Brownie Bourbon Bites Recipe
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Brownie Bourbon Bites Recipe

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Chocolate and chopped pecans flavor these simple, spirited treats from Paula Kirchenbauer of Newton, New Jersey. She recommends making a double batch so you can give some as gifts and savor the rest!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:28 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 28 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons baking cocoa
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 110 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in bourbon. Combine flour and cocoa; gradually add to creamed mixture, beating until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. Cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in pecans. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until cookies are set. Cool for 5 minutes before carefully removing from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Originally published as Brownie Bourbon Bites in Country Woman November/December 2006, p37

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jmkasprak User ID: 2880256 224053
Reviewed Apr. 3, 2015

"These didn't last long. I wanted a light dessert to serve with lasagna, and this fit the bill. I really had to press the chopped nuts into the brownie balls, and they still lost a lot of the nuts. Overall, the flavor was very good, with the bourbon coming through very well."

Gary Harrison User ID: 5622719 145153
Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

"turned out a little dry, but was tasty and not to sweet"

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