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Double Frosted Bourbon Brownies

Double Frosted Bourbon Brownies are super moist and chocolaty brownies with tons of walnuts, drizzled with two coatings of frosting. These rich and boozy brownies are not for the faint of heart.

Two brownies stacked on top of each other.

Calling all bourbon enthusiasts! Discover a match made in heaven with these Double Frosted Bourbon Brownies. The smooth notes of bourbon beautifully complement the fudge texture of brownies.

And they are not for children either since the bourbon is added to the cooked brownies. These are strictly an adult only treat. I’m ok with that.

Double Frosted Bourbon Brownies arranged on wood cutting board.

With a hefty dose of bourbon flavor, these Double Frosted Bourbon Brownies are maybe only for bourbon lovers. Luckily there are a lot of those. Sweet, delicious bourbon. It goes so well with chocolate. And many other flavors. I have a whole section of bourbon recipes if you’d like to take a peak. 🙂

This is an old, old recipe I’ve had for ages from the  To Market, To Market  cookbook by the Jr. League of Owensboro. Junior League Cookbooks are the best aren’t they? I love when I stumble across an old one at a flea market. They really contain a treasure of community recipes.

Close-up of a brownie.

Two Layers Of Frosting!

The creamy white icing adds a sweet contrast to the deep chocolate flavor of the brownies. The luscious chocolate glaze adds a glassy finish that will have your taste buds begging for more.

How To Store

These brownies can be stored at room temperature for about 4 days or in the refrigerator for about 7 days. Or they can be frozen for up to 2 months.

Recipe Tip

In order to get nice clean cuts, it helps to not only completely cool the brownies, but to refrigerate them for a few hours.

Double Frosted Bourbon Brownies with walnuts

These Double Frosted Bourbon Brownies are truly decadent. Drizzling, or maybe I should say soaking, the brownies with bourbon makes an extra moist and fudge-like brownie. They would be truly delicious on their own, but they’re taken to another level of deliciousness with a layer of white icing and a chocolate glaze. Truly scrumptious. Good thing you won’t have to share with your kids.

Two brownies stacked.

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Double Frosted Bourbon Brownies

Moist and rich brownies flavored with bourbon and topped with a white icing and chocolate glaze. These fudgy brownies are a decadent threat for any bourbon lover.
PREP: 30 minutes
COOK: 25 minutes
TOTAL: 55 minutes


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels (6 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup bourbon

White Icing

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Glaze

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 tablespoon shortening


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl and whisk together. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, shortening, and water. Over medium heat, bring to a boil while stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add chocolate morsels and vanilla and stir until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, stirring well after each addition. Add dry ingredients and walnuts and stir until thoroughly mixed.
  • Spoon batter into a greased 9-inch square pan. Bake for 25 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Evenly drizzle bourbon over brownies. Cool brownies completely.
  • For white icing, combine butter and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Using an electric mixer, beat at medium speed until creamy. Gradually add in powdered sugar and beat until smooth.
  • Spread brownies with White Icing.
  • For Chocolate Glaze, combine morsels and shortening in a heavy bottomed small saucepan (or a double boiler). Heat over very low heat, stirring constantly until chocolate is melted.
  • Pour warm Chocolate Glaze over top of white icing. Let set and cut into squares.


Use any bourbon you like for these brownies. I use Maker’s Mark.
Coconut oil can be used instead of shortening for the glaze.
Nutritional info is provided as an estimate only and will vary based on brands of products used.


Calories: 419kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 110mg | Potassium: 193mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 220IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: bourbon, brownies, chocolate

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Originally posted October 11, 2014.

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9 thoughts on “Double Frosted Bourbon Brownies”

  1. Are the nuts needed because the bars are so rich? We have an allergy in my house, but I feel like it needs the nuts. (Any thoughts on whether toffee work instead?)

  2. I finally bought a bottle of bourbon…FINALLY! I love the way it sounds in all of the desserts I’ve been seeing and can’t wait to try it out. These brownies look amazing!

  3. I love how decadent these are! The double frosting and bourbon sound totally irresistible and I love that I won’t have to share – they look amazing!

  4. Lindsey @ American Heritage Cooking

    Bring on the adult brownies!!! I’ve been having a love affair with Bourbon recently…I had to stop myself before adding it to chili last weekend. These brownies absolutely must happen. They look delicious and double frosting? Who can resist that?! PINNED!!!

  5. Ella-HomeCookingAdventure

    These brownies look wonderful.. love the photos too.. very tempting. Wish I had one piece.

  6. I would love these! Brownies are good.. frosted brownies are better. Double frosted bourbon brownies are the best!

  7. Sarah@WholeandHeavenlyOven

    Nope. I wouldn’t be able to share these brownies with ANYONE. Totally dying over how moist and fudgy these look, Christin! GIMME. 🙂

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