Brownies are a classic for a reason – they never go out of style and are always met with enthusiasm, especially when baked on a random weekday for no occasion at all. Though they say you can’t improve a classic, that never stopped me from adding a twist of my own: dark brown sugar and a splash of bourbon for notes of caramel and molasses.

Bourbon Brown Sugar Brownies | Tutti Dolci

These chewy brownies come together in ten minutes and one bowl, most welcome in this overscheduled race called life. Bake a pan to enjoy and share, because sometimes a brownie is just necessary.

Bourbon Brown Sugar Brownies | Tutti Dolci

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Bourbon Brown Sugar Brownies

  • Yield: 12 brownies

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp bourbon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp flour

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper. Combine semisweet chocolate and butter in a heavy saucepan and melt over low heat, stirring until smooth. Remove pan from heat and whisk in dark brown sugar; whisk in eggs one at a time. Whisk in bourbon, vanilla, and salt. Fold in flour just until combined.
  2. Pour batter into prepared baking pan and smooth top with an offset spatula. Bake for 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 in the freezer for 10 minutes. Carefully lift parchment to remove bars from pan and place on a cutting board; cut into squares with a sharp knife.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 220
  • Carbohydrates: 30

24 comments

  1. Our new favorite. Made this at least a half dozen times already. And doesn’t take any longer than a box.

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