So I felt like we all just needed a brownie today.
As I always say, Friday’s require chocolate, and these brownies are on the menu today. I’m pretty excited about them too…and the fact that it’s Friday…and that the sun has been shinning brightly since Wednesday…yes, it’s been awesome!
I always forget how much energy the sun can give me. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good, snowy winter day when you can just kind of chill, wear bulky sweaters, drink mug after mug of coffee or hot chocolate, and then snuggle up on the couch by the fire at night. Those days are awesome, but let’s be real, most of the time when it’s cold and snowy, we still have to work. And for me, it’s always just a little bit more difficult of a day. When the sun is shining though, its major go mode and it feels so good. Let’s just say that after a week of on and off snow, these last three days of sunshine have been awesome and so productive. I love ending a long week feeling like much was accomplished, it makes the weekend just that much better.
Also, all the sunshine has me feeling all the spring vibes…as you will see in my upcoming recipes! It’s still really, really cold, but the sun plus my purple tulips, currently sitting on my kitchen counter, are making me feel like spring is on the way…which I guess it is! I can’t believe it’s already March. <–craziness.
Speaking of March…ST. PATRICK’S Day is right around the corner! I find it really odd, but St.Patrick’s day is one my brother Creighton’s favorite holidays. I don’t fully get it, but he seems to have embraced his Irish roots more than the rest of us. But now that I think about it, he did do a semester in Ireland and even met up with extended family there. so maybe it does make sense.
Anyway, I always love creating fun holiday themed recipes and these brownies are probably the highlight of my St. Patrick’s Day recipes this year. I’m not planning on posting a whole lot of Irish inspired recipes, so I wanted to make sure that the ones I do share are kind of awesome. And trust me, these brownies are awesome.
Sidenote: do you call it St. Patrick’s Day or St. Patty’s Day? I know some people have a serious thing about calling it St. Patty’s Day…what’s your opinion?? I always use St. Patrick’s Day, to me it just sounds better. Plus, I’m not huge on abbreviated words, most of the time I can’t figure them out.
OK. So let’s talk one bowl brownies!
If you ask me, brownies are one of the easiest desserts to make. Cocoa powder, flour, eggs, sugar, butter, vanilla. That’s pretty much all you need for a good brownie. No leavening agents, no chilling, nothing hard. Um, yes please!
For me, creating a one bowl, 8 ingredient brownie was kind of just a no brainer…well, honestly it kind of just happened. I realized once I finished developing the recipe that it was all made in one bowl and with just 8 ingredients. Cool. cool. I’ll take it!
So what’s the secret here?
Coffee and Baileys. <–aka the combo that’s always a winner.
Here’s how these brownies break down…
And this is optional, but highly recommend…chocolate chips.
Simple as that.
Honestly, these are the BEST brownies, fudgy, flakey on the top and filled with amazing chocolate flavor, thanks to that touch of coffee and generous amount of Baileys. The only bad thing about these brownies? The fact that they can be made, baked and ready for eating in about thirty minutes. Meaning these brownies can be a dangerous (but delicious) recipe to have in your back pocket. And if eaten warm…oh my gosh, there is no stoping. <–fair warning.
Alright, Friday night plans?
Brownie making, pizza eating, TV watching, brownie eating. Yup. Count me in!
One Bowl 8 Ingredient Irish Coffee Fudge Brownies.
Servings: 16 brownies
Calories Per Serving: 163 kcal
Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
- 1 stick (1/2 cup ) salted butter, melted
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1-2 tablespoons instant coffee granules
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (optional)
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- 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8x8 inch baking dish with parchment paper. 2. In a medium bowl, mix together the butter, sugar, Baileys, vanilla and eggs until combined. Add the cocoa powder, flour, and coffee (I use 2 tablespoons) and stir until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips, if using. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. Transfer to the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the brownies are just set. Let cool and then cut into bars.3. If a chocolate drizzle is desired, melt together 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips and 1/4-1/2 cup Baileys until smooth and combined. Drizzle over brownies.
Fist pump for Fridays, and a delicious pan of brownies. 🙂
So excited to make this recipe, realized I don’t have instant coffee. Do you think they would still be delicious without it?
Yes, it’s fine to skip the instant coffee here:) Please let me know if you have any other questions! xT
Is there anything we can use besides Baileys Irish Cream? I can’t find it anywhere but I really want to make these!
You can just use regular cream. Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xx
Hi! Can I use regular ground coffee instead of instant? Thanks!
Sorry, you will want to use instant coffee for this recipe. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan
This looks brilliant. Thankyou! I’d love to try what Bailey’s brownie would taste like. Can you please guide me how do you process the liquids? Do you melt the butter and then just add all liquids and mix it or you cream the softened butter and sugar, beat the eggs separate and then combine all one by one?
I am confused about this question? Are you asking how to make the brownies? All of the steps are here on the page. Please let me know how I can help in any other way. xTieghan
Just wondering if it’s ok to freeze the brownies after they’re made 🙂
Hey Abbey! Yes, you can freeze these. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan
I have made these before and LOVE them! They’re my go to brownies as matter of fact, because they’re so delicious and super quick and easy to make! I am making them now and just discovered my instant coffee is gone, but I do have some instant epresso. Do you think I could use that instead? Maybe use only 1 TBSP instead of my usual 2? Thanks for an awesome recipe! .
Hey Cindy! I am sure instant epresso will be great! I would use 1 tablespoon. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I am so glad you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan