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So I felt like we all just needed a brownie today.

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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.

One Bowl 8 Ingredient Irish Coffee Fudge Brownies | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

One Bowl 8 Ingredient Irish Coffee Fudge Brownies | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

One Bowl 8 Ingredient Irish Coffee Fudge Brownies | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest

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.

Addictingly 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.

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Here’s how these brownies break down…

…butter

…sugar

…Baileys

…eggs

…cocoa powder

…flour

…coffee

And this is optional, but highly recommend…chocolate chips.

Simple as that.

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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!

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One Bowl 8 Ingredient Irish Coffee Fudge Brownies.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings: 16 brownies
Calories Per Serving: 165 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 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. 

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Fist pump for Fridays, and a delicious pan of brownies. 🙂

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    1. Hey Anna,
      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

  1. 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?

    1. Hi Shweta,
      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

    1. 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

  2. 5 stars
    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! .

    1. 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

  3. Hi! These look AMAZING – might make them this weekend! Been looking for something new for this holiday. Thank you…also, I’m of Irish descent and a bit of a word nerd. St. Patty’s is wrong because Patrick is the American version of Padraig (male). See where St. Paddy’s comes from?! 😉 Happy St. Paddy’s to you!

  4. Can I double recipe for a 13 x 9 pan, or better to bke two batches? I need a lot of these for aa party, and tht they have no daiary except butter works for one of my guess! Thanks.

    1. You can double the recipe, just add on about 5 minutes of baking time. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe. Thanks so much!! xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    By far the most moist brownies I have baked! I dint have choc chips so ommitted it. But the result was fab! This recipe is a keeper!

    1. I am so happy to hear that! I am so glad these turned out so well for you and you enjoyed them! Thank you!

  6. 5 stars
    Tieghan you genius. I just made these and can’t believe how amazing they turned out, and how easy it was. I too used maple syrup rather than Bailey’s. I’m taking them in to work and I will be very popular! 😀

  7. These brownies are soooo good! I’ve never tried Bailey’s before and who knew I was missing out on so much. It’s a great hint of flavor to the brownies, and I added some extra coffee bc why not.

    How can I make them more moist for next time? They came out a little dry for my first batch (followed the recipe exactly but baked them for 5 extra minutes)

    1. So happy you loved these! Just bake them for 5 or 10 minutes less next time. That will fix the dryness! 🙂

  8. These look so good! I really want to make them but don’t have instant coffee. Could I omit from the recipe or is it necessary?
    Thanks!

    PS . I made your cranberry brie pull-apart bread for Christmas and since then I have been cooking basically only your recipes for our dinners. They’ve all been incredible!!

  9. Made this last night. The flavor was AMAZING!! I think I messed up with the timing. Mine came out super dry as another person said before. I did it for 23 mins. I am definitely going to try again with less time since these tasted soooo good.

  10. Good morning.
    Of course you know me..I have to sub. Just went to the cities yesterday…sigh.
    I do not have Baileys. have not replaced since Christmas.
    I have Kahula. I have heavy cream. What should I do ?
    Thank you my dear.
    Happy St Patrick’s Day.

  11. Wow, these look so incredible and I’m looking forward to making them. I’m going to need to make two batches – do you think just one batch of drizzle will be enough, or should I plan on making more?

    Thank you!

    1. Hey Kat! I think one batch should be enough…unless you want to cover the bars completely. Hope these are a hit! 🙂

  12. When you say “coffee” in the ingredients – do you mean actual coffee [i.e., the beverage] or do you mean the instant coffee granules? I’m planning on making these for St. Patrick’s Day!

  13. These look gorgeous and will definitely be on the cards for me to bake…I don’t do enough of it and this looks like the kicker!

  14. Just made these! They’re absolutely DELICIOUS!!! 🙂 The sauce is a must with it – compliments it so well! So easy to make too! Thanks Teighan!

  15. So beautiful! How do you take your pictures when you’re in them? I love seeing pictures that are during the process, but haven’t been able to figure out a set up that works.

