This post is sponsored by DuClaw but all opinions and the (semi-homemade) recipe are mine!
I am not much of a baker. Cooking is an art and baking is a science and I’ve always been better at art than science. BUT I love a challenge so when DuClaw Brewing offered to send me a six pack of For Pete’s Sake and challenged me to make a fun recipe utilizing the beer, who was I to say no? I decided that since For Pete’s Sake is a Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter, I’d make DuClaw Beer Brownies with Peanut Butter!
Here’s what the DuClaw folks say about For Pete’s Sake:
The Imperial cousin of Sweet Baby Jesus, DuClaw has released this bigger, bolder version with more chocolate peanut butter kapow! With an ABV of 9 percent, “For Pete’s Sake” has reached a new level of silky smooth goodness, with big roasted malt flavor and subtle notes of fruit and coffee. Good until the last drop, you’ll be reaching for your next bottle to keep the indulgence going. But For Pete’s Sake is only available for a limited time, so stock up at your local liquor store.
I mean, hello?! Doesn’t that say “make beer brownies with peanut butter” to you? It did to me. Now, I’m going to be real honest, y’all because that’s how I roll. This is one of those semi-homemade recipes. By that I mean, I used a box mix. Gasp. I know. But you know what, it’s the holidays and like I mentioned the other day, you have got to cut yourself a break. So I did exactly that. The good news for you is that this means it’s extremely easy and customizable!
Here’s what I did:
- Mix brownie mix, 1/4 c water, 1/2 c For Pete’s Sake beer, 2 heaping tablespoons of peanut butter (I might do more next time!), 2 eggs and 1/4 c of vegetable oil together in a large bowl
- Mix until smooth
- Bake at 350 for 30 minutes
- Let cool and enjoy!
These were SO tasty. Chewy and moist and with a hint of peanut butter. Honestly, I think the beer really added a lot to the flavor profile and next time I might ditch the water and just do beer and a tiny bit of vegetable oil. The beer is full and robust and the peanut butter flavor is subtle but noticeable. I do not foresee these brownies lasting long in our house! I’m going to try peanut butter beer cupcakes next!
Have you ever baked with beer? Have you tried DuClaw’s beers?