How To Make BarChick's Boozy Bourbon Brownies

You'll wanna whiskey up a batch of these bad boys ASAP

If you haven't ticked off baking on your lockdown bingo scorecard yet, you'll wanna correct that with this saucy recipe. Gooey, boozy and chocolaty: the ultimate isolation indulgence. So good we dare ya not to eat them all in one go. 


  • 130g dark brown sugar
  • 60g salted butter
  • 130g plain flour
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon Madagascan vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon (pick your fave and serve yourself up a dram too, cos why the hell not?)
  • 40g dark chocolate, roughly chopped (or choc chips if you've got 'em)
  • Flaked sea salt for sprinkling (optional but we f*cking love the salty-sweet contrast)


  1. Preheat your oven to 325℉ / 160℃ & line a 9-inch square dish with greaseproof paper.
  2. In a small saucepan, melt the brown sugar and butter together. You want it to look a bit like wet sand. Transfer to a medium bowl and set aside to cool.
  3. In a small bowl stir together the flour, cocoa powder, and baking powder.
  4. Once the butter mixture has cooled, stir in the egg, vanilla, & bourbon. Stir in the flour mixture until well combined. Stir in the dark chocolate.
  5. Spread the mixture evenly into the lined baking dish and put in the oven.
  6. Lick the bowl
  7. This next bit depends on whether you want them baked the whole way through or a lit bit gooey. We like 'em gooey so around 13-15 mins works for us, but for a more thorough bake, leave 'em in for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick/knife/kebab skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  8. After removing the brownies from the oven, sprinkle with flaked sea salt.

Now either leave to cool completely (this will require self-control - good luck) or dish 'em up warm straight away with ice-cream and an extra slug of bourbon (again, why the f*ck not?) If you really like them, hide them. They won't last long in a house with others - though the good thing is they ain't kid-appropriate so no having to share with little ones. Unlucky, suckers! 


Recipe & imagery adapted from