Irish Coffee Blondies

irish coffee blondie recipe

This week was a doozy. On so many levels, it was just bad. I cracked my iPhone and had to replace it, I cracked a tooth and need to get a crown, William was sick, Clay was sick, things that needed to get done did not, the list goes on. And then, I remembered that tonight we lose a precious hour of sleep. Normally, this fact would make me sad. Sleeping is just about my favorite thing in the world to do, besides cook of course. It is safe to say that I am not a morning person. But now that I am a food photographer, instead of making me sad, I am thrilled to have an extra hour of sunlight! This means that I do not need to make dinner at a ridiculuosly early hour and chase the light. We can eat dinner at dinnertime, it truly is the little things in life.

I was flipping through the latest issue of Martha Stewart Living and spotted these Irish Coffee Blondies. Let’s just say that it is safer for me to indulge my Irish Coffee cravings in blondie form than to drink it. The last time I had Irish Coffee, I had some very generous pourers. Not only was I hungover the next day from drinking them, I was shaking from all of the caffeine. It was a long day. These blondies have all of the flavor of an Irish Coffee minus the headaches and the shakes.

These are easy to throw together and I had everything in the house. My kind of recipe.

  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons coffee (preferably freshly ground)
  • pinch salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Glaze:

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons Irish whiskey
  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar

irish coffee blondie recipe

Melt the butter and set aside to cool slightly. In one bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. In another bowl, whisk together brown sugar, coffee, salt, eggs, and vanilla.

irish coffee blondie recipe

Pour the melted butter into the sugar mixture, and stir.

irish coffee blondie recipe

Add the flour mixture, and stir until just combined.

irish coffee blondie recipe

Pour the batter into a 9×13 pan that has been lined with parchment paper and sprayed with cooking spray.

irish coffee blondie recipe

Sprinkle the sliced almonds all over the top of the blondies.

irish coffee blondie recipe

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 27 to 30 minutes. Let cool completely.

irish coffee blondie recipe

Make the glaze by whisking together butter, whiskey, and powdered sugar.

irish coffee blondie recipe

Drizzle glaze all over the blondies. Let sit for 1 hour.

irish coffee blondie recipe

Cut into squares and serve.

irish coffee blondie recipe

irish coffee blondie recipe

Irish Coffee Blondies

Yield: 12 bars

Irish Coffee Blondies - You don't need to wait for St. Patrick's Day to make these. Everything you love about Irish Coffee in Blondie form.

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons coffee (preferably freshly ground)
  • pinch salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Glaze:

  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 2 tablespoons Irish whiskey
  • 3/4 cup confectioners sugar

Instructions

  1. Melt the butter and set aside to cool slightly. In one bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and baking soda. In another bowl, whisk together brown sugar, coffee, salt, eggs, and vanilla.
  2. Pour the melted butter into the sugar mixture, and stir.
  3. Add the flour mixture, and stir until just combined.
  4. Pour the batter into a 9×13 pan that has been lined with parchment paper and sprayed with cooking spray.
  5. Sprinkle the sliced almonds all over the top of the blondies.
  6. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 27 to 30 minutes. Let cool completely.
  7. Make the glaze by whisking together butter, whiskey, and powdered sugar.
  8. Drizzle glaze all over the blondies. Let sit for 1 hour.
  9. Cut into squares and serve.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g
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This Post Has 52 Comments

  1. Tenille @ My Family Table

    Wow these blondies look so good! It doesn’t sound like you’ve had much fun this week, but I agree that the extra hour of daylight is something to enjoy. We’re only a few weeks away from losing daylight saving in Australia. I do miss it when it’s gone.

    1. bakedbree

      Really? I never even thought about that. I guess it makes sense though.

  2. Blog is the New Black

    Yes PLEASE! πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      Make these for St. Pat’s! They are good!

  3. Becca- Cookie Jar Treats

    I absolutely hate day light savings and the fall back whatever you call it. it whacks up my entire schedual and I never know what time it is. However, I do like the idea of extra light now that I’m getting more into photography.

    These look very yummy πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      It is the best part of davlight savings, having an extra hour is nice.

  4. Julia {The Roasted Root}

    I haven’t made breakfast yet this morning and all I can think about it sinking my teeth into one {a few} of your irish cream blondies. I love nuts in my baked goods, so I love that you put slivered almonds on top, and the glaze looks excellent. Very presentable and the recipe looks great!

    1. bakedbree

      Me too! I love the crunch. And almonds are my favorite.

  5. Tine

    They look AMAZING!

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you Tine!

  6. Cassie

    Gorgeous! Love the flavors. I’m a huge fan of blondies!

    1. bakedbree

      Me too Cassie!

  7. Deanna

    I realized today being able to take pictures of food when its fresh instead of the next day is the only perk to daylight savings. The blondies look great.

