Bailey's Irish Cream Brownie Buttons









Bailey's Irish Cream Brownie Buttons

6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon espresso powder
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 large egg
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Frosting:
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 teaspoons Bailey's Irish Cream liqueur
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; remove pan from heat and stir in chocolate chips and espresso powder until melted and well combined.

In a small mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together cream cheese and Bailey's until well combined.

In a medium sized mixing bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together egg and granulated sugar until well combined. Whisk in melted chocolate mixture and cream cheese mixture until well combined. Stir in flour mixture until just combined; working in batches using a mini ice cream scoop, divide batter into 34 mini muffin liners that are placed on sheet pans. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until puffed and set; cool completely.

To make the frosting, in a medium sized mixing bowl, using a mixer on medium speed, beat together butter, confectioners's sugar, Bailey's and vanilla extract until well combined and creamy - about 1-2 minutes. Pipe or schmear frosting onto brownie cups.

Makes 34 mini brownie bites

64 comments:

  1. So happy for you! Brownies are a nice way to celebrate. And sans frosting -- are you sure you are feeling alright??

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  2. I was the opposite with Lucky Charms - I'd eat all the marshmallows first, and THEN the cereal grains, haha ;-)

    Lovely brownie treats!! Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

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  3. Happy St. Patrick's Day! Hope you're feeling lucky today. Perfect recipe to celebrate...lucky charms do remind me of childhood. I would pick out the marshmallows and eat those straight out the bag. They would make nice toppings for your brownie buttons :)

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  4. I can't wait to hear your exciting news Emiline although I am sre we have guessed. Lets' all celebrtae with cupcakes!!

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  5. Are you sure you're not Irish, you know what they say about their luck. Glad to hear you are packing your bags, was wondering what the result of that was. Go girl!

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  6. These are so cute - I'm more of a frosting person than a cake person, so I love the ones with the big swirl on top!

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  7. I like your cereal eating method ;)! Again, have fun in NY! :D

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  8. Those look INSANELY fantastic! I just made baileys chocolate cream cupcakes today too! Great minds! ;)

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  9. Happy St. Patty's day to you too! the brownies look really good!

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  10. 1. Those look adorable

    2. Best Lucky Charms eating method ever!

    3. Yay!!! :)

    NAOmni

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  11. Congrats to you Emily! I can't wait to hear what is up and coming with you...please keep us posted asap!!! The brownies look wonderful. LOVE Bailey's Irish Cream...

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  12. Brownies and Booze? What could be better? Congrats!

    Jenna (KaTom!)

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  13. Oh my lord these look freakin AMAZING!!!!! yum!

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  14. I am crazy for never have eaten Lucky Charms? These little brownies sound great. Happy St. Patty's day.

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  15. YAY - congrats!! I knew you'd win and I'm so excited for you and can't wait to hear all about it! The brownies look delicious!

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  16. Austin Powers movie- "They're always after me lucky charms".. Thought I'd laughing...

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  17. haha! I eat Lucky Charms the same way but I haven't had them in forever... mmm... maybe I should splurge soon... can you send me a little brownie my way? those look great!

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  18. Hey Emily, Happy St. Patrick's Day to you as well!!
    Those cupcakes look so irresistible and oh so beautiful.
    Cheers,
    elra

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  19. sounds like someone won the contest in which I voted (numerous times)! GO YOU!!!

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  20. So you're heading back this way? Can I assume we all voted enough? Have an awesome trip.

    Love this recipe. Chocolate+Baileys=2Delicious!

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  21. Congrats on whatever you're so happy about! Enjoy it, especially with these brownies. They look fabulous. Happy St. Patrick's Day!

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  22. That's EXACTLY how I ate my Lucky Charms and they WERE Lucky Charms, not any bogus pretenders.

    Beautiful pictures. Yummy recipe.

    Celebrate! And it had nothing to do with luck!

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  23. They are so very cute! I love the frosting, I can never get mine to look like that! What is the trick? I am feeling gleeful just like you, I may bust into my irish jig if you are going where I think you are next week!

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  24. i posted about cereal today, too. alas, lucky charms didn't make in onto my top five...truthfully, i'd rather just stuff a big marshmallow in my mouth. it's fun. :)

    but, as always, the brownie buttons look great! happy st. patty's!

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  25. Those look devine! They're as cute as a button!

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  26. I would eat Lucky Charms the exact same way. I think I would gag if I ate them now though, all that sugar!

