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4 February, 2018

Best Ever Bourbon Brownies

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Try these best ever bourbon brownies so rich and chocolatey!  If you love the flavor of bourbon then you will love these rich and moist, frosted brownies.  They are rich, but well worth the effort!  Decedent and sure to please the most discriminate chocolate lover.

1/3 cup butter

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 Tablespoons water

1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup chopped pecans

2 to 3 Tablespoons of Bourbon

3 Tablespoons butter, softened

1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar

2 to 3 teaspoons milk

1/4 teaspoon vanilla

1 ounce semisweet chocolate, melted

Grease an 8x8x2-inch baking pan; set aside.  In a medium saucepan, combine 1/3 cup butter, the granulated sugar, and water.  Cook and stir over medium heat just until boiling.  Remove from heat.  Add the 1 cup chocolate pieces, stir until chocolate is melted.  Stir in eggs and vanilla, beating lightly with a spoon just until combined.  Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt.  Stir in pecans.  Spread batter into prepared pans.

Bake in a 350 degree oven about 20 minutes or until edges are set and begin to pull away from sides of pan.

Using a fork, prick the warm brownies several times.  Drizzle bourbon evenly over brownies, cool in pan on a wire rack.

For frosting, in a small mixing bowl beat the 3 Tablespoons butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.  Gradually add powdered sugar, beating well.  Slowly beat in 2 teaspoons of the milk and vanilla.  If necessary, beat in remaining milk to reach spreading consistency.  Spread over brownies; drizzle melted chocolate over frosting.  Makes 16-20 brownies.

Make these for holidays and give them as gifts.  There are many ways to creatively wrap homemade desserts to gift them to your loved ones.  Homemade gifts are often appreciated as a sign of thoughtfulness and caring.

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