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The Best Boozy Red Wine Brownies

A large portion of the country is still draped in snow, and if not snow, temperatures are still low enough to have us yearning for our space heaters 24/7. But whether you’re huddled indoors or not, dessert is dessert and we’ve found the perfect one for you to pair with your latest wine club shipment...Red Wine Brownies!

So Bacchus does exist! A heavenly combination of freshly-baked brownies with rich chocolate and red wine will have your mouth watering, and will definitely leave you wondering how they disappeared so quickly. But the best part? They’re warm, they’re indulgent and you can easily pair them with a glass of red wine, a fluffy blanket and a good movie.

See, red wine brownies can turn your whole day around!

But before embarking on this exciting recipe journey into a state of bliss, we suggest using a store-bought red wine to cook with and save your monthly wine club shipments to enjoy out of the glass.

Also, we wouldn’t recommend purchasing brownie mix and just adding wine. That would probably result in a runny mess that wouldn’t cook properly. But don’t fear, the recipe for these spiked brownies is the genius creation of Sarah Fennel (see Broma Bakery for more of her recipes!) and we’ve included the ingredients and cooking method for you to try at home.

Ready for the best boozy brownies?

Red Wine Brownies:
Recipe by Sarah Fennel

• 1/2 cup unsalted butter
• 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
• 1 1/2 cups light or medium brown sugar
• 2 eggs, room temperature
• 3/4 cup cocoa powder
• 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
• 1/2 teaspoon salt
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup red wine**


1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8"x8" baking dish with parchment paper or oil.

2. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. Once melted, add in chopped chocolate, stirring constantly until the chocolate is melted completely.

3.In a standing mixer with a whisk attachment, add in brown sugar. Slowly pour melted chocolate mixture into brown sugar with the mixer running on medium speed. Add in eggs, one at a time, with the mixer still on. Beat for 30 seconds, until the color of the batter lightens just a bit.

4. Turn the mixer to low and add in cocoa powder, flour, salt, vanilla extract, and wine, beating for an additional 30 seconds.

5. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for roughly 40 mins, or until a knife inserted in the center of the brownies comes out mostly clean.

**For the red wine going into the recipe we recommend a bold red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, or robust Red Blend.

There you have it! An amazing recipe for Red Wine Brownies. Make sure to save this one because after one bite, you’ll be making it again. While you’re at it, try pairing this recipe with any of the following wines featured in our wine of the month clubs. Sign up for one of our 6 wine clubs or visit our online Wine Store to pick some of your favorites!

Cheers and Enjoy!

From our Platinum Wine Club:
Huge Bear 2011 'Knights Bridge' Cabernet SauvignonHuge Bear 2011 "Knights Bridge" Cabernet Sauvignon
94 Points + Gold Medal!

From our Garagiste Wine Club:
Troll Bridge 2010 'Password' Red BlendTroll Bridge 2010 "Password" Red Blend
Only 75 Cases Produced!

From our Pinot Noir Wine Club:
Carol Shelton 2014 Pinot NoirCarol Shelton 2014 Pinot Noir
Gold Medal!

From our Diamond Wine Club:
Matetic 2012 SyrahMatetic 2012 Syrah
97 Points + 93 Points!