Bailey's Irish Cream Brownies
Baileys Irish Cream Brownies have a real deep chocolate flavor and are moist and delicious. They are the perfect fudgy brownie to celebrate with on St. Patrick’s day (or any day for that matter!). I suggest pairing a brownie up with a shot of Bailey’s for that after dinner dessert!

Bailey's Irish Cream Brownies

I am a big fan of Bailey’s Irish Cream, however, I mainly drink it only in coffee or bake with it. Because I love it, I always end up with a big bottle over the holidays with the intent to make a Chocolate Cupcakes with Bailey’s Irish Cream Frosting or Irish Cream Pound Cake with it. This year I felt the need to make something different with it, so when I came across this recipe for brownies with Baileys, I was all over it!

Bailey's Irish Cream Brownies

This is another Cooking Light recipe that I adapted it to fit what ingredients I had in my kitchen! It turned out really fudgy and you could detect the flavor of the Irish Cream in the brownie. The nutrition information included is for the ingredients I used in the recipe and they still turned out fairly low in calories for a sinfully delicious chocolate treat!

Bailey's Irish Cream Brownies

This recipe will make 16 brownies. If you’re not watching your waistline, feel free to cut them as big as you want, but 16 brownies, is the serving size for a portion controlled serving :).

Bailey's Irish Cream Brownies

I had fun with these brownies and went for the gusto and served it up after dinner with a shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream Liquor! 

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Bailey's Irish Cream Brownies

These Irish Cream Brownies would also repurpose well into a cake pop! Just sub the brownie itself for the cake my Irish Cream Cake Pop recipe! The cake pop is originally made with a yellow cake, but there is nothing wrong with using this chocolate brownie instead. Especially if you have some chocolate fans around. 


Bailey's Irish Cream Brownies

Irish Cream Brownies

Baileys Irish Cream Brownies have a real deep chocolate flavor and are moist and delicious. They are the perfect fudgy brownie to celebrate with on St. Patrick’s day (or any day for that matter!). You can make it even more special by  pairing one up with a shot of Bailey’s for that after dinner dessert!
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Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bailey’s Irish Cream Brownies, brownie, Brownies, Irish, Irish cream, Irish cream brownies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 16 brownies
Calories: 158kcal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup semisweet sugar free chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup Baileys Irish Cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Cooking spray


  • 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 8-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Cool on a wire rack.


Serving: 1brownie | Calories: 158kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g

About the Author: Shelby Law Ruttan

Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.


  1. Creative One January 24, 2009 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    Pictures look awesome Shelby!

  2. Linda January 24, 2009 at 12:52 pm - Reply

    I’m afraid my portion wouldn’t be 3 points, as I would have to cut it larger. 🙂

  3. CookiePie January 24, 2009 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    This might be my favorite of your wonderful brownie ideas! How can I apply for a job in your office?? 🙂

  4. HoneyB January 24, 2009 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    Thanks Amanda!

    Linda, even two wouldn’t hurt ;o)

    Beth! I would rather come work with YOU! Your job sounds much more exciting!

  5. Ingrid January 24, 2009 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    I’m having a lot of fun with brownies. I’m not sure though that I’m done.

    Love the photo of the brownie on top of the glass of milk! I need to try and be more creative with my photos! They’re borrrrrrrring!

  6. HoneyB January 24, 2009 at 2:18 pm - Reply

    hehe…Ingrid…that is a shot glass with Irish Cream Liquor! ;o)

  7. pigpigscorner January 24, 2009 at 3:21 pm - Reply

    Looks really fudgy! Sounds great with Irish cream.

  8. averagebetty January 24, 2009 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    How can an Irish girl not love this brownie!

  9. Jessie January 24, 2009 at 4:55 pm - Reply

    Oh yes please! How about I make dinner and you bring dessert? YUM!

    a.k.a. The Hungry Mouse

  10. Sharon January 24, 2009 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    Irish cream and chocolate is a heavenly combo. …and they’re light? You’re amazing!

  11. Reeni♥ January 24, 2009 at 5:46 pm - Reply

    They look so moist and fudgy, yummy!

  12. noble pig January 24, 2009 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    Oh geez, this sounds right up there with the jr. mint one. Oh lord I am done for here.

  13. Peabody January 24, 2009 at 6:30 pm - Reply

    Those look fantastic!!!

  14. Cristine January 24, 2009 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    Great looking brownies! Now I need some chocolate!

  15. Brownies for Dinner January 24, 2009 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Yum! All of the brownie recipes you’ve posted have looked so good 🙂 I will have to try some soon.

  16. Kevin January 24, 2009 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    So many brownies so little time… These ones sound really good!

