Boozy Brownie Balls
Makes about 4 dozen
Inspired by Martha Stewart
1 1/2 sticks butter, cut into pieces
6 ounces finely chopped semisweet chocolate (or about 1/2 bag of chocolate chips)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup flour
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons bourbon
Coarse sugar, for rolling
Preheat the oven to 350 and butter a 11 x 17 baking dish. Melt the butter and the chocolate together in a small saucepan set over a pan of simmering water. Stir until the mixture is smooth and set aside.
Whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, vanilla and salt in a medium bowl. Add in the chocolate mixture and beat until smooth. Add in the flour until the batter is smooth and shiny and pour into the prepared pan. Bake for about 10 minutes or until a tester comes out with a few crumbs attached. Cool completely.
Break up the brownie into large chunks then break those bits into really tiny crumbs. Add the bourbon and mix until the brownie crumbs are evenly moistened. Roll into 1-inch balls and coat in the coarse sugar. Store in the refrigerator.