Ten Bourbon Desserts to Make for your Valentine

Ten Bourbon Desserts to Make for your Valentine

Homemade gifts can be lame, but you’re guaranteed to impress the bourbon-loving foodie in your life with these bourbon-tastic dessert recipes.

1. This Bourbon Banana Pudding recipe from Sally Cooks sounds perfect for the bourbon lover in your life.  Bonus points if you make your vanilla wafers from scratch, too.

2. I’ve never personally made homemade marshmallows, but this recipe for Bourbon Marshmallows has me ready to give it a try.

3. The folks over at Bourbon Blog always get the goods, and this Bourbon Chocolate Bread Pudding recipe from Bill Samuels, Jr. is surely no exception.

4. I love bourbon and I LOOOVE pralines, so this Bourbon Pralines recipe  from Kitchen Parade sounds like a little piece of heaven to me.

5. This Bourbon Cherry Cordial  recipe from Domestic Fits sounds divine, though I think I’d like to soak my cherries for at least 24 hours to make sure they bourbon flavor comes through really well.

6. Um, Bourbon Peanut Butter Cups? Yes please!

7. Peanut brittle is one of my favorite old-fashioned homemade candies, so adding bourbon just seems like the logical next step.  Try this recipe for Bourbon Vanilla Peanut Brittle.

8. Salted caramel everything is all the rage right now.  Most foodies I know are over it.  But if you add bourbon like this Bourbon Salted Caramel recipe from Shutterbean we might be able to keep this trend going a while longer.

9. Sometimes it’s nice to mix the salty with the sweet, and bourbon goes with everything.  Try this recipe for Bourbon Pecan Chocolate Popcorn and snuggle up with your Valentine to watch a movie.

10. Bourbon Bacon Chocolate Chunk Cookies.  Because bourbon and bacon and chocolate are the trifecta of Valentine’s Day goodies.

With so many options to choose from, how could you possibly go wrong?  If you have a bourbon-soaked dessert recipe you think I need to know about, tweet me @LouGirl502.  I’d love to hear about it!

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About Maggie Kimberl
I'm a Louisville native with a passion for traveling and homegrown tomatoes. I originally intended to cover food and dining news and reviews for Louisville.com, but I've found so much interesting bourbon news out there I'm now the unofficial Bourbon Editor. See bourbon news happening? Contact me!
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