie weekend coming on…

    • Reply
      January 30, 2018 at 8:09 am

      I must admit, when I made these I couldn’t stop at one. 🙁 They are so moist and I adore Baily’s Irish Cream so that didn’t help. Lol!

  • Reply
    Isadora Guidoni
    January 30, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    My fiancé loves irish coffee, so I think I’ll give this recipe a try. I bet he’ll love this too!!

    • Reply
      January 31, 2018 at 6:40 pm

      Wonderful! I hope you love them as much as we did! Thanks for stopping by. 🙂 Karista

  • Reply
    Jim Orvis
    February 9, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    These were terrific Karista! Everybody loved them, even one guy who claims that he doesn’t like sweets. Thank you for sharing a great recipe!

    • Reply
      February 13, 2018 at 9:11 am

      Jim! I’m so glad you loved these! And so glad the non-sweet eater loved them too. Their not terribly sweet so it makes it a nice baked good for those of us with more savory palates. Have a lovely week. Karista

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