Champagne Brownies (Video Tutorial, Too!)

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Champagne Brownies

I love champagne. I love chocolate. Let’s put them together so they can get married and have the best kid of all time, champagne brownies!

Bubbly is pretty popular this time of year, but as I explain in my newest video below, I also like to eat my champagne. Why not get really festive with one of the coolest brownie recipes ever?

These are full of champagne and chocolate, and the bubbly is what makes them stand so tall. I never cease to love how carbonated beverages aerate baked goods, making for even more fun and games!

Champagne Brownies

With New Year’s approaching, these brownies will definitely be on the menu. It’s typically a very quiet night. Kenny and I put the kids to bed, make fondue (both cheese and chocolate), and drink champagne while we eat and watch movies. It’s kind of my idea of the perfect night.

And to show you how these brownies are done, I’ve made you a new video! I’m in this one, and nobody likes to see themselves on camera. So I’m cringing, but I hope you enjoy:

There! Whew. Glad that’s over. Now you can actually make these!

Unlike so many of the recipes I share with you, I didn’t make this one up. I’ve seen it in multiple places on the vastness of the Internet, and I had to give it a shot. The most seductive element for me is that champagne glaze. You boil champagne and sugar on the stove for one minute and then brush the mixture all over the brownies. It soaks in and, yep. Quite the champagne flavor punch! I was convinced that eating these would give me a buzz, even though the alcohol likely all cooks out.

Champagne Brownies

And the texture of the brownies is one-of-a-kind. When I saw how much these rose I thought I was going to have a cakey brownie, which I loathe. But that didn’t happen. These were still crazy fudgy, but tall. I’ve honestly never seen that happen before, but I like it! More brownie to love.

Champagne Brownies

The underlying champagne flavor will send you rushing back for more of these guys. Next week, I’ll be putting them onto a fondue platter to show you how Kenny and I like to do it up on New Year’s Eve. In the meantime, good luck with your holiday prep and remember to have a glass of champagne nearby. It really makes everything so festive!


Champagne Brownies (Video Tutorial, Too!)


2 cups dark chocolate chips
3/4 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 and 3/4 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup flour
3/4 cup champagne
2 tablespoons champagne
1 and 1/2 tablespoons sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line an 8-inch square pan with foil and coat with cooking spray, or you can use a silicone insert like the one in the video. Set aside.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter in the microwave. Stir. If not melted, heat an additional 20 seconds and stir again until smooth. Add the sugar, salt and vanilla, mixing until well incorporated. Add the eggs and mix again. Stir in the flour until the batter is smooth.
  3. Carefully, stir in the champagne. The batter will be thinner than typical brownie batter, but the color and texture should be uniform.
  4. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45-55 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with moist crumbs.
  5. Make the glaze. Boil the champagne and sugar together for one minute and remove from the heat. Brush the glaze liberally over the brownies. It will soak in.
  6. Cool completely and cut into squares. Serve!



I fulfill many roles in life: wife, mother, teacher, everlasting learner. This site is dedicated to one role that expresses my creativity in ways that I find consistently challenging and rewarding: baker. Inventing new ways to enhance food, especially if that food involves chocolate or peanut butter (or both!), is a passion of mine. I look forward to sharing my ideas with you.

This Post Has 25 Comments

  1. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    These are a perfect holiday treat- with the champagne, they’re screaming NYE to me!
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    1. Mir

      Me too, Medha! I froze them for the big night!

  2. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    I absolutely LOVE your video, Mir! You are just too cute! And these brownies are the most creative ones that I’ve ever seen. I love it! I think I could devour this entire batch and then some. Can’t wait to see what you do with these next!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Gayle! You’re a sweetie!

  3. Kate @ Framed Cooks

    Wait – CHAMPAGNE brownies??? Oh yes please and thank you – how merry!! Have a wonderful holiday, Mir!
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    1. Mir

      You too, Kate! Merry is the way to be!

  4. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    Omg, Champagne IN brownies??!! Whaaaa? Hello genius idea! So, I know you said you didn’t make it up, but I have never heard of them before, so thank you (!!) for introducing me! LOVE the video Mir!!! You are so stinkin cute and did a fab job!!! Can’t wait to see the fondue you make with these!! Pinned! Cheers, my friend and happppyyy holiday!! <3
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    1. Mir

      Ha. I’m working on being cute, Chey. 😉 Thanks, girl!

  5. Sues

    Yum!! I love eating my champagne, too, but have never had it in brownie form 🙂 Perfect for the holidays and New Year’s Eve!
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    1. Mir

      It’s a happy combo, Sues!

  6. Amy

    Wow, I have never seen this before. What a unique idea. I have to try this.
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    1. Mir

      I wish it had been my idea first, but now I get to enjoy them anyway. Thanks, Amy!

  7. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust

    What a great idea!! I absolutely LOVE champagne in everything. In brownies??? I’m in love!
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    1. Mir

      How can we not love champagne in everything? And with chocolate, I’m just a happy camper!

  8. annie@ciaochowbambina

    Okay…Food Network – here she comes! Your video was awesome and you are awesome…so fabulous, cool, cute and collected! You are killing it this week with your recipes! I am so impressed and so hungry! These are some special brownies…so fancy! Thanks for sharing, my friend!
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    1. Mir

      Yeah, we’ll see about that, Annie. I might be shooting videos in my little kitchen for some time to come! But that’s okay. I’ll just look at the fabulous Food Network kitchens and drool vicariously!

  9. Heather B.

    Love seeing you in your second video! You seem so comfortable in front of the camera:) I’ve always wondered about baking with wine & champagne and if it’s safe to feed to the kids or not. This looks so good that I think my husband and I had better err on the cautious side and keep them all to ourselves…

    1. Mir

      I’m used to talking to people. It’s the whole teacher thing. 🙂 I think it bakes out of the brownies, but I’m not sure about the glaze. It tasted pretty champagne-y. I’d leave this for the adults!

  10. mira

    These look fabulous! Great flavors! Love love love the video!!!
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    1. Mir

      Thanks, Mira! And you get to drink the rest of the bottle afterward. 🙂

  11. Manali @ CookWithManali

    how fudgy these brownies look? Love them! Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas Mir! 🙂

    1. Mir

      Happy holidays to you too, Manali!

  12. Liz

    Whoa, do these brownies look amazing! So moist and wonderful! Wishing you the happiest of holidays!!

    1. Mir

      You too, Liz! Happy happy holidays!

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