Beer-Battered Brownies

We dipped bites of Betty Crocker Original Supreme brownies in a beer batter and deep fried them for a crispy, chocolaty treat.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 40 min
  • Servings 16


box (1 lb 2.4 oz) Betty Crocker™ Original Supreme Premium brownie mix
cup water
cup vegetable oil
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
teaspoons baking powder
teaspoon table salt
bottle (12 oz) dark beer, chilled
Vegetable oil for deep frying
teaspoon coarse sea salt

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pan). Grease bottom only of 8- or 9-inch square pan with shortening or cooking spray. In medium bowl, stir brownie mix, pouch of chocolate syrup, water, 1/4 cup oil and the egg until well blended. Spread batter in pan.
  • 2 Bake 8-inch pan 38 to 40 minutes, 9-inch pan 34 to 37 minutes, or until toothpick inserted 2 inches from side of pan comes out almost clean. Cool completely in pan on cooling rack, about 1 hour 30 minutes. Cut into 4 rows by 4 rows.
  • 3 In 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy saucepan, heat 2 to 3 inches oil to 350°F. In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, 1 teaspoon salt and the beer with whisk until smooth. Working in small batches, dip brownies into batter. Fry in hot oil about 2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; sprinkle with sea salt.

Expert Tips

For a nonalcoholic version, replace the beer with club soda or seltzer water.

When cutting the brownies, use a sharp chef’s knife and clean the blade after each cut.