Stout Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Brownies

stout dark chocolate sea salt brownies

This Stout Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Brownie recipe is your best friend if you are a no-fuss type  of person. No worries though, there are so many wonderful flavors in it no one will know it was so simple to make.

St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner and I always love to make a little something sweet. It can’t always be about the corned beef and cabbage right? I love to try new things in the kitchen and a couple of years ago my co-worker suggested adding beer to my corned beef recipe. Well there was a bit of beer left over. And it was just enough to add to my brownie mix. Yummy. Stout all around. I have to admit after some research i was pretty excited about the different recipes that include a bit of stout beer.

This recipe is pretty simple but it has layer upon layer of flavors. The guys made some sea salt chocolate chip cookies last week so I wanted to play with those flavors a bit. The addition of sea salt really compliments the dark chocolate. Then add even more flavor with the stout. Oh my. It’s absolutely delicious.

There are so many different types of stouts out there that would work so well with this recipe. You can use a chocolate stout or a coffee stout with this Stout Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Brownie recipe. Be adventurous! Ooooo. Have a stout brownie St. Patty’s party. Okay, ok. That might be a bit too much. But you get what I mean.

Stout Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Brownies

Makes 12 brownies


  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup raw almonds, chopped (optional)
  • 1 1/2 sticks butter, melted
  • 12 ounces stout
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Tools: large bowl, baking spoon, 9×13 oblong pan




Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Line cake pan with parchment paper or foil. Grease paper well with cooking oil or melted butter.

Mix all the dry ingredients together (chocolate and walnuts too). Set aside.

In a sauce pan melt the butter, then slowly add the beer to warm it up. Stir occasionally. Set mixture aside.

Beat eggs and add to the dry ingredients. Stir gently.

Add butter stout mixture and the vanilla and stir until all ingredients are well incorporated (do not over mix).


Transfer brownie to cake pan (tap gently to even out batter) and bake for 30 – 35 min.

Let cool off completely before cutting into squares.

Serve with milk or your favorite stout beer. How are you going to have your brownies?

If you like this recipe, let me know. You can tag me on Instagram @els.kitchencomforts or visit the El’s Kitchen Comforts page on Facebook. Or just leave a comment below. Whatever works for you. Are you going to have some people over for St. Patty’s Day?



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