Best Ever Bourbon Brownies
1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 cup semisweet chocolate pieces
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 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 and 8x8x2 inch baking pan,; set aside.
In a medium saucepan, combine the 1/3 cup butter, the granulated sugar and
water. Cook and stir over medium heat just until mixture boils. Remove from
heat. Add the 1 cup chocolate pieces, stirring until 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 in prepared pan.
Bake in a 350º 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 wire rack.
In a small bowl, beat the 3 tablespoons butter with an electric mixer on medium
to high speed 30 seconds. Gradually add powdered sugar, beating well. Slowly
beat in 2 teaspoons milk and vanilla. If necessary, beat in remaining milk to
reach spreading consistency. Spread over brownies; drizzle melted chocolate over