I did something terrible. I did something I shouldn't and now there is no going back. My life will never be the same.
Wait for it. I am not sure I should share because if you do what I did then your life will also never be the same.
I made fudgy, pecan pie bars. Gasp! I know. I know. What's more I made them with bourbon! I know. So. Much. Shame. Delicious, delicious shame.
Remember when I told you here that I had all those pecans my GDaddy gave me? Yeah, well I used them for chocolate evil!
I have told you before that we are not big drinkers in this house. Ever once in a while there will be a glass of wine or a fruity drink, but that is fewer and fewer and far between. We would much rather eat our alcohol than drink it.I bought some bourbon to make a sauce for some bread pudding I made my husband. (I loathe bread pudding. It's soggy bread people.)
So I combined the pecans and the bourbon and it resulted in something so good it can only be truly bad.
You have been warned.
What you'll need:
Fudgy chocolate crust:
3/4 cup cocoa powder
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup flour
10 tablespoons butter, melted
Preheat oven to 325 and grease a pan.
In a bowl mix your butter, cocoa, sugar and pinch of salt. In a seperate bowl beat your eggs and then add them to the cocoa mixture. Mix, mix, mix.
It will be thick. It's supposed to be.
Place the mixture into a your pan and bake for 20 minutes.
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup light brown corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, melted
2 tablespoons bourbon
2 cups chopped pecans
Whisk together your syrup and sugar until it is good and smooth. Add in your eggs. Then add your butter and bourbon. Once everything is good and mixed add your pecans.
You will pour this mixture over your baked brownies. Place back in the oven for another 30 minutes.
You will need to let this cool in the fridge for an hour, just like an honest to goodness pecan pie. Then prepare yourself. It is so good your heart will explode.