Red Wine Brownies


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Who watched Beyonce ROCK it last night at the Super Bowl! Omg. She killed it. Best halftime show ever. And Destiny’s Child reunion? I felt like I was reliving my high school days all over again. It was magical.

So now that the Super Bowl is over – it’s time to get ready for the next food related holiday. Valentines Day. And that means one thing. Chocolate. Wine. Chocolate. Sugar.

Red Wine Brownies

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12


For the brownies

  • 1/4 cup Barefoot Merlot
  • 4 ounces dark chocolate chopped
  • 1/2 cup butter cut into pieces
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup All Purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt

For the Merlot Glaze

  • 2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons Barefoot Merlot


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a small pot over low heat, melt the butter and chocolate together until smooth. Add the wine and whisk until fully incorporated and remove the pot from the heat.
  • Add the eggs and whisk to combine.
  • Add the sugar and vanilla and stir to combine.
  • Add the flour, cocoa powder and salt and stir until smooth.
  • Transfer the batter into a 9x9 tin foil lined baking pan and place it into the oven for 25 minutes and bake until done.
  • While the brownies are baking, melt together the semi sweet chocolate and butter for the glaze. Once melted, whisk in the wine and set aside.
  • When the brownies are done, let them cool.
  • Once cooled, drizzle the glaze over the brownies and spread it on top using an offset spatula.

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Recipe Rating


  1. Liz @ Virtually Homemade

    Wow – I would have never thought of that! Great recipe.

  2. Nicole @ youngbrokeandhungry

    These brownies scream girls night! I can only imagine how good they are.

  3. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes)

    Red wine and brownies sound pretty darn romantic to me.

  4. Rocky Mountain Woman

    I don’t know if I can wait to try this! May have to make a grocery run and make them this afternoon…

  5. Des @ Life’s Ambrosia

    LOVE this idea. How fantastic would these be at the end of an at home Valentine’s day dinner?

  6. HeatherChristo

    who would have thought!? Very cool recipe Gaby- I love both, so why not together!

  7. Julie @ Table for Two

    oh girl, anything with wine & chocolate baked together is a winner!! i would probably have a glass of wine while i ate these too hahah

  8. Gerry @ Foodness Gracious

    Red wine and chocolate are an amazing combo, pure decadence!

  9. Jamie

    Hi Gaby! I just tried these out and they were awesome! One problem though, the flour was really hard to stir in completely and I ended up with some small clumps in the brownies. Any suggestions for how to fix this? Thanks!

  10. Meg Jones | The Spatularettes

    Can you believe that people were saying they didn’t like the half time show!?! Whaaaaat? Ravens who? In my opinion, Beyonce WON the Super Bowl! She was amazing, and always is! Oh and btw, these brownies look pretty amazing as well ; )

    • Gaby

      whaaaaaaat? people didn’t like the halftime show? who are they? clearly we can’t be friends with them. I agree with you… Beyonce totally won the Super Bowl!

  11. Amy @ VineSleuth Uncorked

    These look fantastic! I had to pin them to my Valentine’s Day board on Pinterest to sshare and I’m going to give them a try this weekend. Thanks!

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  13. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Gaby – just saw these on Pinterest and they’re stunning! Repinning! Red wine + chocolate = in one! Love it!

    • Gaby

      you are too sweet!!! come over and let’s make some and eat them together 🙂

  14. Nellgwyn

    These brownies look like something I would love. I just have one problem. What is leftover wine? Seems like an alien concept to me!

  15. Mommypage

    Chocolate and red wine sounds like a wonderful combination! Great idea!

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  17. Papyrus

    Question: is the alcohols cooked out of the brownies? I want to make them for work, but don’t think I should take alcohol in!

  18. Nancy

    I have made these before and they are hands down the best brownies I have ever made! I want to make them for my family for Thanksgiving and serve with ice cream and chocolate sauce. Do you know if they can be made a few days ahead? And if so, how do I store them?

    • Gaby

      they sure can – I store in the freezer in an air tight bag