Chocolate Kahlua Brownie Bars

"These are decadent bars with a brown sugar crust, brownie filling and kahlua frosting. They are delicious and attractive too."
 
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photo by pattikay in L.A. photo by pattikay in L.A.
photo by pattikay in L.A.
photo by pattikay in L.A. photo by pattikay in L.A.
Ready In:
50mins
Ingredients:
19
Serves:
20
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ingredients

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directions

  • For crust, stir together the 2/3 cup flour and 1/2 cup brown sugar.
  • Using a pastry blender, cut in the 1/3 cup butter until pieces are the size of fine crumbs.
  • Stir in the 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans.
  • Press mixture into an ungreased 9x9 pan; set aside.
  • For brownie layer, in a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the 1/4 cup butter, shortening and chocolate, stirring until smooth.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Cool slightly (about 5 minutes).
  • Stir in 1/2 cup brown sugar and granulated sugar.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition just until combined.
  • Stir in the 1/4 cup coffee liqueur, the 2 tablespoons milk, vanilla, and salt.
  • Add the 1/2 cup flour and stir just until moistened.
  • Pour batter over crust.
  • Bake in a 350° oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean with crumbs clinging to it.
  • Cool brownies in pan on wire rack.
  • For frosting, stir together the powdered sugar, melted butter, and the 1 teaspoon coffee liqueur.
  • Stir in enough of the 1 to 2 tablespoons milk to make a spreading consistency.
  • Spread over cooled brownies. Cut into bars.

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Reviews

  1. Hazeleyes
    Very rich and decadent! I didn't put the butter in the frosting, just the p. sugar, kahlua and milk. I also added a little cocoa powder to the frosting. Very good.
     
  2. pattikay in L.A.
    A rich and flavorful brownie. The combination of a crunchy crust, brownie and icing makes a nice contrast of textures to go with the great taste. I added a handful of chocolate chips with great success. Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. Chef SuzyQ
    These are great! I followed the instructions exactly and it did take the full 25 minutes in my oven. Awesome brownies!
     
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<p>Hello, My name is Monica and I am a 35 year old, happily married mom of 2. After working as a project manager for many years, I currently am a stay-at-home mom to our beautiful daughter Hannah who is 10 years old,&amp; our sweet son Liam who is 6. I love being home with them! I am a Navy wife of 19 years. It is an adventurous, fun, sometimes stressful life but we are proud to be a Navy family in service of our country. <br />Cooking is one of my passions. I could sit down and read recipes like I would a regular novel. I would say I am more of a recipe gatherer rather than a recipe orginator. I do tweak things a lot to suit my families taste, but other than that I rely on recipes for ideas and technique. I find most of my own recipes have been posted in some form or another here, but I look forward to having more to add in the future. <br />I am an avid baker and also love international foods. Being half Thai, I love Thai food and have gotten my family to learn to appreciate it as well.</p>
 
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