Mar 13
2011

Irish Cream Cheesecake Fudge Brownie Recipe, Plus a New Look

Irish Cream Cheesecake-Marbled Fudge Brownie Recipe

Welcome to the new home of Cookin’ Canuck. Please be sure to bookmark the new address so you can visit me again.

I am very excited to be sporting a new look and hope that the added features will be functional for you. This update has been in the works for awhile and I give all the credit to my fabulous designer, Christy Broxton. Be sure to check out the easy-to-use Recipe Index and the new FAQ section in the tabs at the top.

Of course, you are here for a recipe, perhaps something you can make in anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day. So let’s get on with it.

These brownies were born from a desire to tip my green top hat to St. Paddy and his Irish countrymen. Well, I don’t actually have a green top hat, but I can throw back a pint of Guinness with the best of them. That should count for something. If you are looking for a cake-y brownie, you have come to the wrong place. These brownies have a moist, fudge-like consistency that will curb your chocolate craving in just a few bites. The cheesecake layer, spiked with a healthy dose of Bailey’s Irish Cream, is swirled into the brownie batter before baking and lends a fragrant decadent touch to this dessert.

I won’t bore you with the details, but let’s just say that I have had a strong aversion to Bailey’s ever since a misguided teenaged overindulgence. It’s a testament to the wonderful flavor of these brownies when I say that Bailey’s is creeping back into my good books.

The recipe:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Line a 9- by 13-inch metal baking pan with foil, edges overlapping the pan.  Grease foil with butter or cooking spray.

In a large saucepan set over low heat, combine unsalted butter, and semisweet and unsweetened chocolate.  Stir frequently until the mixture is smooth.

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Remove saucepan from heat and whisk in sugar, vanilla extract, and salt.  Whisk in eggs, one at a time.  Fold in flour.

Transfer batter to prepared pan and smooth the top.

Cheesecake batter:

In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth.  Beat in Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur and egg yolk.

 

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Dollop the cheesecake batter over the brownie batter. Using a knife or metal offset spatula, swirl the cheesecake batter with the top layer of the brownie batter.

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Bake until the cheesecake batter is just set in the center and a toothpick inserter in the center of the brownies comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 30 to 35 minutes.  Cool completely in pan.  Chill in fridge for at least 1 hour.  Using the overhanging foil, lift the brownies out of the pan.  Cut and serve.  They are best served cold.

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Other brownie recipes:

Baking Bites’ Raspberry Cheesecake Brownies
Smitten Kitchen’s Cheesecake-Marbled Brownies
Almost Bourdain’s Chocolate Cheesecake Brownies
Green Gourmet Giraffe’s Pumpkin Cheesecake Brownies

Irish Cream Cheesecake-Marbled Fudge Brownies
Basic brownie recipe from Bon Appetit Magazine

Brownie batter:
3/4 cup (1 1/2 stick) unsalted butter, cut into 1-inch pieces
7 oz. semisweet chocolate, chopped
3 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp salt
4 large eggs
1 cup all-purpose flour

Cheesecake batter:
12 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/3 cup plus 2 tbsp granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/4 cup Bailey’s Irish cream liqueur

Brownie:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a 9- by 13-inch metal baking pan with foil, edges overlapping the pan. Grease foil with butter or cooking spray.

In a large saucepan set over low heat, combine unsalted butter, and semisweet and unsweetened chocolate. Stir frequently until the mixture is smooth. Remove saucepan from heat and whisk in sugar, vanilla extract, and salt. Whisk in eggs, one at a time. Fold in flour.

Transfer batter to prepared pan and smooth the top.

Cheesecake:
In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese and sugar with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in Bailey’s Irish Cream liqueur and egg yolk.

Dollop the cheesecake batter over the brownie batter. Using a knife or metal offset spatula, swirl the cheesecake batter with the top layer of the brownie batter.

Bake until the cheesecake batter is just set in the center and a toothpick inserter in the center of the brownies comes out with a few moist crumbs attached, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely in pan. Using the overhanging foil, lift the brownies out of the pan.  Chill in fridge for at least 1 hour. Cut and serve. They are best served cold.

Makes about 30 brownies.

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{ 82 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kathy - Panini Happy March 13, 2011 at 10:55 pm

Congrats on the great new look! And these brownies sound just divine.

