Bourbon Pecan Blondies

May 6, 2024 - Country Cooking

Bourbon Pecan Blondies are wonderfully chewy and buttery and deliciously flavored with bourbon. I love the crunch of pecans that they have.

What I Love About These Blondies

No Mixer Needed. The batter gets mixed in a mixing bowl with a whisk. Super easy and convenient.

The combination of bourbon and pecans is a classic southern flavor combination that really works well.

They have a wonderful buttery sweet flavor from lots of brown sugar and toffee bits.

They have a chewy texture around the edges and are a little moist and gooey in the middle.

Only pantry ingredients are needed, plus a little bourbon from the liquor cabinet!


Bourbon is by far my favorite liquor to bake and cook with. Some of my favorite recipes using bourbon are Bourbon Beef Stew, Bourbon Balls, Peach Bourbon Tres Leches, and Pecan Chicken in Bourbon Maple Cream Gravy.

The bourbon gives the blondies a sweet and smoky flavor. You can use any bourbon you like. I typically use Maker’s Mark. It has a nice smooth flavor.

How To Serve Bourbon Pecan Blondies

These Bourbon Pecan Blondies are great for a Kentucky Derby Party, a potluck, or dessert. They even go great with a cup of coffee. Serve as is or top with vanilla ice cream, fresh whipped cream, or caramel sauce.

Tips For Making Blondies

Bake until a wooden toothpick inserted in the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached. Be careful not to overbake them or they will be dry. The edges should be golden and the middle just set.

Be sure to measure the flour correctly. First fluff it up some in the bag. Then gently scoop it into a dry measuring cup, overfilling it slightly. Then run the back of a knife across the top to level it off and get rid of the excess.


Use walnuts in place of pecans.

Add half a cup of chocolate chips.

How To Store

Can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container for 3 to 4 days. You can freeze them for up to 2 months. To freeze, individually wrap them in plastic wrap and then place in a freezer bag.

More Blondie Recipes

M&M Blondies

Butterscotch Toffee Blondies

Raspberry Pecan Blondies

Chocolate Chip Blondies with Caramel-Bourbon Sauce


Bourbon Pecan Blondies

Bourbon Pecan Blondies are wonderfully chewy and buttery and deliciously flavored with bourbon. I love the crunch of pecans that they have.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Keyword bars, bourbon
Prep Time 15 minutes minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes minutes
Total Time 40 minutes minutes
Servings 12
Calories 533kcal


2 cups packed light brown sugar1 teaspoon baking powder½ teaspoon salt1 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled¼ cup bourbon1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 large eggs, room temperature2 cups all-purpose flour1⅓ cup chopped pecans, divided2/3 cup toffee bits


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9×13-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.

Gradually whisk in butter.

Whisk in bourbon and vanilla.

Whisk in eggs.

Stir in flour just until mixed in.

Stir in 1 cup of chopped pecans and the toffee bits.

Transfer batter to prepared baking dish, spreading it out evenly. Sprinkle remaining pecans on top.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Let cool complately before cutting into squares.


Nutritional info is provided as an estimate only and will vary based on brands of products used.


Calories: 533kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 175mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 676IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2mg

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