Rich, fudgy brownies with a swirly of luscious chocolate fudge that has just the perfect hint of Irish Cream flavor, you won’t be able to resist these Flourless Bailey’s Fudge Swirl Brownies.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! And, more importantly, Happy Wedding to Julie! I’m Brianne from Cupcakes & Kale Chips, and I’m so thrilled to be here today while Julie is off celebrating this exciting event in her life.
I called my blog Cupcakes & Kale Chips because believe that life is all about balance, and it sounds a lot cuter than my real favorites – ice cream and cauliflower. When I’m not busy chasing around two crazy little boys or dealing with their constant demands for food and the piles of dirty dishes that are a result of their unending appetites, I’m in the kitchen whipping up everything from healthy dishes like Baked Cauli-Tots and Cinnamon Caramel Apple Energy Balls to totally indulgent desserts, like Milky Way Caramel Flourless Chocolate Cake Roll.
What you’ll also find if you hang around for a bit is that I’m kind of a “better late than never” blogger. Or a “blogging by the seat of my pants” blogger. I try to get ahead of the game with seasonal fruits and veggies and things like that, but when it comes to holidays, well, let’s just say that I’m not usually ready to be making Halloween treats in August or Valentine’s Day candy for Christmas. I’m squeezing in those holiday recipes right at the last minute. But seriously, is it ever a bad day for chocolate and Irish Cream? I think not.
So I made this amazing Five Minute Bailey’s Fudge Sauce. I love it so much that I was afraid I would just pull the jar out of my fridge, grab a spoon, and dig in – no ice cream necessary! In order to avoid the subsequent damage to my waistline from eating an entire jar of fudge sauce, I thought I would swirl it into some brownies. Obvious solution, right? Well, at least brownies are easier to share with friends and coworkers. That is, of course, after The Hubby and I sampled one or three.
Because, you guys, these Flourless Bailey’s Fudge Swirl Brownies are absolutely sinfully decadent. And since Julie’s other blog is called Bread Booze Bacon and she has a special place in her heart for St. Patrick’s Day and today IS St. Patrick’s Day, I thought Bailey’s brownies would be a perfectly delicious wedding gift for her. Never mind that a good food blogger would have posted them two weeks ago. Oh well, maybe this recipe will get you to end your St. Paddy’s shenanigans just early enough to leave a half cup or so left in your bottle of Irish Cream.
Quick side note – these are flourless, so they are amenable to the gluten free crowd, but those that are gluten free may still have a sensitivity to Bailey’s. I’ve read that Carolan’s Irish Cream is a better option for some people, so you may want to look into that if you are particularly gluten-sensitive but still want to give these a try. Or the Bailey’s Coffee Creamer may be another option.
Now if only we hadn’t devoured them and I could ship some to Julie for an actual wedding gift, as opposed to just a virtual one. Oops!
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Thanks to Julie for letting me step into your “kitchen”! I hope you are having a blast wedding-ing and honeymooning and enjoying some well-deserved time off with your new hubby and those you love!
Flourless Baileys Fudge Swirl Brownies
- 1/2 cup Five Minute Bailey’s Fudge Sauce
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup one stick unsalted butter
- 4 eggs
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup almond meal
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoon vanilla
Prepare the Five Minute Bailey’s Fudge Sauce.
Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a 13×9 inch pan with parchment paper (or grease really, really well, though I’d recommend the parchment).
In a double boiler or a bowl set over a simmering pan of water, melt the butter, then add the chocolate chips, stirring until melted. Set aside to cool slightly.
In a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and sugar for a minute or two.
Add melted chocolate mixture a little at a time, whisking well after each addition.
Whisk in the cocoa powder, almond meal, salt, and vanilla.
Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread evenly.
Place small dollops of the Five Minute Bailey’s Fudge Sauce over the batter and then create swirls with a butter knife or small spatula.
Bake at 350°F for 20-25 minutes, or until just set in the middle.
Cool completely in the pan before cutting.
Adapted from Heather’s French Press’ Flourless Dark Chocolate Brownies
Here’s a few more St. Patrick’s Day sweets you can still make because it’s fun to celebrate the luck o’ the Irish any day of the year!