Recipes and Cooking Bourbon Brownies 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! By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on June 9, 2016 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Janet Pittman Prep Time: 35 mins Bake Time: 20 mins Total Time: 35 mins Servings: 16 Yield: 16 brownies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ cup granulated sugar ⅓ cup butter 2 tablespoon water 1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla ¾ cup all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup chopped pecans, toasted 2 tablespoon bourbon 1 recipe Bourbon Frosting 2 ounce semisweet chocolate, melted Pecan halves, toasted (optional) Bourbon Frosting 3 tablespoon butter, softened 1 ½ cup powdered sugar 1 tablespoon bourbon or milk ¼ teaspoon vanilla Directions 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. 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. 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. Place pan on a wire rack. Brush top of hot brownies with bourbon. Cool completely. Spread uncut brownies with Bourbon Frosting. Cut into bars. Top with melted chocolate and, if desired, pecan halves. Bourbon Frosting 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 244 Calories 13g Fat 29g Carbs 2g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 16 Calories 244 % Daily Value * Total Fat 13g 17% Saturated Fat 7g 35% Cholesterol 39mg 13% Sodium 119mg 5% Total Carbohydrate 29g 11% Total Sugars 22g Protein 2g Calcium 10.1mg 1% Iron 0.9mg 5% Potassium 71mg 2% Folate, total 12.1mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg Vitamin B-6 0mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.