Every now and then I feel an urgent need for chocolate. Apparently this happens to most women and I’m no exception to that rule. This time an ordinary chocolate bar wouldn’t do, it felt insufficient. I was craving brownies! A while ago I saw a recipe for Baileys Brownies over at Grumpy’s Honeybunch and bookmarked it. How brilliant is Shelby? To combine chocolate with Bailyes: practically a dream come true!
adapted from Grumpy’s Honeybunch
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°.
Lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.
Place the chocolate chips and the butter in a large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH 1 1/2 minutes or until the chocolate chips and butter melt, stirring every 30 seconds. Cool slightly. Add sugar and next 3 ingredients (through vanilla extract), stirring well with a whisk. Microwave at HIGH 1 minute or until sugar dissolves, stirring every 30 seconds. Fold in the flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Spread batter in a thin layer into a 9-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Cool on a wire rack.