Bourbon Double Frosted Brownies

Bourbon and chocolate together are absolutely amazing…… Who knew?  It’s funny, I don’t really enjoy the taste of bourbon but when it’s combined with chocolate and baked up in a brownie…..something special seems to happen.  I know for true bourbon drinkers the thought of using bourbon to bake with is appalling.  I have a few neighbors who drink bourbon and I swear I see their eyes just about mist up with tears when they hear I’m using it in my baking!  LOL life is funny.

My daughter says this is truly one of the best things I’ve ever baked.  My family is over the moon crazy for brownies so that is quite an endorsement.  I bake brownies more than any other baked good and I generally have a few hidden in my freezer.  Those are my secret stash so please let’s keep that just between us chickens 🙂

Please make these for yourself and tell me what you think!  I LOVE these!

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Source: Southern Living

5 from 2 votes

Bourbon Brownies with Double Frosting!!!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 brownies
Calories 436 kcal
Author Kathleen



  • 1/2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/3 Cup Shortening
  • 2 Tablespoons Water
  • 6 Ounces About 1 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Egg Large
  • 3/4 Cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 1/2 Cups Pecans Chopped
  • 1/4 Cup Bourbon

Vanilla Frosting:

  • 1/2 Cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar

Chocolate Frosting:

  • 6 Ounces About 1 Cup Semi Sweet Chocolate
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter


  1. Preheat oven to 325°.  Grease the bottom of a 9-inch square pan and set aside.

  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, shortening, and water. Bring to a boil stirring constantly until the sugar melts. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips and vanilla stirring mixture until smooth.
  3. Add eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition. Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, and the nuts and mix well. Pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until shiny and firm on top or until a toothpick inserted in the center of brownies comes out almost clean.
  5. Remove from oven and pour bourbon over the top of the brownies while brownies are still hot.
  6. Cool completely.
  7. Meanwhile make the first vanilla frosting by beating the butter and vanilla together until creamy.  Add the sugar gradually and beat until smooth.  Spread evenly on top of the cooled brownies. Place in the refrigerator and chill until the frosting is firm.
  8. Meanwhile, make the chocolate glaze by combining the chocolate and butter in a 1 quart microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 1/2 minutes at 50% power.  Remove and stir to melt completely and combine.  If ingredients aren't completely melted after being well stirred, microwave for 30 seconds and rempove then stir again.  Spread glaze over the top of the cooled and set Vanilla frosting.  Let stand until set.  Cut into serving pieces and serve!

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Bourbon Brownies with Double Frosting!!!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 436 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 41mg 14%
Sodium 96mg 4%
Potassium 148mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 33g
Protein 4g 8%
Vitamin A 5.1%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 3.2%
Iron 9.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.