Bourbon Brownies

Bourbon Brownies

A splash of bourbon intensifies the flavor of these boozy brownies.

YIELDS

9 iced brownies

INGREDIENTS

Brownies

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso crystals
  • 1 1/2 cups Domino® Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
  • 1/2 cup mini semisweet chocolate chips

Icing

  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
  • 3 1/2 cups Domino® Confectioners Sugar
  • 1/2 cup milk

INSTRUCTIONS

Brownies

Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease an 8-inch square pan and line with foil, then grease foil.

Melt butter in large bowl in microwave. Add espresso crystals; stir until crystals are melted into the butter. Add sugar, cocoa powder, bourbon and eggs; mix well to combine.

Add flour, alternately with milk, to the mixture. Mix until smooth and color lightens. Stir in chopped pecans and chocolate chips. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until a cake tester comes out clean. Cool in pan on a wire rack. When cool, lift out the foil and peel away from the sides.

Icing

Cream butter for 3 minutes until very creamy, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary. Add cocoa powder and bourbon; mix well. Alternately add sugar and milk to the butter mixture; beginning with sugar and ending with milk. Mix very well until creamy.

Spread on top of cooled brownies; cut into squares.