We have been entertaining a bit this weekend, and I always like to have a sweet treat around after we eat. Most of the time we don’t do big dinners – we just do multiple small plates that everyone shares. I love it this way – we get a little of everything, and I get to cook many different dishes to enjoy.

I really wanted to make a chocolate dessert, but went back and forth for days on what to make. I wanted something simple, but decadent. Something that would require the least amount of work and the largest amount of butter.

I decided on my oooey gooey fudgey brownies, and added a big splash of Bailey’s. That was after few swigs from the bottle, of course. I think we all know that chocolate + Bailey’s is a fabulous combination.

Bailey’s always reminds me of special occasions. Growing up, it would always be served after a party or event, or on a holiday. Not that I would personally know, because it’s not like I secretly drank Bailey’s when I was 13 or anything. Or 15. Or 18.

The brownies came out perfectly – so moist and fudgey, with just a hint of Bailey’s. An amazing addition would be a scoop of coffee ice cream.

I actually have some coffee ice cream in my freezer. It’s stuck somewhere in there with 7 bags of Trader Joe’s chicken and 10 bags of frozen veggies that I keep hoping I will someday eat.

I’m sure it will happen one day – if I am abducted by aliens.

For now, I’ll just keep piling things into the freezer until my husband has another nervous breakdown about how unorganized it is.

While I skipped the ice cream this time, the brownie just wasn’t complete without a glass on Bailey’s on the side. I actually dunked the brownie into the Bailey’s. That was incredible. Wisest thing I’ve ever done.

Well, besides the first time I ever dunked a french fry in gravy. That was wise.

Don’t judge.

Bailey’s Brownies

1 stick unsalted butter

2-3 squares baking chocolate

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur

Preheat oven to 350.

Melt butter and baking sqaures in a microwave safe bowl. In the mixing bowl, cream melted butter and chocolate mixture. Add in sugar and vanilla and beat until fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add in eggs, beating one at a time. Add flour and stir just until combined. Stir in Bailey’s.

Pour into greased 9 x 13 baking dish (I used a 10 x 10 square cake pan).  Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until just barely done.

You guys need to make these. I can’t go on if you don’t try them. I need someone else to relish in their deliciousness with me. And I need someone else to spend their Sunday morning watching ‘The World’s Sexiest Bodies’ on E! while surrounded in a pile of brownie crumbs.

It’s perfectly normal and very motivating. I promise.

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