Well, they say March comes in like a lion, and it sure does! That Nor’easter hit Boston hard. We didn’t get any snow here, but we got a lot of rain and wind and there was a lot of flooding. I’m holding out hope that it only goes up from here. March means it’s almost spring. March also means it’s time to start thinking about St. Patrick’s Day and I’m super excited about this recipe. This is a super easy recipe for Pots o’ Gold.
The “pots” are Guinness brownies and the “gold” is a caramel Irish whiskey mousse. So really, this recipe is like 3 recipes in one. You could simply make the brownies or the mousse on its own, but it’s super fun to make both and create these adorable Pots o’ Gold for your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations!
I had a number of ideas for the “pots” but I wanted to keep this recipe simple and easy, and brownies seemed to be the easiest way to make these “pots”. I had a number of ideas for how to turn the brownies into “pots” but ultimately settled on a suggested method from Abeer at Cakewhiz.
This method uses a small glass or measuring cup to press in the center of the brownies. I used a tasting glass from one of my Sam Adams Brewery tours. Those tasting glasses have really come in handy! Pressing the centers in seemed better than removing the centers so that no food goes to waste. Also, be sure to remove the brownies from the pan before pressing the centers in. I learned the hard way that it’s much harder to remove them from the pan once they’ve been turned into “pots”.
Have fun this St. Patricks Day, stay safe, and indulge in these super easy, super fun Pot O’ Gold treats!