Bailey’s Brownies – A delicious spin on classic boxed brownie mix made with Bailey’s Irish Cream! Made with just 5 ingredients, these brownies are amazing!
I love Bailey’s. I swear, I have been adding it to all of my recipes lately and everytime it ends up tasting amazing! When I was making brownies the other day, I was curious if I could substitute other liquids for water in boxed brownie mix to add more flavor to them. I directly substituted 3 tablespoons of Bailey’s for the 3 tablespoons of water along with the addition of a teaspoon of espresso powder and the brownies turned out perfect! Just a little hint of Bailey’s really took my boxed brownie mix to the next level!
Now I know, using boxed brownie mix sounds really basic but I think that it makes the process so easy and the brownies turn out nice and consistent. With the Bailey’s and espresso powder, no one will ever have any idea that the base is boxed brownie mix unless you tell them.
Common Questions About Making Bailey’s Brownies
What is Bailey’s?
Bailey’s is a Irish cream liqueur made from whiskey, cream, and cocoa.
What else can I use Bailey’s in?
Bailey’s can be used in so many things but some of my favorites include-
- Bailey’s Latte
- Bailey’s Hot Chocolate
- Bailey’s Frappuccino
- Bailey’s Chocolate Chip Cookies
- White Chocolate Mudslide
- Bailey’s Truffles
What kind boxed brownie mix should I use?
Any boxed brownie will work fine. I usually stick to the basics like “fudge brownie” but just use whatever you have on hand or can find.
Can I frost these brownies?
Of course! You can either make your own frosting or use a pre-made can. Personally, I usually just put a scoop of vanilla ice cream with a drizzle of caramel sauce on top.
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- 1 box of brownie mix (19.5 ounces)* (see notes)
- 1 teaspoon espresso powder
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3 tablespoons Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9x9 pan with nonstick spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and mix until well combined. Transfer to the pan and place in oven to bake for the length of time the brownie mix box you are using says (mine was 35-40 minutes of a 9x9 pan).
- Remove from oven and let cool before slicing and serving.
* The amount of Bailey's in this recipe is a direct substitute for water in the boxed brownie recipe. While most say that the recipe needs 3 tablespoons of water, confirm that before you substitute in the Bailey's. If it needs more, then use more Bailey's.