Dr Pepper brownies recipe showcase the beverage’s versatility

Dr Pepper brownies recipe, photo provided by Dr Pepper
Dr Pepper brownies recipe, photo provided by Dr Pepper /

While the 23 ingredients might make the beverage iconic, the trending Dr Pepper brownies recipe celebrates the flavorful combination in the best way. Although using a soda in a baking recipe is not necessarily a new concept, this idea might become a dessert staple.

Dr Pepper has found its place in pop culture moments. While it has ventured into curious collaborations in the music realm and has even dabbled in fashion, the soda is different from other offerings on the shelf. While people have parsed the 23 ingredients to figure out the hows and why this refreshment is so satisfying, the reality is that the beverage has become more than just a pour in a glass.

Many cooks have learned to appreciate how Dr Pepper can influence various recipes. It has long been a staple in barbecue sauces or braises. It can make tough meat fall off the bone tender and bland food more flavorful.

With dessert recipes, the flavor brings balance to the sweetness. In the case of Dr Pepper brownies recipe, the beverage rounds out the chocolate notes. Combined with the coffee, it doesn’t mask the sweetness, but it keeps it in check.

Sometimes a carbonated beverage in a baking recipe helps with the science of baking. Since this recipe does not have a leavening agent, the carbonation can help add a touch of airiness to the batter.

In this particular recipe, the concept is fairly straightforward. The chocolate is rich, but not too extreme. Also, it could benefit from a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a little whipped cream or even a salted caramel drizzle. A little effort to boost the simplicity could make it even more enjoyable.

Dr Pepper brownies recipe
Dr Pepper brownies recipe, photo provided by Dr Pepper /

Dr Pepper brownies recipe, created by Shikha Singh


  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¼ cup Dr. Pepper
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp of instant coffee
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

2. Add butter and chocolate chips to a microwave safe mixing bowl and cook for 30 seconds, stir and microwave for another 30 seconds. Stir until smooth, repeat if necessary.

3. Add brown sugar and eggs and mix until combined. Stir in Dr Pepper. Add flour, cocoa powder, instant coffee, vanilla extract and salt. Stir until combined.

4. Pour into a greased 9×9 baking pan.

5. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes or until when a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with moist crumbs but not wet batter.

6. Cool for about 5 minutes in the pan and then transfer them to a cooling rack to cool completely.

7. Cut into bars and serve!

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