Root Beer Whiskey Fudge Brownies

Whiskey brownies. Do I need to say more?



One of Mrs. Nom’s favorite childhood treats was a chocolate root beer float, so adding a bit of an adult twist to that combination only made sense when we had a bottle of Uncle Bob’s Root Beer Whiskey come into our possession, especially with whiskey being such a great pair with chocolate. Needing a fun dessert for a night with friends, we decided that a drunken brownie would be the perfect end to a great meal.



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Root Beer Whiskey Brownies with Whisky bottle in background

8×8 Pan / Parchment Paper / Mixer / Hand Mixer



Whiskey Brownies

This recipe uses a bittersweet dark chocolate to help balance out the sweetness of the root beer whiskey and enhance the herbal notes making the brownie rich and complex. Topped with a root beer whiskey and chocolate whipped cream frosting, there is just a bit of a bite from the whiskey.






Starting out with a sweet chocolate flavor and finishing with an intense root beer flavor, the light frosting is a perfect topping to the fudgy whiskey brownies.




Root Beer Whiskey Brownies with Whisky bottle in background

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Yield: 1

Root Beer Whiskey Fudge Brownies

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
A boozy, chocolaty fudgy version of the delicious chocolate classic.


For the Brownies

  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 3 oz Root Beer Whiskey
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 4 Tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs

Chocolate Whipped Cream Frosting

  • 1 1/2 oz Root Beer Whiskey
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup melted chocolate chips
  • 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
  • 3 dashes chocolate bitters
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream


For the Brownies

Preheat the oven to 350°. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper.

In a microwave safe bowl, combine the butter and chocolate. Heat in 30 second intervals until melted. Stir in sugar. Add in eggs, root beer whiskey and salt.

Fold in flour and cocoa until smooth and shiny.

Pour mixture into the parchment lined dish. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Cool completely before frosting.

For the Frosting

Whip the cream into stiff peaks.

Pour chocolate in and mix. Add in powdered sugar and cornstarch. Mix.

Add in whiskey and bitters. Whip until slightly stiff.

Frost brownies. Serve.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 358 Total Fat: 15.6g Saturated Fat: 9.9g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 64mg Carbohydrates: 45g Fiber: 1.9g Sugar: 35.4g Protein: 4.4g



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29 thoughts on “Root Beer Whiskey Fudge Brownies

  1. Sounds really yummy, but I can’t do Coffee anything, do you need the coffee bitters??? Otherwise this sounds like a decadent dessert.

  2. Well it looks like another bottle of alcohol is going to have to be added to my collection! What a cool recipe! I can’t wait to try – and I can’t wait to try this whiskey – I hope I can find it in Canada! 🙂

  3. DID YOU SAY ROOT BEER? YES PLEASE! That’s my favorite drink flavor ever — so imagine what it could taste like in a brownie. Divine! Thanks for sharing!!! <3 – Levan

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