The Speckled Palate
February 1, 2016

Bourbon Pecan Brownies

Hosting folks for a party this weekend? Bourbon Pecan Brownies are a unique dessert! Dense, chocolate and pecan-filled brownies sing with bourbon flavor and are perfect for a crowd.

Hosting folks for a party this weekend? Bourbon Pecan Brownies are a unique dessert! Dense, chocolate and pecan-filled brownies sing with bourbon flavor and are perfect for a crowd.

Many of my recipes have a story behind them.

This recipe is not one of them.

They came about simply because we were asked to bring a dessert to my cousin’s house for New Year’s Eve, and I wanted to do something different than my usual brownies.

As we were standing in the kitchen debating what to make, I asked, “Why not add bourbon to the mix?”

Hosting folks for a party this weekend? Bourbon Pecan Brownies are a unique dessert! Dense, chocolate and pecan-filled brownies sing with bourbon flavor and are perfect for a crowd.

I realize this is yet another bourbon pecan dessert. Honestly, y’all, I cannot freakin’ help myself anymore.

So if bourbon, pecans and chocolate are not your thing?

You should probably not continue reading and should check out another post instead.

And if they are? Then I’ve got the dessert for you!

Hosting folks for a party this weekend? Bourbon Pecan Brownies are a unique dessert! Dense, chocolate and pecan-filled brownies sing with bourbon flavor and are perfect for a crowd.

Bourbon, pecans and chocolate combine in this decadent dessert that is perfect served up with milk. The bourbon leaves a wonderful flavor in the dense brownies, the pecans add a nice crunch, and the dark chocolate chips are melted and gooey, just the way chocolate should be in any baked dessert.

Unsurprisingly, the entire platter of these brownies were gone before we left on New Year’s Eve around 9:30! And I imagine these would make an awesome different dessert for the upcoming game weekend!

Here’s how you can make ’em for yourself:

Hosting folks for a party this weekend? Bourbon Pecan Brownies are a unique dessert! Dense, chocolate and pecan-filled brownies sing with bourbon flavor and are perfect for a crowd.
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Bourbon Pecan Brownies

Hosting folks for a party this weekend? Bourbon Pecan Brownies are a unique dessert! Dense, chocolate and pecan-filled brownies sing with bourbon flavor and are perfect for a crowd.
Course Dessert
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 2 dozen brownies
Author Erin Parker, The Speckled Palate

Ingredients

  • 20 oz . extra dark chocolate chips , roughly chopped
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 oz . bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups pecan pieces
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9"x13" baking pan, then line with parchment paper.
  2. In a glass bowl, melt the 20 oz. of chocolate chips, butter and applesauce in the microwave, heating in 10 second intervals and stirring after each stop until everything is melted, smooth and combined. When melted, let cool.
  3. In another bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, vanilla extract, bourbon and salt until well combined.
  4. Add the cooled melted chocolate mixture, and beat gently by hand or on a low setting on a mixer until evenly incorporated.
  5. Add the flour, pecans and the additional chocolate chips, stirring until just combined.
  6. Pour the mixture into the prepared pan, and bake for 25-30 minutes minutes or until cooked through. (If you're a fan of gooey brownies, check this around the 15 minute point.)
  7. Enjoy with a glass of milk while the brownies are warm!

Recipe Notes

Adapted from my Lindt Classic Chocolate Brownies recipe.

Hosting folks for a party this weekend? Bourbon Pecan Brownies are a unique dessert! Dense, chocolate and pecan-filled brownies sing with bourbon flavor and are perfect for a crowd.

Do you like the bourbon, pecan and chocolate combination?

Are you hosting folks this coming weekend for a party?

Hosting folks for a party this weekend? Bourbon Pecan Brownies are a unique dessert! Dense, chocolate and pecan-filled brownies sing with bourbon flavor and are perfect for a crowd.

15 Comments

  1. Jenna @ A Savory Feast

    I love adding bourbon to recipes, especially anything chocolate! These brownies sound (and look!) incredible. I so wish I had a piece or two in front of me right now. Miiiiggghhhht need to make these for game day!

    • Erin

      Oh my goodness, Jenna. You and me both! Bourbon and chocolate are a match made in heaven! I wish I had a few of these brownies that I could send to you because they’re freaking delightful, though I totally support you making them for game day this coming weekend!

    • Erin

      RIGHT?! Glad you’re in agreement!

  2. All That I'm Eating

    Love the addition of bourbon in these brownies, bet they taste so good!

    • Erin

      They really do taste good! The bourbon really sings in this recipe!

  3. Amy @ Thoroughly Nourished Life

    Bourbon, pecans, and chocolate – just say yes! Yes, yes, yes! I am totally in for this delicious brownie combination, and I can totally believe that these didn’t make it to midnight 🙂 They probably won’t even make it out of the pan in our house 🙂
    What a delicious Valentine’s Day grown up dessert!

  4. Carlee

    These look absolutely amazing! My brother-in-law has started using bourbon instead of vanilla in most of his baking. You know, why buy two things when one is your favorite?! This takes that idea to a whole new level. I’ll have to give them a go!

  5. Ashley

    These brownies would be demolished at our house! Bourbon pecan … just yes yes yes!!

  6. Bethany Thomson

    The brownies look great! Do you think that I could replace the bourbon with rum?

  7. KareninStLouis

    Help!You refer to chopped chocolate. Can I assume that is the 20 oz of extra dark, which you said comes in chips? (Does it?) Bourbon and pecans. Oh, yes. Thank you.

    • Erin

      ACK! Sorry, Karen! Thanks for asking for the specification. I purchase dark chocolate chips for this recipe and then chop them so they’re smaller. (Not that they’re huge in the first place.) I’ve also chopped 20 oz. of chocolate bars for this, too, because I had them on hand. Your call!

      I hope that helps, and I hope you enjoy them!

  8. Julie | Bunsen Burner Bakery

    If you ever happen to feel like making a batch, but maybe don’t want to eat the whole batch yourself, I miiiight know someone who would be more than willing to receive a care package of these (). Bourbon desserts are my love language!

  9. Tanya

    This brownie looks all kinds of delicious! I don’t drink bourbon so I have no around the house but I’ll make a special trip to the store just to get some to make these.

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