Baileys Brownies

Baileys Brownies! Rich fudgy brownies with a fluffy buttery Baileys Irish Cream frosting and topped with a rich boozy Baileys chocolate ganache.  These are definitely the best brownies we’ve ever had!

 ]    Rich fudgy brownies with a fluffy buttery Baileys frosting and topped with a rich boozy Baileys chocolate ganache. These are definitely the best brownies we've ever had!

How to Make Baileys Brownies

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You guys… this is quite possibly the BEST brownie I’ve ever had!

Meet BAILEY’S BROWNIES!! Deliciously chocolatey brownies covered with a smooth creamy Baileys frosting and topped with a rich boozy Baileys chocolate ganache.  You’ll be dreaming about these!

This recipe starts out with your favorite brownies baked in a 9×13 pan and cooled.  You can use a homemade recipe or even a box mix to make it extra easy and quick!

Rich fudgy brownies with a fluffy buttery Baileys frosting and topped with a rich boozy Baileys chocolate ganache. These are definitely the best brownies we've ever had!

Once cooled, a layer of frosting is spread across the top with lots of yummy Baileys in it.  When making the frosting, you’ll notice that the butter and Baileys don’t exactly blend well at first but don’t worry.  Once you add in the powdered sugar, it will become really nice and fluffy.  Make sure your brownies are completely cooled before adding the frosting or the butter will melt.

The ganache is deliciously rich and chocolatey with a boozy Baileys flavor. I find you can definitely taste the Baileys in the ganache.  You’re going to heat the Baileys just until it boils and then pour it over the chocolate and let it sit for a few minutes.  Once you stir, you’ll get a luscious and rich ganache which tops these brownies perfectly.  (This ganache is amazing to top any kind of dessert!).

Rich fudgy brownies with a fluffy buttery Baileys frosting and topped with a rich boozy Baileys chocolate ganache. These are definitely the best brownies we've ever had!

I always allow my ganache to cool at room temperature for about 30 minutes before refrigerating to help keep that nice shiny finish.  Once completely cooled, you’ll want to store these tightly covered in the fridge.  These Baileys brownies are very rich so we always cut them pretty small.  Store tightly sealed in the refrigerator up to 1 week.

Baileys Irish Cream Brownies

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Ingredients:

Brownies

  • 1 Boxed Fudge Brownie Mix 9×13 size , plus box indicated ingredients or your favorite homemade brownies

Baileys Frosting

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1/3 cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • 3 cups powdered sugar

Baileys Ganache

  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Baileys Irish Cream

Directions:

  1. Prepare brownies according to package directions. Cool completely.

Baileys Frosting

  1. Beat butter on medium speed until fluffy. Add in Baileys and mix well.
  2. Add powdered sugar a little at a time until completely incorporated. Beat until soft and fluffy.
  3. Spread over brownies and refrigerate while making the Baileys ganache.

Ganache

  1. Combine Baileys and heavy cream in a sauce pan over medium high heat. Bring just to a boil and immediately pour over chocolate chips. Let sit 5 minutes without stirring.
  2. Whisk until smooth and spread over frosted brownies. Let sit at room temperature about 30 minutes. Refrigerate until set.

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Baileys Brownies! Rich fudgy brownies with a fluffy buttery Baileys Irish Cream frosting and topped with a rich boozy Baileys chocolate ganache. These are definitely the best brownies we've ever had!
Baileys Brownies! Rich fudgy brownies with a fluffy buttery Baileys Irish Cream frosting and topped with a rich boozy Baileys chocolate ganache. These are definitely the best brownies we've ever had!

Holly Nilsson

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

63 comments on “Baileys Brownies”

  1. Baileys in both the frosting and the ganache is my kind of dessert! Looks amazing! Wow! I love Baileys!

  2. So the middle layer is just butter, bailey’s and powdered sugar…why not make it a stable whipped cream instead..use marsapone cheese, bailey’s, whipping cream and powdered sugar. Just a suggestion for improvement.

