This recipe won second place in the Lowes Foods Local Flavor Recipe Contest: Craft Beer edition. The submitter, Heather Houghton Smith, writes:
These brownies will become a new favorite. Not only are they quick and easy to make, but they are so moist and a bit chewy. The flavor of the coconut oil pairs well with the chocolate.
Yield: 1 dozen large or 2 dozen bite-size servings.
1¾ cups all-purpose flour
2 cups sugar
½ cup powered baking cocoa
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup of your favorite chocolate stout beer
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup coconut oil (melted, then measured)
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 350º. Lightly grease a 13 x 9-inch baking dish.
2. Mix ingredients in a large bowl. Pour into dish.
3. Bake about 30 minutes, until edges begin to pull away from the sides of the pan.