Easy Peasy Flourless Bourbon Brownies

bourbon brownies

National Bourbon Heritage Month is getting ready to come to a close. The Kentucky Bourbon Festival has come and gone. It was September 12th through the 18th in Bardstown, Kentucky aka “The Bourbon Capital of the World.” Some may be wondering if I went, but I didn’t go. Instead about 20 friends, my husband, and I went down to Huntsville, Tennessee to go to Brimstone to go 4-wheeling, camping, drinking, and to see Hank Williams Jr. in concert (That particular event was called Brimstone Paragon). Brimstone is approximately 19,196 acres with over 300 acres of trails for riding. Sorry, but none of the shenanigans (haha!) will be posted here on my blog, but you can see a few pictures, if you follow me on instagram.

Anyways, just because National Bourbon Heritage Month is almost over, that does not mean that the bourbon events have come to a close. I mean, this is Kentucky after all.  There IS always some type of bourbon or foodie event going on! In fact, The Bourbon Social is comprised of four events back-to-back in October (Thursday, October 6 through Sunday, October 9). On Thursday, the event is Bourbon & Bites. On Friday, the event is A Day at the Races, which is at Keene Manor at Keeneland. On Saturday, this is when The Main Event takes place. Lastly, on Sunday, the event is The Buffalo Trace Brunch held at none other than the Buffalo Trace Distillery. I’m really excited because I bought tickets for Saturday’s and Sunday’s events. The Bourbon Social has hosted other bourbon related events throughout the year (but October is the main extravaganza), including the Beer, Bourbon, and Bacon Garden Party, I attended back in June of this year. Tickets are almost all gone to the upcoming events!

Even if you don’t like bourbon, these events can still be for you!

As promised, earlier this month, I said that I would be posting several recipes in spirit of National Bourbon Heritage Month. So, today, I have for you…


recipe: via


Serving: 1 dozen brownies
Ready In:


  • 1/4 cup Maker’s Mark Bourbon (or whatever bourbon you have on hand)
  • 1-1/4 sticks unsalted butter, plus more for the pan
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F.
  2. Butter an 8-inch square baking pan, line with parchment paper or foil and butter the parchment.
  3. In a large saucepan, heat the butter and bourbon over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the butter melts.
  4. Stir in the cocoa powder until smooth.
  5. Remove from the heat and immediately add 1-1/2 cups chocolate chips. Stir until smooth. Let cool slightly.
  6. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  7. Stir in the confectioners’ sugar until well-combined.
  8. Transfer to the prepared pan and spread in an even layer.
  9. Sprinkle the remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips on top.
  10. Bake until the top is glossy and a toothpick inserted 1 inch from the edge comes out clean, about 20 minutes (You may have to cook the brownies longer, depending on your oven and/or the pan that you use).
  11. Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
  12. Lift out of the pan using the parchment paper. Cut into 12 bars.


Warning: Once you make these, you’ll need a glass of milk, because they are super rich and chocolate-ly!

Now, go enjoy, and I dare you to not eat the whole batch!

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  • Oh yum. I really love brownies. This recipe is easy to make. Was interesting to read about your activities- will follow you on Instagram to see the pics 🙂

  • This looks amazing. I love that this is flourless. I have to give your recipe a try.

  • I saw bourbon. I saw brownie. I couldn’t wait to click on the recipe. This is something I would definitely like to make at home. It would be perfect for a girls’ night in!

    • Hope you like it! I think that next time I make them, I’m going to replace the chocolate chips on top with some type of nuts!

  • These sound SO good! Brownies are my weakness so I’m definitely going to try these out – after I have this baby. 🙂

  • Debra Hawkins

    I would have to skip the bourbon but the look good. How do you get a rise with them without baking soda or powder?

    • I don’t know much about the science side of cooking, but I have no idea? I’ve made lots of brownies before with and without baking powder/soda and it never made a difference.

  • Carolyn Fennell

    These looks delicious and the only hard liquor I like is bourbon. Sounds like you had fun and Hank Williams Jr is awesome to hear.

  • Theresa

    These sound so delicious! I love any kind of brownie, so I know I would enjoy these!

  • I’m going to be making these this weekend. I will be the belle of the ball, let me tell you. I know this is going to be a winner for me!

    • You better make enough, because I’ll bet these will be gone fast! Haha!

      I’m thinking next time I make them to replace the chocolate chips on top with some type of nuts (I like nuts like walnuts or peanut butter chips in my brownies)

  • Cynthia @craftoflaughter

    I have enjoyed your bourbon posts even if Im not a bourbon drinker! And now! Brownies, how delicious do these look!

  • Taylor Smith

    I always enjoy your posts and share them with my friends who enjoy drinking! 🙂 I love your recipes! Very cool.

  • These brownies sound delicious, and I love how they are flourless! I can’t wait to hear about the Bourbon Social events!

  • I like brownies but these flourless bourbon’s sound even better than your standard brownie. How delicious!

  • Kimberly Stroh

    These look so divine and rich. I would love to make a huge batch for the holidays and share with my family.

  • Suzanne Spiegoski-Decamps

    I saw this post on your Instagram and had to revisit on your blog just to savor these delicious rich brownies! Might be making these this weekend. 🙂

  • songbirdsandbuttons

    Oh, yum! These sound absolutely incredible – I love chocolate, anything – so I can’t wait to try and make these!

  • I love that you are making flourless Bourbon Brownies, maybe they could be made with a natural sugar like ground dates… Either way they sound delicious…

  • PS Would these be good with added Black Beans?

    • I’m not sure? I’ve never cooked anything or substituted anything with black beans before. It could be worth a try!

  • I honestly don’t get into sweets that much, but I do love to have brownies every now and then. Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe! – HilLesha

  • I’m literally salivating here! 😋 this looks delicious and will make sure to have a glass of milk ready for sure! lol

  • Shirley Eliza Martinez

    This recipe is yummy! I’ll be sure to share it with bourbon lovers