St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Recipe: Irish Creme Swirled Brownies

So many of you know I am not Irish only married to an Irish man and have some Italian-Irish children. Talk about clashing of fiery personalities!! I am wondering if the leprechauns are out after me because everything I tried to do this week in preparation for an surprise Irish Dinner for the family, things have gone array. St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Recipe:  Irish Creme Swirled Brownies

Irish Cream dessert, Leprechauns

First I was unloading my car from my trip to Trader Joe’s, where I received my inspiration for the meal. They really marketed that well. I opened my trunk and boom the 6 pack of Harpoon Beer crashed onto the driveway. Only 2 bottles were saved. Why couldn’t it have been the corned beef?

Secondly, when I stopped by the grocery store to pick up a few items for this recipe I forgot to buy some new beer. I asked the cashier if I could leave my bag of paid groceries at the check out and come back with my beer. When I came back someone had taken the bag….

Last but not least, or at least I hope so…I made my first batch of the Irish Cream Swirled Brownies last night. I had them on the counter to cool. I came back and they were gone. One guilty Golden retriever panting about her acquisition. I am sure she will be paying for that all day….

So here I am attempt #2 at this super easy and great last minute St. Patrick’s Day Dessert. The second one did not come out as great, at least the swirl topping was not even evident… 

I guess this is punishment for all the tricks I have played on my kids each St. Patrick’s Day. This year the Leprechauns trap is definitely going out and I may make another one outside just in case!! I want to catch this menace.

I regress I made these super easy brownies also using a new product from Reynolds, the pan lining paper. This is not a required post for my contest, but I really wanted to share this with you. To see how to use Pan Lining Paper Paper properly check out this Video. It made clean up a breeze and cutting even easier. The only tip I have is be careful covering a metal pan, the sharp corners can cause the paper to tear.

I got the inspiration for this recipefrom the Peppermint Brownies from December. You can find the recipe here.

Irish Cream Swirled Brownies Recipe

  • 1 package (family-size) fudge brownie mix ( I used dark chocolate) and prepared the fudgy recipe.
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened (you can always put in micowave for 30 seconds if you forget to put it out)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/4 cup Irish cream liqueur or Torani syrup which I used
  • 1 egg


  • Prepare brownie mix as directed on package, adding vanilla. Reserve 1/2 cup batter. Spread remaining batter in greased 9-inch square baking pan or one lined in foil or pan lining paper
  • Beat cream cheese, flour and sugar in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add Irish cream liqueur or syrup and egg. beat until well blended. Pour over brownie layer in pan. Drop reserved 1/2 cup batter by spoonfuls over cream cheese layer. Cut through batter with knife several times for marble effect.
  • Bake as directed on package for 9-inch square baking pan. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into squares. 

FOR MORE GREAT RECIPES check out the ST. Patrick’s Day Craft and Recipe Recap found here.
Do you have some good leprechaun ideas for kids?

What do you think of these St. Patrick’s Day Dessert Recipe:  Irish Creme Swirled Brownies 


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  1. Hope your luck is improving! But at least you have delicious brownies. Those look so yummy!

  2. Wow, you really had some bad luck. The second batch looks yummy 🙂

  3. Well, who was the trick played on–lol– they look good to me and I am going to try to do them myself…they always say the 3rd time is the charm—what do you say???Are you going to give it another that a boy try???– Good luck if you do– hope mine turn out!

  4. Those look SO yummy, guess what I’ll be making tomorrow 🙂

  5. That sucks about the beer! At least the brownies turned out awesome!

  6. Boy do they look yummy 🙂 Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  7. sorry about your luck—the brownies do look great!!!

  8. I could so enjoy a pan of these… any day!