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 tastes 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)
4 eggs
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.

About Lowes Foods

Lowes Foods LogoFounded in 1954, Lowes Foods employs nearly 9,000 people and operates over 100 full-service supermarkets in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Locally owned and operated, Lowes Foods is truly a homegrown company committed to bringing community back to the table by providing customers with the freshest and most innovative local products from local suppliers. The company maintains a strong focus on exceptional customer attention with services like Lowes Foods To Go personal shopping and gas rewards discounts. To learn more, visit or follow Lowes Foods on Facebook or Twitter. Lowes Foods, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Alex Lee, Inc.

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