Published on October 26, 2011 by Carolyn Williams

Angostura® aromatic bitters can enhance the flavors of chocolate and can be used as a marinade. When making a marinade from scratch, balance bitterness of Angostura® bitters with a little sweetness, such as root beer or cream soda. Using Angostura® bitters gives a distinct flavor to your recipe, so start with just a few teaspoons at a time.

Brownies with Chocolate Glaze


  • Brownie Mix
  • Angostura Bitters
  • Spices


  1. Place a large saucepan on the stove over medium heat.
  2. Pour in a couple of cans of soda, such as root beer or cream soda.
  3. Add spicy ingredients, such as pepper jelly, sliced jalapenos, Worcestershire or mustard.
  4. Add Angostura® Aromatic Bitters and other aromatic ingredients, such as lemon or lime zest, cinnamon or vanilla.
  5. Bring ingredients to a boil and reduce the liquid by half to make a syrupy concoction.
  6. Strain the marinade to remove any pieces of zest, cinnamon sticks, coffee beans or other ingredients. Pour it over a protein, such as ham, flank steak or chicken thighs. Marinate for 24 hours and prepare the meat using a grill, discarding leftover marinade.
  1. Add Angostura® Aromatic Bitters to a brownie mix to enhance the chocolate flavor. While you can make the brownie mix from scratch, it's also easy to add the bitters to a packaged mix.
  2. Put the brownie mix in a bowl and follow package directions, adding one to two tsp of bitters when adding the wet ingredients
  3. Bake the brownies according to the package directions.
  4. Remove the brownies from the oven and let them cool slightly. Serve them with ice cream and caramel drizzle.