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2 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 14, 2011 at 8:31 am

Thank you, Kathy.

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3 Laurie @SimplyScratch March 13, 2011 at 11:15 pm

Looks beautiful!! Love the new site!

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4 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 14, 2011 at 8:30 am

Thank you.

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5 Buttercreambarbie Tia March 13, 2011 at 11:24 pm

Wowza, they look amazing. sooo professional and sooo tasty! great job fellow Canuck :)

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6 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 14, 2011 at 8:30 am

Thanks so much.

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7 claudia lamascolo/aka pegasuslegend March 14, 2011 at 5:15 am

I am a huge baileys fan and just made some of it. This is the perfect recipe to try it out on … I love the addition of the green cup in the background just gorgeous presentation…. have a great St Paddy’s Day~

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8 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 14, 2011 at 8:30 am

Homemade Bailey’s? Now that’s something I can get ehind.

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9 Barbara @ Modern Comfort Food March 14, 2011 at 5:33 am

This looks simply heavenly for St. Patrick’s Day, Dara, or any day for that matter. To get a taste of Irish cream, cheese cake, and brownies in every bite … oh my! Love the new look of your site, and am updating my bookmark for you now.

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10 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 14, 2011 at 8:30 am

Thank you, Barbara. These brownies were lots of fun to dream up (and to eat).

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11 Katrina March 14, 2011 at 6:13 am

I love the new website! Your new recipe index is so easy to navigate, and I especially like that I don’t have to navigate away to leave comments.

Also, I love these cheesecake bars! They look so tasty :)

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12 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 14, 2011 at 8:29 am

Oh, good! My goal was to make the site as functional as possible. I’m glad to hear it’s working for you.

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13 megan @ whatmegansmaking March 14, 2011 at 7:48 am

I love the new design! I am doing a blog redesign in the next few months and I love your simple clean design – very professional :)

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14 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 14, 2011 at 8:28 am

Thanks so much. I was really pleased with how it turned out. Christy is wonderful to work with.

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15 Pretend Chef March 14, 2011 at 7:56 am

That is my kind of brownie! Yummy!

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16 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 14, 2011 at 8:28 am

They are disappearing quickly in our house.

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17 Barbara Bakes March 14, 2011 at 8:13 am

Great new look. I especially love the pretty recipe index. Gorgeous brownies.

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18 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 14, 2011 at 8:27 am

Thank you, Barbara! I was really happy with how the recipe index turned out.

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19 Brandie March 14, 2011 at 8:30 am

I do love the new look. I’m with Barbara – love th recipe index!!
These look gorgeous!!! Of course, everything you make is gorgeous and I always have such good luck with all your recipes.

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20 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 14, 2011 at 9:37 am

Aww, thank you, Brandie.

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21 Tyler March 14, 2011 at 8:42 am

You had me at Irish Cream. These sounds and look amazing. Can’t wait to try them!

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22 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 14, 2011 at 9:37 am

Yes, the Irish cream definitely puts these over the top.

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23 Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen March 14, 2011 at 8:48 am

LOVING YOUR NEW LOOK! Woo-hoo!! And what a way to celebrate with these delicious looking brownies!! Wow!! ♥- Katrina

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24 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 14, 2011 at 9:38 am

Thanks, Katrina. I’m really happy with the new look.

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25 Lori @ RecipeGirl March 14, 2011 at 9:01 am

Your blog looks beautiful! Yay for Wordpress!

Ok, so you’re not gonna believe this… a recipe very similar to this one is on my list of things to bake today!! Great minds, right? Maybe I’ll have to come up w/ something else :)

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26 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 14, 2011 at 9:38 am

Bake away, my friend. I can’t wait to see your version using these flavors.

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27 Jenny Flake March 14, 2011 at 9:07 am

Love the new look here Dara, you will grow to LOVE the wordpress switch! Double yum on the brownies!! xoxo

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28 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 14, 2011 at 9:39 am

I already love it, though I’m sure I’ve just touched the tip of the iceberg.

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29 Ethan March 14, 2011 at 9:11 am

Lookin good Dara! Congrats on the new site!

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30 Briana March 14, 2011 at 9:37 am

Irish cream, cheesecake and brownie flavors all in one = a to die for brownie!!! I cannot wait to try these! Your new site is great!!! :)

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31 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 14, 2011 at 1:43 pm

The flavors worked really well. A great treat for St. Paddy’s Day.

