Photo of Cheeky Chocolate Brownies

Cheeky Chocolate Brownies

What do you do when you have half a bottle of Barefoot Merlot leftover? You use it to make brownies, of course! These dark chocolate Merlot brownies will surely satisfy any sweet tooth. The combination of dark and semi-sweet chocolate mixed with a luscious cocoa powder will have you coming back for seconds!


  • 60ml Barefoot Merlot
  • 115g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 115g butter, cut into pieces
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 135g white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 65g All Purpose flour
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • For the Merlot Glaze: 2 tbsp Barefoot Merlot
  • For the Merlot Glaze: 60g semi-sweet chocolate
  • For the Merlot Glaze: 1 tbsp unsalted butter


  1. Preheat the oven to 180c
  2. In a small pot over low heat, melt the butter and chocolate together until smooth.
  3. Add the wine and whisk until fully incorporated and remove the pot from the heat.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, and whisk to combine after each addition.
  5. Add the sugar and vanilla and stir to combine.
  6. Add the flour, cocoa powder and salt and stir until smooth.
  7. Transfer the batter into a 9x9 tin foil-lined baking pan and place it in the oven for 25 minutes and bake until done
  8. While the brownies are baking, melt together the semi sweet chocolate and butter for the glaze.
  9. Once melted, whisk in the wine and set aside.
  10. When the brownies are done, let them cool.
  11. Once cooled, drizzle the glaze over the brownies and spread it on top using an offset spatula.