One of my favorite party planning blogs is Hostess with the Mostess. I recently browsing for fun party ideas and cam across this super fun blog for Guinness Stout Brownie Pretzel Bars. I thought these were perfect for our Super Bowl party (and my husband’s beer themed birthday). The recipe is by Esther Kang of Batch from Scratch.
4 oz Bittersweet Chocolate
8 oz Butter
3/4 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup Cocoa
1 1/4 cup Flour
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Guinness
8 oz Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
3.5 oz Butterscotch
2.5 oz White Chocolate Chips
1.4 oz Heavy Cream
Place the bittersweet chocolate & butter in a bowl.
Melt in microwave or double boiler.
Using a mixer beat egg, sugar and brown sugar for 3 minutes.
Mix dry ingredients together in a bowl cocoa, flour, salt. Add the melted chocolate to egg mixture then mix in dry ingredients. Last add vanilla and beer mixing until incorporated. Pour into a 9x13 pan.
Sprinkle semi-sweet chocolate on top of the batter. Then pop it in the over at 350 for 35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
To make the butterscotch ganache combine butterscotch, white chocolate and heavy cream in a small bowl. Microwave in 30 second increments, stir until melted and smooth. I heated mine for a little over a minute, however make sure not to over heat them or it will go ALL over you microwave and you will loose a lot of the ganache (can you tell this happened to me?? Hahaha). Spread the ganache over the cooked brownie. Refrigerate until firm. Then cut into small bites and serve.
The blog suggests topping with 1/3 cup Crushed Pretzels and Flakey Sea Salt (maldon salt works well). I should have put the pretzels on while the ganache was still a little warm because I couldn’t get the pretzels to stay on the brownie bits after they were totally cooled.
Here are the YUMMY Guinness Brownie Bits …
The brownies were a big hit and perfect for both the super bowl and birthday parties.
Happy Cooking & Party Planning!
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