Nutty Irishman Frosted Brownies
Make these Nutty Irishman frosted brownies this St. Patrick’s day! The Bailey’s and hazelnut liqueur in the frosting tastes so good with the chocolate!
Do you have any fun plans for St. Patrick’s day? I wish I could say I was having a party or something, but for me, these days St. Patty’s is more about the food than anything else.
Nothing wrong with that, right? Well, regardless of whether you are going to host or attend a party, or just stay warm at home, I’m sure you’re probably looking for a fun, boozy treat to make. Look no further than these Nutty Irishman frosted brownies!
Have you ever had a Nutty Irishman before? It’s basically the best drink ever. Bailey’s Irish cream + Frangelico hazelnut liqueur. Swoon! I mean anything with Bailey’s, right? So creamy and sweet. But the hazelnut cuts it in the most incredible way. The roasty, warm notes are such a perfect compliment.
Ever since I first tried it years ago, I was hooked. It’s great as an after dinner drink, or you can add it to your coffee. And it’s even better with chocolate.
So, to me it just makes sense to add it to a smooth, tangy cream cheese frosting, and slather it all over the fudgiest, chocolate-iest brownies ever.
If you’re a regular reader, then you already know all about my favorite brownie recipe. I use it a ton as a base for other desserts. It’s so, so fudge-y, deeply chocolate-y, and dead simple to make.
I think you will absolutely love it with this Nutty Irishman treatment! It couldn’t be more perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.
Have a great one!
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Nutty Irishman Frosted Brownies
For the brownies
- 2 1/2 cups (500 g) granulated sugar
- 1 1/4 cups (283.75 g) unsalted butter
- 1 3/4 cups (150.5 g) unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon (0.5 teaspoon) kosher salt
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup (125 g) all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the frosting
- 8 ounces (226.8 g) cream cheese, (1 block)
- 1/4 cup (56.75 g) unsalted butter, , softened
- 3 cups (360 g) powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons Irish cream liqueur, (such as Bailey's)
- 2 tablespoons hazelnut liqueur, (such as Frangelico)
- chocolate curls
To make the brownies:
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F, and mist a 9 by 9-inch pan with non-stick spray. Line with parchment.
- Place the sugar, butter, cocoa, and salt in a large microwave-safe bowl, and microwave in one-minute increments, stirring, until the butter is completely melted and the mixture feels very warm to the touch.
- Add the eggs, one at a time, stirring after each addition.
- Stir in the flour.
- Stir in the vanilla.
- Transfer the batter to the prepared pan, and bake for 45-60 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs.
- Cool completely in the pan, then frost, transfer to a cutting board to cut into squares, and garnish with chocolate curls (if using).
To make the frosting:
- Place the cream cheese and butter in a large mixing bowl, and mix on medium speed until smooth.
- Add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, mixing until smooth.
- When all the powdered sugar has been added, turn the speed up to medium-high and beat for one or two minutes, or until fluffy.
- Stir in the Irish cream and hazelnut liqueurs.
With that small amount of alcohol, are these for adults only?
I don’t know if kids would like the taste of the alcohol, but it is such a small amount.
Allie I just want to know if the frosting tataes fine with just Bailey’s as well ?
Hi Florence! I think that would be perfectly delicious!
Hi Allie! Can I bake these brownies eggless?
Hi there! This recipe calls for eggs.
I die! Give me the whole pan of brownies and any leftover frosting.
Baileys in everything!!
Totally in love with these brownies!
Anything with Frangelico wins the day for me!
These are my dream brownies!!
These were amazing!
I’m so happy you liked them!
These look magically delicious and both unicorn AND leprechaun approved. (that is a very high honor)
I feel quite honored! Thank you! 😉
I don’t typically do much for St. Patrick’s Day either, outside of the food department, but these brownies look right up my alley – bring on the Baileys! How did you make such beautiful chocolate curls? They look picture perfect!
Aw, thank you! I just ran a veggie peeler down the side of the bar. It’s ridiculously fun 😉