Bourbon Pecan Blondies

The caramel and vanilla undertones of bourbon make it a great option to add to these sweet treats.

Serves: 24Prep: 20 minutesCook: 1 hourTotal: 1 hour 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 24


  • 3⁄4 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1 1⁄2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1 cup toasted pecan pieces


  • Heat oven to 375°F. Line a 9”x13” pan with foil or parchment paper allowing at least 1” to overhang the edges. Butter or spray; set aside.
  • In a skillet melt butter over medium-low heat. Allow to continue cooking until lightly browned. Remove from heat, pour into a large mixing bowl and refrigerate for 15 minutes to cool.
  • Add brown sugar, eggs, bourbon and vanilla to the brown butter; mix well. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt until combined. Stir in pecans. Spread in prepared pan.
  • Bake 14-16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  • Remove from pan using parchment overhang; cut into squares.