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32 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 14, 2011 at 9:39 am

Thanks so much, Ethan.

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33 marla March 14, 2011 at 11:17 am

I am all about these gorgeous fudgey brownies and your blog re-design. I much prefer the booze in cakes & treats these days. Congrats on the great improvements to you blog :) xo

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34 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 14, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Thanks, Marla. I hear you – my body handles liqueurs far better when surrounded by chocolate.

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35 RavieNomNoms March 14, 2011 at 11:27 am

Wow, the new look is awesome! I really like it and these cheesecake brownies?! Holy heaven those look amazing…just wow

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36 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 14, 2011 at 1:44 pm

I appreciate that.

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37 Steph@stephsbitebybite March 14, 2011 at 11:37 am

Would it be a bad thing if I started licking ym screen? Because that’s exactly what I want to do right now! Awesome job!

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38 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 14, 2011 at 1:44 pm

As long as it’s your screen and note mine. =)

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39 Lindsay @Eat, Knit, Grow March 14, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Yum! those look amazing! Love the bailey’s!

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40 Belinda @zomppa March 14, 2011 at 12:26 pm

Beautiful brownie and love the new look!

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41 Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen March 14, 2011 at 12:53 pm

These look incredable! I made a similar batch of Irish cream cheesecake brownies this weekend and they were incredible. You can’t go wrong with cheesecake brownies! :)

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42 Jean (Lemons and Anchovies) March 14, 2011 at 1:08 pm

Your blog was beautiful before but I really like the new look, too. I’m working on a redesign of mine and these days it feels like the work will never be done! It’s really like redecorating a house–everything has to be just so. Fabulous job on yours. :-)

Your cheesecake brownies are a nice tribute to St. Patrick’s Day. Would love to taste these…and soon!

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43 Sprinkled With Flour March 14, 2011 at 1:20 pm

I love your new design! It’s wonderful! These cheesecake marbled brownies sound to die for, so gooey and rich. Definitely perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day treat:)

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44 melissa@IWasBornToCook March 14, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Design looks great…and so do the brownies :)

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45 Kristen March 14, 2011 at 1:36 pm

Love the new look and love those brownies!

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46 Maria March 14, 2011 at 2:12 pm

Love the new look Dara! Congrats!

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47 Nell March 14, 2011 at 2:18 pm

I have a bottle of Irish Cream waiting for me to make something else with it.. ummm I still have time and the cheesecake I made is gone… now you got me thinking!

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48 Delishhh March 14, 2011 at 2:43 pm

Dara – your new site looks fabulous. I LOVE IT. Such a great job. And these fabulous Irish Cream Brownies are just too dangersou. I am a huge Irish Cream and Bailey fan – just a glass of that is dessert :)

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49 Winnie March 14, 2011 at 2:53 pm

I have always loved your site but the new look is spectacular! Congrats…and the brownies look fab, too :)

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50 Jen of My Tiny Oven March 14, 2011 at 2:55 pm

The new site looks GREAT!! love it!
Can’t wait to try your pink grapefruit quick bread! YUM!

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51 Jessica @ How Sweet March 14, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Love the new look Dara! And these brownies look delicious.

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52 Sara @CaffeIna March 14, 2011 at 3:31 pm

I love the new look of the blog. Very clean and functional.
I also love the Irish cream addition to the cheesecake batter :) Finally some brownies for grown ups only :)

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53 Tracy March 14, 2011 at 3:38 pm

Oh goodness do these sound amazing, YUM. I love your new look too!!

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54 Cari March 14, 2011 at 3:57 pm

LOVE the new look Dara! Very classy. And those cheesecake brownies are to die for! YUM!

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55 Kankana March 14, 2011 at 4:03 pm

NICE! The look .. the recipe .. both !

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56 Tiffany March 14, 2011 at 4:16 pm

I love the inclusion of Baileys!

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57 Island Vittles March 14, 2011 at 4:24 pm

These look like the perfect St. Patrick’s Day treat!

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58 Jennifer (Savor) March 14, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Looking good my friend!!

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59 Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking March 14, 2011 at 5:09 pm

The new design is just lovely! Clean, simple and full of color. Great job, Dara! I’m sure it took a lot of hard work and decision making, but it looks really, truly great. Thanks for sharing this recipe and your new look! :)

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60 Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen March 14, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Love the new design it looks beautiful! What a brownie, I love Bailey’s Irish Cream and I am sure I could devour a whole pan of these!