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  27. CONGRATS!!!! That's wonderful and good luck on the second round!
    ~ingrid

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  28. congrats girl! these sound great. i love buttercream icing!

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  29. Haha!We also ate the Marshmallow Mateys, though after a while my mom got wise to the fact that my brother was picking all the marshmallows out of the bag and we stopped getting them...

    Yum, Bailey's brownies. (We've been making Bailey's ice cream at work lately.) I could eat the crap outta these... maybe with an Irish coffee.

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  30. YAAAAAY!!!!! you won!! i'm so excited for you!!!

    these brownies sound delicious. i'm glad one of us used baileys! i got lazy and just bought store ice cream (which, shockingly, didn't contain a shred of alcohol!!)

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  31. congratulations, emily--i knew you'd win. and for the record, i ate and still eat me lucky charms the same way. :)

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  32. Brownies and Bailey's-it doesn't get any better than that! Happy St. Patrick's Day, happy-girl!

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  33. These look great! I love minis. Somehow I feel less guilty!

    ;) amy

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  34. Oooohhh..I hope your news involves Tom and Top Chef. Be watching April 6 on Bravotv.com!

    I love Bailey's Irish Cream - this have to be fabulous!

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  35. YAY! It sounds like a congrats is in order!!!! I can't wait to hear more details. Happy St. Patty's--and cheers to saving the marshmallows in the cereal for last. These brownie buttons look fabulous!

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  36. wow. i think i would die if i had a taste of the bailey's brownies.

    and when i was little, my mother refused to let me have lucky charms. or any cereal with color, for that matter. *sigh*.

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  37. Oh mah goooooodness! Congrats! Can't wait to see how you do. Just believe in yourself and know that we do too.

    Btw, I JUST bought FlaxPlus Pumpkin Raisin Crunch today. I hadn't had it in years, saw it and felt the "urge". It was purring at me in all its whole grainy goodness. It was like a dirty nun. Couldn't resist it.

    :) Have fun in NY.

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  38. YeeHa!!! Soo happy for you!

    The brownies are very cute, I'd be popping them in my mouth as soon as they came out of the oven.

    Can you believe that I didn't like lucky charms as a kid? Frosted Flakes were my thing...I thought they were GRRRRRRRREAT! HAHAHA!

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  39. Absolutely beautiful! I like the crispy-looking crust of your brownies.
    And congratulations - I'm so excited to see where it takes you :)

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  40. Happy St. Pats! Baked goods with booze are always at the top of my list.

    I haven't had Lucky Charms in years either. There was always something endearing about the funky colored milk it left in its wake!

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  41. GREAT way to celebrate st. patty's day :) and i always ate the marshmallows first!!

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  42. I have left you something on my blog :)

    NAOmni

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  43. this is just too adorable. I'd gobble them up so much that I'd get tipsy!
    happy st. Patrick's day!

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  44. I'm just a smidge late -- but Happy St. Pats to you! These delicious buttons look amazing. Can't beat these flavors together!

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  45. CONGRATS!!! Adorable brownies!

    If you just so happen to be going to NYC... give a shout! You're welcome to come by one of our photo shoots for the magazine, if you like :)

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  46. Ohh, see? These, you could eat like ten of, and it wouldn't count because they're just bites.

    You don't need luck when you have talent. :)

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  47. cute and delicious1 such a nice treat. I would prefer them wwithout frosting I think. I love bailey's

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  48. Ooh...they look great! And congrats!

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  49. I know you won - didn't you? You had to. And now you're packing your bags and off to the bright lights. Well done, Em.

    As for the Bailey's Brownie Buttons, what can I say? Positively sublime.

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  50. Happy late St-Patricks Day!!! Those treats look so yummie:)!!!! MMMMMM....

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  51. Congrats again on the big victory, that's what twice in one year you get to go to New York on someone else's dime? Too cool!

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  52. Any recipe with the word button is a winner to me! They are super cute!

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  53. How cute these little buttons look! The frosting looks so yummy.

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  54. Ain't these just the cutest? Enjoy NYC!!!!

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  55. These look great. Just found your blog and read about the recipe showdown - HOW COOL. Put you in my google reader =)

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  56. These are soooooo cute! It's funny how, even photographed on their own, you can tell they're teeny!

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  57. Are you coming back to NYC?? Maybe you've already left again :( If you are here or are coming I'll take you out and buy you a beer!

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