  3. Is this recipe ok for children to eat? Does the alcohol get baked off or will it have an effect on small kids?

  4. I just saw a post of Bailey’s Brownies . I just love Baileys Irish Cream so wanted to make the brownies so clicked on link and pinned it. I have to give this a try. Thank you

  5. Do you need the ganache? Or will it be good with just the frosting???

  6. Why not give us a recipe for brownies, instead of using premade brownie mix?
    Home made is best.

  7. Is it too much to use Bailey’s in the brownies also in place of the liquid?

  8. Do you think I could use a brand other than Bailys..such as O’Reilys or Ryans?

  9. I was thinking of supplementing the chocolate chips with with chopped resses peanut butter cups, what do you think?

  10. I know they are brownies but can they be made as mini cupcakes?

  11. The Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownies are absolutely delicious!!!

  12. These were a huge hit. So delish! Will be making again.

  13. i love all your recipes….

  14. These are amazing! One of my classmates brought them to our graduate presentation last night… I simply HAD to come find the recipe!

  15. ran out of regular baileys-can i use Caramel baileys?

  16. Did you use a box or homemade mix? I used a box mix and the 13×9 pan and my cooked brownies are about half the height in the pan as yours look in the video.

    Thx

  17. Hi Holly, for non-alcoholics, what can we use in place of Baileys? Looks like a great recipe and would like to try it, just not with the alcohol content in it. Thanks in advance. – Tasi

    • I have only made this as written but you could certainly leave out the baileys and add a little bit of milk and vanilla extract (or your favorite flavor) to the frosting.

  18. I can’t find Baileys at any store in my area. I looked on Amazon and they have several products that say Baileys but none that look like that bottle. Do you know of anything else that would work?

  19. Can these be frozen for a few days? They would be perfect for an event I’m going to next weekend,.. but only have time to cook today. (The event is 7 days away)

    Thanks… can’t wait to try to bake these. They look scrumptious

    • Yes, the brownies and the frosting can be frozen. Because these are for an event, I would suggest preparing the ganache layer once defrosted. That step is really quick and will keep the top looking pretty. :)

  20. I work in grammes, so three cups of powdered sugar (icing sugar) works out to just over a kilo??..is that correct?

  21. What could be used instead of the heavy cream in the ganache? Looks greats, I want to try it.

  22. I am making this for a birthday, can it still be decorated with icing ontop? & what is the heavy cream?, does it come in a box or can?

  23. making these for a birthday, can u still decorate on top of the Ganache?

    • You sure can. If your piping frosting you can add it just as you would on a normal cake. If you’re adding sprinkles, you might like to add it once the ganache is spread overtop of the frosting so it ‘sticks’ better. :)

  24. Holly, I see in your instructions for these brownies, you say to “refrigerate until set”. Do you store these brownies in the fridge?

  25. An important ingredient missing from this terrific recipe is the tumbler of Bailey’s placed by the right hand of the dessert chef.

  26. Do these have to be refrigerated? I’m looking for a to die for brownie that I can let sit out all day and have it survive being transported for hours in a car before eating.

  27. I want to make these right now they look so,yummy

  28. Does the ganache have to be cool befor putting it on. I’m making it now

  29. I am in the UK. What is powdered sugar?

  30. Once the ganache has set for 30 minutes, should you cut them before refrigerating? So far they look wonderful!!

  31. I’ve just made the frosting and put only 2 cups of powdered sugar and it’s still sweet enough. I added half a tub of marscapone and some ground almond for texture to the frosting. Thanks for the recipe it looks delicious!

  32. YUM YUMMY YUMMIEST

  33. I made this yesterday with modifications for it to be gluten free and dairy free. It was delicious! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    If anyone cares about the substitutions….I used the Betty Crocker gluten free brownie mix (x2 so they would still be thick enough), earth balance vegan buttery sticks, Baileys Almande, coconut cream instead of heavy cream, and Enjoy Life chocolate chips.

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