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61 Susan March 14, 2011 at 9:52 pm

Love the new look! And, I really want to lick my screen right now!

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62 Chef and Steward March 15, 2011 at 2:23 am

Let us add our voices to the throng to say …”We are loving the new look!” Great pics too and the user experience is even better. Great job!

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63 fooddreamer March 15, 2011 at 4:08 am

The new site looks wonderful, I look forward to seeing more on it. But of course, I really am here for the brownies! ;)

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64 Medeja March 15, 2011 at 4:47 am

Chocolate with chocolate.. I like this cheesecake :)

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65 The Chocolate Priestess March 15, 2011 at 7:12 am

Looks yummy and easy to make. Thank you for sharing.

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66 Megan March 15, 2011 at 7:53 am

Dara, I love the new look. And the brownies are a perfect way to celebrate the new look and St Patty’s Day!

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67 Vicki @ WITK March 15, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Love the new look and the recipe index is fabulous! These brownies also are fabulous, I’m a huge fan of cream cheese brownies :)

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68 Soma March 15, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Love the new look Dara. easily navigable, and the recipe list.

These brownies looks and sound whimsical to me. Beautiful swirls. Don’t know if it was intentional, but the tile and the pot kind of has the same tone as the marbled brownies. so pretty.

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69 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 15, 2011 at 5:20 pm

Thanks, Soma. The thought did cross my mind about the tile. It was good luck that I had that in my stack of blogging dishes.

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70 blackbookkitchendiaries March 15, 2011 at 6:32 pm

this looks just lovely! with such pretty swirls:) thanks for sharing this post!

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71 Lana @ Never Enough Thyme March 15, 2011 at 6:53 pm

Looks like the perfect way to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day! And I totally love your new look – just perfect.

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72 Monet March 15, 2011 at 10:03 pm

Smile. Isn’t it funny how some early alcohol experiences can taint our appreciation for a certain drink/liquor? I’m glad that you were able to bring Bailey’s back into your life….these brownies look too good! Thanks for sharing with me tonight. Visiting your blog brings a smile to my face, week after week. I hope you have a fabulous Wednesday!

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73 Natasha March 15, 2011 at 11:59 pm

Oh my word, this looks like heaven on a plate! I’ll take two please!!!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

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74 Sommer@ASpicyPerspective March 16, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Gorgeous site! :)

It fun to get a little makeover every now-and-again.

These brownies are killing me. May have to make them first thing in the morning….

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75 monica adriana March 17, 2011 at 7:42 am

hello, Dara! i just stumbled upon your blog.. this is one amazing blog with wonderful recipes. i’ll follow you..
and by the way, this brownie is very luscious. i want to give it a try!

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76 Dara (Cookin' Canuck) March 17, 2011 at 8:28 am

Thank you for your comment, Monica. I’m so glad you found my site and I hope that you stop by regularly.

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77 Marly March 19, 2011 at 10:32 am

Love your site redesign. Looks beautiful! And those brownies? Amazing. What a great day! Looking forward to return visits!

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78 Joanne March 19, 2011 at 7:08 pm

I’ve had quite a few….uh…unfortunate experiences with Bailey’s myself and though I can’t drink it straight anymore, I do love it in baked goods. These marble cheesecake fudge bars sound fantastic! Love the chewy texture.

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79 Goddess April 26, 2011 at 12:51 pm

I’m just so glad I bumped into this brownie recipe. It is just so lovely and pretty much delicious. Just try to check its ingredients. It’s so presentable and elegant. I’d gladly try to introduce this to my friends.. very impressed. :D

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80 kimpsy June 1, 2011 at 5:42 am

Great recipe! Pictures convince me to bake this another variant of a brownie recipe. It is beautifully presented. The ingredients are well picked.

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81 Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust March 12, 2013 at 5:05 pm

OMG these look fantastic. I love me some Baileys!

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82 Jeniece March 5, 2014 at 11:18 pm

Loved it! The baileys is definitely in the mix but not overpowering at all. I would recommend doing the full 35 minutes in the oven cause I was rushing mine at 30 minutes and the middle was still a bit oozy (but still delicious). Nothing to complain about with this one!

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