Easy Boozy Brownies

Boozy Brownies
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  • Total: 80 mins
  • Prep: 45 mins
  • Cook: 35 mins
  • Yield: 12 servings

Looking for an easy dessert that will have everyone raving? Try these Boozy Brownies! They start with a boxed brownie mix, but you'd never know it. After you add the bourbon, rum frosting, and chocolate glaze on top, you'll swear they came out of a gourmet kitchen!

​Bourbon and rum are the suggested alcohols to use, but you can switch it up and use whatever you have available. Flavored liqueurs like Chambord and Grand Marnier would also be delicious!

​If you want to make this with homemade brownies instead, try making them with this homemade brownie recipe.


  • 1 21 ounce box fudge brownie mix (or brownies made from your favorite recipe)
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 8 oz (1 cup) butter
  • 3 tablespoons rum
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon shortening

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients. 

  2. Prepare and bake the brownies in a 9x9-inch pan according to the package directions. You can also use a 9x13 pan if you prefer thin brownies.

  3. As soon as the baked brownies are removed from the oven, be sure to evenly cover them with the bourbon. Don’t get burned by the steam that will rise up out of the brownies. Allow the brownie pan to cool just a bit. Place the pan of brownies on a cooling rack and place both of them into your refrigerator.

  4. While the brownies are cooling in the refrigerator, make the buttercream icing. Cream the butter with the rum until combined. Mix in the powdered sugar, a little at a time. Keep mixing until the sugar is fully incorporated into the butter mixture. Remove the brownies from the refrigerator. Spread the icing evenly on the cooled brownies. Place the brownie pan back in the refrigerator. When the pan of brownies is cold, melt the chocolate chips with the shortening. Drizzle the chocolate quickly over the top of the brownies. Spread the chocolate evenly over the top. Keep the brownies in the refrigerator until it is ready to serve. Store any remaining brownies in the refrigerator.

Use a Brownie Mix With These Recipes

Fudge Brownie Pie
It’s amazing how good a pie made with a pie crust and a brownie mix can tastes. Be sure to serve it with ice cream.

Pecan Pie Brownies
This will top the list of strange, but outstanding combinations. Yes, this recipe is made with a pecan pie mixed with a brownie mix batter.

Cheesecake Brownies
Combine two of my favorite desserts and you get these brownies. The slight sourness of the cheesecake are the perfect balance for the sweetness of a brownie.