Chocolate Kahlua Brownie Bars

"These are decadent bars with a brown sugar crust, brownie filling and kahlua frosting. They are delicious and attractive too."
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.
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  • 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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  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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