This Boozy Brownies post and the following scrumptious recipe was written by my daughter, Lauren Dezenski who was on her way to Peru in this photo. Lauren works in advertising, loves good food and wine and is always on the lookout for her next travel adventure!
Summer is my season, but I welcome fall and all that it brings: boots and scarves, all things pumpkin and tailgate season for those of us more interested in the social aspect of football. Which brings me to Boozy Brownies.
I’ll be the first to admit that I can get a little competitive when it comes to bringing food to a party because let’s be honest…Pinterest has me and the rest of the world in a frenzy about bringing THE best dish.
Everyone now has access to everything from cutting edge fashion to must-see travel destinations, ways to get fit and of course a recipe for every occasion.
Gearing up for a tailgate the next day I wanted something easy to transport, could be made in individual servings, and would combine food and beverage into one neat package.
I will admit I am a procrastinator, but it’s under pressure that some of us work our best. So I scoured Pinterest for a boozy dessert. What I found was a lot of from-scratch recipes that I didn’t have the time or patience for at that hour.
It was in true fashion of working best under pressure that Boozy Brownies were born.
My hypothesis was I could take a box mix and swap in alcohol for the measurement of water. Off I went with a box of salted caramel brownies and a bottle of Jack Daniels.
My hypothesis served me well because what came out of my oven was a rich, fudgy brownie complimented by the full, oaky flavor of the Jack.
To top it off (literally and figuratively) the box came with a salted caramel packet which I thought could also use a kick of Jack Daniels.
Follow the instructions on the back of the box for mixing and baking substituting Jack Daniels for the water. I’ve tried other brands and I prefer Duncan Hines Salted Caramel mix for the best tasting brownies.
I’ve found brownies and other passed dishes are easiest to bring and serve in individual portions. No need for knives or plates.
I bought my mini muffin tin years ago and I frequently use it for the perfect, pop-able one-bite dessert.
I baked the mini brownies for about 10 minutes. Each oven is different, so baking time may need to be adjusted.
While the brownies bake, empty the salted caramel packet into a small saucepan. Add about 2 tablespoons of Jack and heat on low, stirring occasionally to cook out the alcohol.
After the brownies are baked, the Jack-Caramel mixture is drizzled over the top of the brownies for a burst of flavor.
These brownies were created about a year ago and have stayed my hero dish when I need something quick and impressive to whip up for a party. They always go. Never disappoint. And are seriously addicting.
I used my leftover Jack Daniels for these Grilled Spicy Chicken Wings. Enjoy!
- 1 box Duncan Hines Salted Caramel Brownie mix
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup Jack Daniels + 2 tablespoons/divided
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- Salted caramel packet included in mix above
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Blend the mix, egg, 1/3 cup of Jack Daniels and vegetable oil.
Line a mini muffin tin with papers.
Fill the papers about 3/4 of the way full.
Bake approximately 10 minutes, keeping in mind baking times vary with each oven.
While the brownies are baking, empty the salted caramel packet into a small saucepan then add 2 tablespoons of Jack Daniels, stirring occasionally.
After the brownies are baked, drizzle the Jack-Caramel mixture over the top, dividing between them.