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Dark Chocolate Bourbon Brownies

Dark Chocolate Bourbon Brownies are rich and fudgy with a subtle undertone added by the bourbon used in the batter. Chocolate and bourbon for the win!
Adapted from Kentucky Bourbon Brownies and Bourbon Brown Sugar Brownies
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time24 mins
Cooling Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 39 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: Bars, Boozy Food, Bourbon, Brownies, Chocolate, Cookies & Bars, Dark Chocolate, Kentucky Derby
Servings: 32 1"x2" pieces
Calories: 90kcal
Author: Tammy Spencer, Scotch & Scones

Special Equipment


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (2 oz, 60g)
  • 3 Tbsp dark chocolate cocoa powder (1/2 oz, 16g)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 oz dark chocolate (113g), chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (4 oz, 114g), cubed
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar (7-1/2 oz, 213g)
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 3 Tbsp bourbon, see Recipe Notes
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 9- x 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper, letting it overhang on two sides.
  • Sift the flour, cocoa powder, and salt together.
  • Combine dark chocolate and butter in a heavy saucepan and melt over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove pan from heat and whisk in the dark brown sugar; whisk in the eggs one at a time. Whisk in the bourbon and vanilla. Fold in the flour mixture just until combined (do not overmix).
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 22-24 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean or with a few crumbs attached.
  • Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Just before cutting, chill the brownies in the freezer for 10 minutes. Carefully lift the parchment to remove the brownies from its pan and place on a cutting board; cut into 1”x2” pieces with a sharp knife. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The subtle flavor from the whiskey or bourbon you choose will peek out under the chocolate, especially peated whiskey. You can experiment with different versions of your favorite bourbons, or try using different expressions of scotch, or a liquor like Kahlua, an Irish cream whiskey, or your favorite spirit. Have fun!
Nutrition Facts
Dark Chocolate Bourbon Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 90
* Percent daily values are based on a 2,000 cal per day diet.
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