Does clutter drive anyone else absolutely crazy? Matt and I live in a pretty small apartment so it doesn’t take very long for clutter to accumulate. About two or three times a year I’ll do a deep clean and I’m always amazed at how much stuff I ‘find’ that we no longer use.
This time it most of the clutter was hidden in our kitchen cupboards. They were packed full of random ingredients from recipes that I only made once and won’t likely make again. But since I HATE wasting food, my project for the past few weeks has been using up those ingredients.
Which brings me to these brownies.
One of the random ingredients I found was a bottle of Jack Daniel’s whiskey. I hate whiskey so I honestly don’t know where it came from, but since I’ll do almost anything to avoid wasting food, I was determined to find a way to use it.
After a bit of research, I decided my best bet was to add it into something with chocolate. Some of my favorite treats include alcohol and chocolate so I figured it was worth a try. Brownies seemed like they would be the most promising so I pulled out all the ingredients and got to work.
Right before I combined the wet and dry ingredients I added in the whiskey and honesty guys, it smelt terrible. Did I just ruin what would have been a perfectly good batch of brownies? Even the batter didn’t taste all that great…
But despite the strong smell of the batter, I could not have been happier with how they turned out! They were rich, moist, and super fudgy. Basically, everything you want in a brownie with a hint of whiskey that surprisingly pairs really well with the dark chocolate.
Super Fudgy Jack Daniels Brownies
- 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 3/4 tsp Salt
- 1 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
- 3/4 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
- 2 tsp Instant Coffee
- 3/4 Cup Butter
- 1 1/4 Cups White Sugar
- 1/3 Cup + 1 Tbsp Brown Sugar, packed
- 2 tsp Vanilla
- 1/4 Cup Jack Daniels Whiskey
- 4 Eggs
- 1/3 Cup Dark Chocolate Chips
- 1/3 Cup Milk Chocolate Chunks
Preheat oven to 350F.
Line a 9x9" cake pan with parchment paper and set aside.
In a medium sized bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and cocoa powder. Set aside.
Place 3/4 cups dark chocolate chips, instant coffee, and the butter in a large microwavable bowl. Microwave on half power in 30 second increments until smooth.
Add the sugars, vanilla, and whiskey to the melted chocolate and stir until combined. Allow to cool 10 minutes.
Add the eggs two at a time, mixing until just combined. Do not to over mix.
Gently stir in the flour mixture, dark chocolate chips, and milk chocolate chunks until just combined. Pour into prepared baking pan.
Bake for 40 to 45 minutes until the top is shiny and the edges are pulling away from the pan.
Using a toothpick, check if your brownies are done. A few crumbs and chocolate should stick to the toothpick, but there shouldn't be any uncooked batter.
Looking for more?
Check out some of my other favorite boozy treats!