Whiskey Glazed Brownies

Whiskey Glazed Brownies

Whiskey Glazed Brownies ~ because the only way to improve on a fabulously decadent frosted brownie is to add whiskey, of course!

Whiskey Glazed Brownies

Some recipes are so self explanatory that it’s hard to s-t-r-e-t-c-h out the chit chat to a minimum post length. You’ve probably already conjured up in your mind the experience of biting into a perfect just baked brownie. And you don’t need me to tell you what a chocolaty glaze or crunchy toasted walnuts can do to that brownie. And most of us know what a little drop of whiskey brings to the party, so really, why should I bother?

Whiskey Glazed Brownies are as luxurious as they sound!

Well, google wants me to elaborate on this because apparently if I don’t churn out at least 300 words I’m not offering you something of value (we know better, don’t we?)  So I’ll yammer away here but I won’t be the least offended if you skip straight to the recipe… in fact I’d think less of you if you didn’t 😉

Whiskey Glazed Brownies for a very adult dessert!

These brownies are pretty straightforward, but the chunky toasted walnuts and the hit of whiskey in the glaze makes them special. Special enough for date night or party night. Definitely something you’d be proud to bring to an office party or a bridge game. These are rich, earthy and  — politically incorrect I know — manly brownies. The whiskey element is mild enough to please everybody, but assertive enough to be worth it.

Whiskey Glazed Brownies

Whiskey Glazed Brownies are slightly adapted from The Hamptons: Food, Family and History.

Whiskey Glazed Brownies
4.50 from 6 votes

Whiskey Glazed Brownies

Author Sue Moran


  • 1/2 cup 1 stick butter
  • a rounded 1/2 cup bittersweet or dark chocolate chips or 3 ounces semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract or paste

dry ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder I like Hershey's Special Dark
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder


  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • rounded 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips or 3 squares semi sweet baking chocolate, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp whiskey
  • 2/3 cup rough chopped toasted walnuts


  • Set oven to 350F
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan and add the chocolate, stir over low heat to melt completely. Whisk or beat in the sugar until smooth. Remove from heat.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and then the vanilla.
  • Whisk the dry ingredients together and add to the wet, stirring just to combine.
  • Spray an 8x8 baking pan. I like to line it with a long sheet of parchment paper so I can lift the brownies out for easier cutting, but that's optional.
  • Spread the batter evenly into the pan and bake for 30-40 minutes, depending on your pan and your oven. Check with a toothpick, it should come out without wet batter on it.
  • Cool the brownies before glazing.
  • To make the glaze melt the butter in a small saucepan. Take off the heat and add the chocolate. Stir until fully melted.
  • Mix in the cocoa powder, salt, vanilla and whiskey. Blend until silky smooth.
  • Pour the glaze onto the cooled brownies and spread out gently with a spatula. Sprinkle on the walnuts. Let the glaze firm up before cutting into squares.
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  • The texture of these falls right in between fudgy and cakey — the best of both worlds!
  • If you adore walnuts, feel free to add them to the brownie batter as well.
  • You know by now that you don’t have to use the whiskey at all if you don’t want to, just leave it out, or use any other spirit you like, Baily’s Irish Cream, Amaretto, Kahlua, etc. The original recipes calls for dark rum, but I think the whiskey gives it a nice kick.


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    March 10, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Oh my! If I could only eat like a 16-year-old boy I’d be making these tonight 🙂 I do have some family gatherings coming up so they’ll have to wait just a little while. They look delicious, Sue!

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    Robyn @ Simply Fresh Dinners
    March 9, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Oh my, I love all these ingredients and how fabulous that you’ve added whiskey! Can I have a glass of whiskey while I munch on them too? These are heavenly and I’m making them for my next girls’ poker night!

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      March 9, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      Oh wow, these have girls’ poker night written ALL OVER them!

  • Reply
    March 8, 2016 at 8:04 pm

    Hi Sue, the whiskey glaze elevates these to a new level, love the way they look, great pics!

  • Reply
    Diane {Created by Diane}
    March 8, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    All of my favorites in one, oh yes these look fantastic. Bring on that whisky glaze I’m drooling already!

  • Reply
    March 8, 2016 at 7:53 am

    You are so right, just by looking at them I can tell they must be something out of this world! How I wish I could bit into one of those right now.

    • Reply
      March 8, 2016 at 7:56 am

      Thanks Su!

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    Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers
    March 8, 2016 at 4:20 am

    Brownies in any form or fashion are always top of my list! Love the whiskey glaze and walnuts, especially.

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    Sam | Ahead of Thyme
    March 7, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    I have to go to bed but this has got me feeling hungry! Looks delicious!

  • Reply
    Laura (Tutti Dolci)
    March 7, 2016 at 10:44 pm

    You had me at whiskey glaze, what a dream!

  • Reply
    2 sisters recipes
    March 7, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Love the whiskey in the glaze of these brownies – what could be better ? Yum!

  • Reply
    Charla @ That Girl Cooks Healthy
    March 7, 2016 at 2:38 pm

    I have a weakness for brownies, these sounds like those super soft fudgey type brownies…..yummy!

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