Red Wine Brownies

Red wine adds a wonderful complexity to fudgy brownies! - Bake or Break

I’ve had “make brownies with wine” on my baking to-do list for quite a while now. I remember seeing a chocolate dessert made with wine and thinking that brownies made that way would just have to be amazing. Chocolate and wine, after all, are two of my favorite things! Now I’m only sad it took me so long to make these.

There isn’t a huge wine flavor in these brownies. Rather, the wine adds a lovely complexity to the chocolate flavor for an unforgettable brownie experience. With as many different things I bake, I really don’t like to make any definitive proclamations. But I can confidently tell you that these are my current favorite brownie.

Red Wine Brownies are a wonderfully delicious chocolate experience! - Bake or Break

I recommend using a big, bold wine for these brownies. I used a Malbec, which is one of my favorites. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are good options as well. Just as you should use a chocolate you would enjoy eating, be sure to choose a wine that you would enjoy drinking.

These are the kind of brownies that are worth savoring every bite. Grab a couple, put on your favorite PJs, curl up on the couch with a blanket and a good movie, and just enjoy.

Yield: 16 2-inch brownies

Red Wine Brownies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Change up your brownie baking game with these grown-up brownies!

Red Wine Brownies


  • 6 ounces (170g) bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup (113g) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1 cup (120g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8-inch square baking pan.
  2. Place the chocolate and butter in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat at half-power in the microwave in 30-second increments until the butter has melted and the chocolate melts when stirred. Stir until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. Mix the sugar and eggs in a large mixing bowl until thoroughly combined. Add the cooled chocolate mixture and the wine, and mix well. Add the flour and salt, and mix just until combined.
  4. Transfer the batter to the prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until a pick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs. Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before cutting into bars.

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