Now, I could start this blog post off by talking about how St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching.. because it is. And I could tell you that I love all things Irish because it’s in blood..which according to an Ancestry DNA test…would be true. But, right now I want to share with you this AMAZINGLY DELICIOUS recipe for these Irish Cream Swirl Brownies that I made this weekend.. and then I’ll ramble on about my love for all things Irish later.
These brownies aren’t your average snack by any measure. Made with just a few simple ingredients and kicked up a notch with a touch of some Irish Cream, these fudgey squares of goodness go beyond any ole brownie you’ve eaten before.
These Are Brownies For Grown-Ups Only
I don’t usually cook with alcohol, but when it comes to having a little fun on St. Patrick’s Day, it just seems natural to use some Irish Cream in a recipe somewhere right?
The recipe actually doesn’t call for a lot of the Irish Cream, nor does it have an over powering flavor of it, yet it does make it a little bit more exciting to have a dessert that you call a ‘Grown Up’ treat for sure.
Also, having a gluten-free and dairy-free version of Irish Cream available in the stores now just seemed to seal the deal on making these brownies! It’s almost like it screams.. MAKE SOMETHING YUMMY WITH ME!
So, I made something yummy with it!Print
Irish Cream Swirl Brownies – Dairy-Free & Gluten-Free
These Irish Cream Swirl Brownies are not your regular kiddie brownies. Made with Bailey’s Irish Cream, these little squares of chocolate goodness will become a favorite any time of year!
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 30
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 12 Brownies 1x
- 1 package Gluten-Free Brownie Mix (this is my favorite)
- 2 teaspoons instant coffee grounds
- 1 tablespoon hot water
- Preheat oven to 325°F and grease a square baking pan.
- In a large bowl, make brownie mixture according to the directions.
- Dissolve the coffee grounds in the hot water and add to brownie mixture. Stirring to blend.
- Pour brownie mixture into prepared pan. Smoothing top with spatula.
- In a blender, combine all the swirl topping ingredients and blend until smooth.
- Slowly pour the swirl topping mixture over top the brownies. You may have some extra cream, so don’t just pour it all on at once.
- Using a regular table knife, take the tip and swirl the topping with the brownie mixture until a nice swirl of chocolate appears. Add more swirl topping as needed.
- Place brownie mixture in oven and bake 30 to 35 minutes or until the edges of the brownies start to brown and or brownies seem firm.
- You can use a clean knife to insert in the middle to also check to see if it’s done.
- Place brownies on a rack and allow to cool completely before cutting.
- Once cut, you can rewarm them in a low oven to serve warm.
* Soak cashews in water for at least an hour before blending. To speed up the soaking, you can soak them in warm water. The soaking allows them to blend more smoothly.
All Things Irish
OK. Now that the recipe has been shared.. on to me blabbing about all things Irish.
Well, not really. I’ll save that for another post, but be prepared for a bunch of Irish recipes to be hitting the blog soon.
Even if you’re not Irish.. they’ll still be delicious!
How About You?
Do you enjoy celebrating a certain holiday because of your heritage? Leave me a comment and let me know! I’d love to hear about it.