  17. Maya January 24, 2009 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    I will be dreaming about this 🙂

  18. Gera @ SweetsFoods January 24, 2009 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Really Shelby you are making to dream yummy brownies…this is heavenly!!! If it were possible, I can drink Baileys instead of water….;)

  19. Katypi January 24, 2009 at 9:24 pm - Reply

    I’m not a brownie fan, but that looks good. I would like a big bite!

  20. Tangled Noodle January 24, 2009 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    You forgot an important part of the recipe: 1 shot of Bailey’s for the brownie-baker between each step! 8-D

  21. Sara January 25, 2009 at 12:52 am - Reply

    These look amazing – can you believe I’ve never had irish cream before?

  22. Femin Susan January 25, 2009 at 2:04 am - Reply

    what all yummy dishes or snacks did I see today.I don’t think unless I make these my tongue would stop watering.

  23. Bob January 25, 2009 at 2:26 am - Reply

    Oh man, I love Baileys! Those would go great with the hot chocolate I made a while ago, it had Baileys too. Heh. It, on the other hand, would break your WW points. Way too much cream. 🙂

  24. Esi January 25, 2009 at 3:44 am - Reply

    Oh wow!! A few years ago, my friend brought me some Irish cream from Ireland and I had no idea what to do with it because I don’t drink it, but I wish I had this brownie recipe back then!

  25. Leslie January 25, 2009 at 3:50 am - Reply

    mmmm..brownies and only 3 points!! SCORE!!

  26. Val January 25, 2009 at 4:24 am - Reply

    Silly me. I was just using the leftover Bailey’s as coffee creamer. (Not every day, just the ones when it’s under 30* outside). These brownies will be great with my.. my.. ummm coffee. mmmmmmm.

  27. The Food Site January 25, 2009 at 9:24 am - Reply

    It sure do looks good. And it’s cooking light too. Added to my TBT (to be tried) list…

  28. Donna-FFW January 25, 2009 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    These are soo my kind of Brownie, actually anything with Baileys is up my alley!! Thanks for sharing.

  29. Knitty January 25, 2009 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    I would not have guessed that could be a reasonable WW recipe with Bailey’s in it! Thanks for posting this!

  30. Passionate About Baking January 25, 2009 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    WHOA…those look delish! Very very yum!

  31. 5 Star Foodie January 25, 2009 at 4:36 pm - Reply

    What a great idea to add Irish cream in those delicious brownies! Yum!

  32. Daily Spud January 25, 2009 at 7:10 pm - Reply

    Can’t argue with a little bit of Baileys!

  33. Carrie January 26, 2009 at 3:52 am - Reply

    I am extremely jealous of all these brownies you have been baking.

  34. Megan January 27, 2009 at 5:06 am - Reply

    These look great! I usually make black and tan brownies (with Guinness) for St. Patrick’s Day. I might have to try these instead this year!

  35. eatme_delicious January 28, 2009 at 1:22 am - Reply

    Yummy!! I’m saving this recipe since you said you can taste the Irish Cream. I’ve only baked once with Irish Cream and was disappointed that you could barely taste it (an Irish cream cheesecake).

  36. Sara January 29, 2009 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Irish cream and chocolate! This sounds fantastic.

  37. Erin January 30, 2009 at 2:08 am - Reply

    These look yummy! I love Irish cream!

  38. Aggie February 1, 2009 at 12:33 am - Reply

    I would so love one of these tonight!!! YUM

  39. Dazy June 18, 2009 at 10:17 am - Reply

    I suppose it's very rich in cream. I'm making this tomorrow. I think I'll try to shoot it, but I don't think it will be as pretty as your picture!

  40. pegasuslegend March 2, 2010 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    those looks luscious awesome idea will try for sure~

  41. Diana's Cocina March 2, 2010 at 3:04 pm - Reply

    Irish cream , chocolate and only 3 points. I will have 2 please! Did I tell you, Baileys and I are really good friends. LOL!

  42. maggie March 6, 2012 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    Hi there! These are delicious! I'm featuring them on my blog in a compilation of Irish recipes for St. Paddy's. Thank you!!

  43. Andrew's Mom March 10, 2012 at 11:57 am - Reply


  44. Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen March 10, 2012 at 5:58 pm - Reply

    Oh yum, these look SO good Shelby! Cooking Light has just got so many amazing recipes. Thanks for sharing.

  45. Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen March 10, 2012 at 10:49 pm - Reply

    I'd love one of those brownies right about now, they look so rich and moist!

  46. marla March 17, 2012 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    These are so dreamy! Happy St. Patrick's Day!

  47. Anonymous October 29, 2019 at 6:07 am - Reply


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