Chocolate Kahlua Brownie Bars

Recipe by shimmerchk
READY IN: 50mins




  • 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.