    1. bakedbree

      I have to agree. πŸ™‚

  8. cluttercafe

    I just made these, they were delicious!

  9. Purabi Naha

    Wonderful blondies! Would love to ry ou the recipe!

    1. bakedbree

      thank you! Please give it a go.

  10. Rebecca

    So when I opened my Google Reader (at 6:30 am, ouch) seeing this recipe put me in a much better mood for Monday. I’ve been searching for something other than cookies with green glaze or Guinness cupcakes with Irish Cream frosting to make this year…while those are all wonderful, I wanted something in a different direction for this St. Patrick’s Day. Anyways, I cannot wait to try these out this weekend!

    Cheers!

    1. bakedbree

      I hope that these are what you are after. Glad to help out a Monday.

  11. Breezy

    These look lovely! I’ll definitely be passing this on to my parents, they are huge fans of Irish Coffee!

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you! My grandmother calls me Breezy. πŸ™‚

  12. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

    I’ve tried making Irish cream brownies twice in the last two weeks. Maybe these Irish coffee blondies are the answer. πŸ™‚

    They sure look good and I’m sorry about the difficult week you had. At least it can only get better. Oh, and we have to wait two more weeks to “spring forward” and I can’t wait!

    1. bakedbree

      Did they not work?

      1. Erin @ Texanerin Baking

        Nope. I tried making them too “healthy.” Oh well. I learned a lesson at least. πŸ™‚

        1. bakedbree

          At least you gave it a whirl.

  13. Aimee @ ShugarySweets

    Mmm, these look fabulous!!

    1. bakedbree

      thank you Aimee!

  14. ErinCroutons

    I love when I have all of the ingredients in the house. These looks awesome!

    1. bakedbree

      I love that too! Impressed that you have Irish whiskey on standby. πŸ™‚

  15. Cookin' Canuck

    I’m sorry you had such a rough week. Hopefully you got all of the bad stuff out of the way for a long while. These blondies look utterly irresistible!

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you Dana! Can I just say how fabulous you look? Every time I see your profile picture I am blown away.

  16. Mary Brockmeyer

    wow – I have a Will and a Clay too – and also a Tommy, and yes, all their palates are wildly different…

    1. bakedbree

      You are kidding me! Not too many Clay’s around.

  17. Jennifer | Mother Thyme

    I definitely need to whip these blondies up this week to celebrate St. Patty’s Day! Last time I had Irish Coffee was when I was in Ireland about 16 years ago. They were so strong. Like you I was not feeling the best the next day; so I’ll just settle for a delicious blondie this time! πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      We should stick to eating our booze. πŸ™‚

  18. Anne

    Yum! My husband will be so excited for coffee in the blondies and the whiskey in the glaze…I’m definitely making these this weekend!

    1. bakedbree

      Sounds like my kind of guy!

  19. Angela

    this recipe looks delicious so i included it on a St. Patty’s Day blog post! I used one of your pics, gave you credit and linked it back to here. thanks! here’s the post – https://wp.me/p1cn3Q-sQ

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you Angela! And thanks for the link.

  20. Rebecca

    These were so amazing . . . I’m already thinking about what else you could put that whisky glaze on. I put a link to your recipe from my blog – after making the Irish Potatoes last year, I knew I could count on you for another perfect holiday treat πŸ™‚

    1. bakedbree

      Whiskey glaze would be good on just a vanilla bundt cake.

  21. Maggie

    Hi. I love your site. I wanted to try some of you recipes but I live in Argentina and I don’t know how many grams are in a butter stick. Is it like a 100 gr per stick? The packages are a little bit different here. I hope you get back to me soon. Thanks anyway.

    1. bakedbree

      a stick of butter is 1/2 cup or 8 ounces. I am not sure what that is in grams.

      1. Maggie

        That’s very helpful. I’ll find a converter. Thank you πŸ™‚

        1. bakedbree

          you are welcome. πŸ™‚

  22. Cindy Clogston

    I just came up on your blog today, but I’m definitely coming back. These babies are being added to my St. Paddy’s Day menu

    1. bakedbree

      Welcome Cindy! I hope that you come back soon.

  23. Angela Salerno

    Hi Bree,
    I love to bake, and try knew recipes. When i found your Blog, I just fell in love with everything about you and your style..

    I have been baking now for 30 yrs or better. I have many fans,friends that always tell me to do more with my baking. I would love to someday have a Blog of my own, and I am still learning, and having a wonderful time trying out some new, tried a nd true recipes….This Irish Coffee Blondie, will be my very next new recipe to try out for a weekend up at our good friend Lake house this weekend!!
    Thank you,
    Angela Salerno.
    P.S.
    I will let you know how they turn out!

    1. bakedbree

      Please do! Blogging is wonderful, you should start one!

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