Irish Car Bombs are a super tasty alcoholic drink that always makes it's appearance around St. Patrick's Day.
Don't know what an Irish Car Bomb is? Well, it's a fun little drink where you drop a shot of whiskey and irish cream into a Guinness beer and then quickly chug it down. You really have to chug it down before the cream curdles in the beer. Bleck! And you don't want that.
I always like to play around with combining drink recipes and dessert recipes. After all, what's more fun than cooking with alcohol? Not. Much.
Last year I made this fun Skinny Irish Car Bomb Poke Cake. Delish!
So this year I knew that I wanted to stick with a chocolate based dessert. Brownies. Perfect!
I've often used various tricks and well known methods with boxed mixes to lighten them up and make them skinny. So, I figured I could do the same here! I basically lightened up the brownies by substituting the egg and water called for on the box with beer and swapped the oil out for some greek yogurt.
The results were just what I was looking for.
I totally did not eat one or two of these for lunch.
Okay... maybe I did!
The alcohol in these brownies is definitely evident in the taste, but I didn't find it overwhelming. In fact, the addition of the dark beer to the brownies seems to make the chocolate flavor pop!
And of course, as we know, most of the actual alcohol is cooked out. It's just the flavor that remains.
Skinny Irish Car Bomb Brownies
Servings: 18 • Size: 1 Brownie • Calories: 154.6 • Fat: 2.4 g • Carb: 24.1 g • Fiber: 0.7 g • Protein: 1 g • Sugar: 19 g • Sodium: 81.4 mg
1 Box Ghirardelli - Triple Fudge Brownie Mix
1/2 C. Guinness Extra Stout Beer
1/4 C. Plain Fat Free Greek Yogurt
1 Tbsp. Jameson Irish Whiskey
Irish Cream Drizzle:
3/4 C. Powdered Sugar
1/2 Tbsp. Bailey's Irish Cream
1/2 Tbsp. Water
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. and lightly spray the inside of an 8x8 or 9x9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine the brownie mix, beer, greek yogurt, and whiskey together until well blended.
Pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake for 40-49 minutes or until cooked through (depending on the size dish that you used.)
When the brownies are done, remove them from the oven and allow to cool.
While the brownies are cooling, mix together the ingredients for the glaze.
If the glaze seems too thick, add another 1/2 tbsp. of water at a time to reach the desired consistency!
Once the brownies are cooled, drizzle the glad over the top.
Cut into 18 equal pieces and enjoy!