The best way to celebrate the Kentucky Derby is with a mint julep in one hand and Derby Pie Brownies in the other. Chocolate Brownies covered in bourbon, toasted pecans, and chocolate chips!
Grab your hat, your Mint Julep, and these Derby Pie Brownies. The Kentucky Derby is coming up this weekend and you need to get ready to celebrate! At the Kentucky Derby, everyone is drinking bourbon, eating Derby Pie, and cheering on their favorite horse! I had the privilege to go to the Kentucky Derby in 2013.
I had such a great time walking around looking at hats, celebrity stalking when I saw one come in, drinking Oaks Lilies (the drink of the Oaks on Friday), and feeling the horses shake the ground when they raced by. I am still not a huge fan of bourbon in my drinks, but I do love it in my food. The best example of this is the Derby Pie. That classic combination of toasted pecans, chocolate chips, and bourbon filling a flaky pie crust. How about we take these classic flavors and add them to even more chocolate!!!
I have seen quite a few variations on the Derby Pie while perusing Pinterest this week in anticipation of the Kentucky Derby and could only find smaller pies and cookie bars. This cookie bar recipe from Half Baked Harvest was my jumping off point. She inspired me to make a version that I hadn’t seen before. That delicious Derby Pie nestled on top of gooey, chocolatey brownies!
Whip up a batch of these, grab your Derby hat, and head on over to your Derby party! Don’t forget your Mint Julep too!
If you need another dessert for your Derby party, check out my Derby Week Bourbon Balls!