Best-ever Bourbon Brownies

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

These are an elegant, indulgent, melt-in-your mouth chocolate dessert. If you prefer the brownies without the bourbon, omit the drizzling step.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease an 8x8x2-inch baking pan;set aside;Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the 1/3 cup butter, sugar and water; cook and stir over medium heat just until boiling, remove from heat, add the 1 cup of chocolate pieces; stir until chocolate is melted.
  3. Stir in eggs and vanilla, beating lightly with a spoon until combined; stir in flour, baking soda and salt; stir in pecans.
  4. Spread batter into prepared pan;Bake at 350 degrees about 20 minutes or until edges are set and begin to pull away from the sides of pan.
  5. Using a fork, prick the warm brownies several times, Drizzle BOURBON evenly over brownies; cool in pan on wire rack.
  6. For frosting; In a small mixing bowl beat the 3 tablespoons butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for about 30 seconds; gradually add powdered sugar, beating well, slowly beat in 2 teaspoons of the milk and the vanilla; if necessary, beat in remaining milk to reach spreading consistency, spread over brownies;Melt chocolate; drizzle melted chocolate over frosting.
Most Helpful

2 5

These were okay. The frosting just didn't do it for me.

5 5

these are the best brownies i've ever made! i'm used to adjusting recipes to make them better but this one is absolutely perfect!

5 5

these brownies were delicious! i loved the bourbon poured over the top, my pan sizzled as i added it, very dramatic. i didn't bother with the frosting, these were swet enough without it- a keeper.