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March 20, 2013

Frosted Irish Cream Brownies

 























What do ya know? Another challenge! I'm the queen of cooking challenges.
























This one holds a special place in my heart though. Why?

 























Because. There's alcohol involved. Every month.

Cooking and/or baking with alcohol, that is. It's called Spiked! Recipe ChallengeCan a challenge get any better than this?





This month our theme was Irish Cream liqueur. When I think of Irish Cream liqueur, I immediately think of Bailey's. I found a pack of mini Bailey's at Target and had to buy them awhile back, so this was the perfect recipe to use them on. Besides sipping on the rest of course. 

 























Frosted Irish Cream Brownies
slightly adapted from Betty Crocker

Brownies
  • 1 package (1 lb 3.5 oz) fudge brownie mix
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup Irish Cream liqueur (Bailey's)
  • 2 eggs
Frosting
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Irish Cream liqueur (Bailey's)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3 teaspoons milk
Glaze
  • 1 oz semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Irish Cream liqueur (Bailey's)         
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease bottom only of a 13x9-inch pan. In a large bowl, combine all brownie ingredients; beat 50-60 strokes with spoon. Spread in greased pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes or until brownies are set and begin to pull away from sides of pan (bake for minimum time and then check on them). DO NOT OVERBAKE. Cool 45 minutes or until completely cooled.

For frosting, beat butter in small bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in all remaining frosting ingredients, adding enough milk for desired spreading consistency. Spread over cooled brownies.

Place glaze ingredients in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 30 seconds; stir until melted and smooth. Drizzle over frosted brownies. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm. Cut into bars.

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PJ didn't enjoy them much because he doesn't like coffee-flavored things, including Bailey's. He cray cray. I loved them!!! More for me.


























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Hope there's some alcohol left over for drinking!! :) Do I sound like an alky yet?



Peace, and bacon grease!



5 comments:

Tanya-Lemonsforlulu.com said...

The perfect use for those little bottles of Baileys! I love a spiked challenge too! Frosting look amazing!

SallysBakingAddiction said...

I need to get my hands on those little baileys bottles! They are adorable. This frosting looks SO good!

FrugalFoodieMama said...

Oh yum! Bailey's Minis?? That is awesome! Loved how you incorporated the Irish Cream in all parts of the brownie. :)

Thank you for entering the Spiked! Irish Cream Recipe Challenge & good luck!!

blueberrykitchen said...

Oh yum, these sound like the perfect brownies to me!

Lynn Huntley said...

One of my all time favorite things, hands down, are brownies:) Yours look extra yummy~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines