Frugal Foodie Mama: Chocolate Stout Blackberry Brownies

Friday, July 13, 2018

Chocolate Stout Blackberry Brownies

With ooey, gooey chocolate & ribbons of sweet blackberries, these decadent & rich Chocolate Stout Blackberry Brownies are a chocolate lover's dream...
With ooey, gooey chocolate & ribbons of sweet blackberries, these decadent & rich Chocolate Stout Blackberry Brownies are a chocolate lover's dream.

If there is one summertime flavor combo that I feel is overlooked all too often, it is most definitely the combination of juicy blackberries with rich dark chocolate. But let me tell you all this- it is a flavor combo that you need to make happen asap. Like this week if possible. Or even today. I mean, why wait for this deliciousness? ;) And luckily for you all, I have just the recipe to accomplish this- these ooey, gooey Chocolate Stout Blackberry Brownies!

I have taken this incredible combination of flavors just one step further by throwing a good chocolate stout beer into the mix as well. But no worries if you don't happen to be a beer fan. The beer flavor mostly bakes out leaving these decadent brownies with an extra level of richness.

With ooey, gooey chocolate & ribbons of sweet blackberries, these decadent & rich Chocolate Stout Blackberry Brownies are a chocolate lover's dream.

Now these are not the kind of brownies that cut perfectly into neat little squares. No ma'am. These brownies are messy with ribbons of ooey, gooey blackberries & melted chocolate. They may appear to be underdone, but let me assure you- they are indeed perfectly baked. 

With ooey, gooey chocolate & ribbons of sweet blackberries, these decadent & rich Chocolate Stout Blackberry Brownies are a chocolate lover's dream.

You can use any chocolate stout that you would like in these brownies, but I prefer the Boatswain Chocolate Stout from Trader Joe's. It is brewed with cocoa powder, so it is a little extra chocolaty than most chocolate stouts. Another good one to try in this brownie recipe would be the Blackberry Porter from Kentucky Bourbon Barrel. It's not a stout, but it has a rich, deep flavor with a hint of blackberries.


A few tips & suggestions for this brownie recipe:
  • I am partial to using sweet summer blackberries in these brownies, but you could certainly substitute fresh raspberries, strawberries, or even pitted cherries in this recipe instead.
  • If you would prefer not to have seeds in your brownies, strain the mashed blackberries through a fine mesh colander before adding them to the brownie batter. 
  • For a slightly neater cut, refrigerate the brownies for 1-3 hours after they have cooled before cutting into them. 
  • Serve these brownies with the chocolate stout that you made them with for an even more delicious flavor explosion!

With ooey, gooey chocolate & ribbons of sweet blackberries, these decadent & rich Chocolate Stout Blackberry Brownies are a chocolate lover's dream.

Chocolate Stout Blackberry Brownies
by Frugal Foodie Mama
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45-55 minutes
Ingredients (Serves 9-12)
  • 1 box of your favorite dark chocolate brownie mix
  • 1/3 cup of your favorite chocolate stout beer (I used Trader Joe's Boatswain Chocolate Stout)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup fresh blackberries (I mashed mine first with a splash of the chocolate stout.)
  • 3 tbsp of blackberry jam
Instructions
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Spray the inside of a 9x9 baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the brownie mix, chocolate stout, egg & canola oil until there are no more lumps. Fold in the chocolate chips and mashed blackberries.

Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan. Heat the 3 tbsp of blackberry jam in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds. Pour it over top of the brownie batter, & use a butter knife or toothpick to swirl the jam into the top of the batter.

Bake for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool to at least warm before cutting.
Enjoy!

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