    1. Thanks Sara! So your camera should have a timer on it. One for 2 seconds and one for 10 seconds. This is how I do it. I set the timer and it goes off when I am in the photo them! 🙂

  16. I am Coffee Lover and i am going to love to make this. Thank you so much for writing such a great Recipe.

  17. Love the Irish Coffee addition in these Tieghan! Need these on the St. Patty’s Day dessert menu!

  18. These are making me drool just looking at them! If I had to pick one dessert to eat the rest of my life it would be fudgy brownies. The Irish coffee kick in these just makes them even better!

  19. Catholic School teacher–so St. Patrick’s Day.
    Woke up to freak snow storm this morning about an inch lots of accidents, closed I75 in places for several hours and now the sun is shining and snow is gone.
    This has been one weird winter.
    But brownies would make it better!

  20. These will be a treat while I work overtime at home. Just want to make sure salted butter is required.. you don’t see that a lot in Baking but it would be good because o bought two bricks by accident;-)

    Beautiful pictures and wonderful recipes

    Thank you,
    Susan

  21. As an Irish mama. It’s st. paddy’s day. My son Patrick goes by Paddy not patty. Will be making this for our March 17th celebration! Thanks for the recipe!!

  22. Love this. Me too, the sun has me just smilin from ear to ear. And this 8-ingredient brownie, perfecto! You have now launched my happy place with sunshine to the moon and back. Bring on the brownies. Thanks for sharing.

  23. They look so good, and I love the touch of Baileys Irish Cream. I like my desserts with some alcohol in it.

  24. Oh gosh, YUM. Fridays need brownies, ALL days need brownies.
    Also, I first read that as “brownie in your back pocket” instead of”brownie recipe.” I thought, that sounds like a fun mess 😀 sorry. I’m super immature.

  25. Since I don’t drink alcoholic drinks I’m going to try these with maple syrup – similar consistency to the liquid.

    1. I baked these yesterday and I *love* the flavor – but mine were very dry. I had to sub in Salted Caramel Bailey’s – do you think there would be that much difference in the alcohols? I followed the rest of the recipe to the letter. Your thoughts?

      1. Hi! So I am thinking maybe they just got cooked a little too long. That is the only reason I can think they would be dry. How long to you bake them? So sorry for the trouble, but happy you enjoyed the flavors! 🙂

    2. I’m acting brand new. My comment to Maureen is “how did the maple syrup work out?’ and the other post is meant for Tieghan.

      Sorry, it’s Monday lol

  26. Thank-you for this recipe! I have a Family Birthday Party for my 3 yr. old Grandson tomorrow and these are the perfect addition. Thank goodness I always have Baileys Irish Cream in the house and the other ingredients are staples as well. Just to be safe I’ll make a “test” batch today!!

  27. woohoo, these totally get me in the mood for st. patrick’s day! coffee + baileys + brownies, what’s not to love?? xx

  28. Well, the sunny season has finally arrived to our place too, and I shall make these tomorrow ! Thank you very, very much !

  29. I know what I’m doing this weekend. I have all the ingredients in the house to make these. They’ll go great with my hot chocolate and baileys !

  30. All your recipes look amazing and I love your photos. Yesterday’s post, Huevos Rancheros Scrambled Eggs, is not opening today. Hoping you can fix it…as I’d love that recipe too. Thanks so much!

  31. As an Irish person – it’s literally not called St. Patty’s day. Ever.
    St. Patrick, or Paddy. Patty is a woman’s name, short for Patricia, and incredibly rarely applied as a shortened version of Patrick.

  32. This is the kind of recipe I like! One bowl and only 8 ingredients! Perfection in my book, can’t wait to make these Tieghan!

  33. These look fantastic – I need to try a non-coffee version!

    And jealous of your weather – it is like we had one nice day when I moved last week, but it feels like I only get sunshine in the countryside and rain in London at the moment!