Root Beer Float Brownies

Root Beer Float Brownies have root beer baked right in! The root beer pairs perfectly with the chocolate and it’s all topped with Root Beer Buttercream!

I am always looking for a new, fun way to enjoy brownies! Plus, my kids a re huge root beer float lovers, so I thought it would be fun to combine the two!

First you start with delicious chocolate, both white and dark.  I’m an equal opportunity baker.

And then there’s the Root Beer..use whatever kind you like…just let it sit out a bit so there’s no foam.

After I baked up the brownies I let them cool…but I had to try a little bit first..you know,  for research.

The root beer in the batter gave the brownies a fine crumb, but the melted chocolate gave them a rich fudgy texture.  Really yummy!  You can’t taste the root beer in the brownies, it just changes the texture and adds a layer of sweetness.

Then of course I topped the brownies with Root Beer Frosting and a quick drizzle of chocolate syrup. Perfection!

The frosting has a subtle root beer flavoring from a little root beer extract, but if you wanted less you could leave the extract out.

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Root Beer Float Brownies

  • Author: Shelly
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield Yield: 20 brownies 1x
  • Category Category: Brownies
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Dessert

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 6 oz chopped semi sweet chocolate
  • 3 oz white chocolate
  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 8 oz. root beer
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Frosting
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup root beer, no foam
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. root beer extract (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 9×9 baking dish with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Sift flour, cocoa powder and salt in a large bowl and set aside.
  3. Over a double boiler (or in microwave) melt the butter, semi-sweet and white chocolates together. Remove from heat when just melted and smooth. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  4. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix the eggs, sugars and vanilla together on medium speed for 1 minute. Slowly add in the cooled chocolate mixture and mix until smooth, about 30 seconds.
  5. Turn the mixer to low and add the flour and root beer in alternating portions until smooth, beginning and ending with the flour, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  6. Pour batter into your prepared pan and bake for 25 minutes, or until center is just set.
  7. Let cool completely.
  8. To make frosting, mix butter and powdered sugar in the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment for 1 minute on medium-low speed. Slowly add in the root beer and extract, mixing until smooth and creamy.
  9. Spread on cooled brownies.

Notes:

The root beer extract is optional and is only added to amp up the root beer flavor.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Barbara
July 20, 2013 12:47 pm

I am a Pampered Chef consultant, and I can’t wait to make individual Root Beer Float Brownies in our fantastic Brownie Pan! I can also use many our of products to make the batter and frosting as well. Thanks for a great recipe! I’ll be using my husband as my guinea pig (uh, taste tester!) really soon as he LOVES root beer floats!

Julie
Julie
June 2, 2013 11:13 pm

Made these today – delicious!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious
July 8, 2012 1:14 pm

I’m not much of a root beer lover but Jason is a root beer FANATIC so I definitely have to make these for him!

Claire
October 14, 2011 8:01 pm

Hi, I found your blog through pinterest, and I love it!! You inspire me! Can I ask, how do you have the special recipe card background? It’s so creative, and stylish. Keep posting…you’re a really good writer!!

Paula
Paula
September 9, 2011 10:44 pm

The 1/2 tsp salt is missing from your recipe card! 🙂

Alyson
Alyson
August 25, 2011 8:27 pm

You can watch the Brady Bunch online for free! 🙂 Just thought I would spread the Brady love.

http://www.cbs.com/classics/the_brady_bunch/video/

Shevon
August 10, 2011 6:54 pm

The Brady Bunch just makes me feel like a Sunshine Day…I think I’ll go for a walk outside now. Okay, I’m back. You cannot beat the BB for good, clean fun. I love the Silver Platters, Johnny Bravo, Davy Jones guest starring, etc.

grace
August 7, 2011 9:03 pm

i wasn’t the biggest brady bunch fan, although i love the theme song and i always appreciated alice. 🙂
great brownies, shelly–terrifically unique!

MitziW
MitziW
August 7, 2011 4:52 pm

A couple of weeks ago I finally got tired of the shows my girls were watching on Nick & Disney; all the kids were lying to their parents and being mean to others (and not in the more innocent way they used to in the 70’s). So, I went to Amazon and purchased the Brady Bunch boxed set for them to watch. Then, after locking out those 2 channels on our tv, told them our service had changed and we don’t get those channels anymore. Not honest, I know, but I’d like to preserve their innocence a little longer. They… Read more »

Megan
August 7, 2011 4:46 pm

I once made a root beer cupcake and you couldnt taste the root beer but I’m lovin this brownie. That is a fun topper!

Sara
August 7, 2011 12:51 pm

Yummy and so creative!

Cookbook Queen
August 7, 2011 2:12 am

Wanna know MY favorite line to repeat from Brady Bunch?

Pork chops and applesauce…swell. (said in a Humphrey Bogart voice, duh)

Peter finding a personality is the BEST episode evah.

Joy
August 6, 2011 11:14 pm

The brownies look great.

megan @ whatmegansmaking
August 5, 2011 9:28 pm

I’d like one of these while watching the brady bunch please. That would be perfect!

sweetsugarbelle
August 5, 2011 9:05 pm

Just when I think you can’t top something, you go and do it again! Brilliant. And ditto kick buttkowsk. What the heck is it anyway lol. Cant beat the brady’s!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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