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A splash of bourbon in the brownie batter and frosting makes this nutty dessert extra spirited. These will be a hit after dinner tonight or at your next bake sale!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Janet Pittman

Recipe Summary

bake:
20 mins at 350°
prep:
35 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
16 brownies
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Bourbon Brownies

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8x8x2-inch baking pan; set aside. In a medium saucepan combine sugar, butter, and the water. Cook and stir over medium heat just until boiling. Remove from heat.

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  • Stir in 1 cup chocolate pieces until melted. Add eggs and vanilla, beating with a wooden spoon just until combined. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in chopped pecans. Pour batter into the prepared baking pan, spreading evenly.

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  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean and edges start to pull away from sides of pan.

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  • Place pan on a wire rack. Brush top of hot brownies with bourbon. Cool completely.

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  • Spread uncut brownies with Bourbon Frosting. Cut into bars. Top with melted chocolate and, if desired, pecan halves.

Nutrition Facts (Bourbon Brownies)

244 calories; total fat 13g; saturated fat 7g; polyunsaturated fat 1g; monounsaturated fat 4g; cholesterol 39mg; sodium 119mg; potassium 71mg; carbohydrates 29g; fiber 2g; sugar 22g; protein 2g; trans fatty acid 0g; vitamin a 194IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 12mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; calcium 10mg; iron 1mg.

Bourbon Frosting

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  • In a medium bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating well. Beat in bourbon or milk and vanilla. If necessary, beat in enough milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, to make a frosting of spreading consistency.

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5 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 3
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