Sunday, February 27, 2011

Killer Kahlua Brownies


The title of this recipe says it all ....these are definitley Killer Kahlua Brownies! My favorite brownies yet and my son's favorite also. They were gone in no time at all. You can barely taste the kahlua but it does kick up the chocolate flavor. I'm telling you that these brownies, to me, are over the top good!!! I found the recipes on Anna's site Cookie Madness. I've made a number of recipes she has posted and have never been disappointed. Hope you visit her site a if you are not familiar with it.

I had something happen to me this morning that was very upsetting. Went with a good friend to IHOP for breakfast and had my usual Swedish crepes with Lingonberries. Well I was almost done with my meal and wham I chewed on something hard. It looked like a piece glass to me about the size of a small tooth. Of course I immediately called over the managment who assured me this was just very hard plastic. They asked if I had used any syrup, since that is served in hard plastic dispensers. I didn't since they have those delicious lingonberries on the crepes along with lingonberry butter. They were very apologetic and didn't charge for my crepes but it was very eye opening for me. Wonder how much goes on in restaurants that we aren't aware of and don't see. Anyhow, the whole thing just was very unsettling to me.

Getting back to these brownies, please make these if you enjoy brownies. I think you'll love them!!!

1/3 cup butter, unsalted (divided use)
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons cocoa, unsweetened
1/4 tsp baking soda
2 tablespoons boiling water and 2 tablespoons Kahlua
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
2/3 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans (I omitted these)
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line an 8 inch meta pan with foil. Grease bottom of pan.

Melt the butter and set aside to cool. In mixing bowl, stir together the cocoa and baking soda. Add HALF of the butter, then add boiling water and Kahlua. Stir until well blended. Stir in sugar, beaten egg and remaining butter. Stir in flour and salt followed by the chocolate chips and nuts. Pour chocolate brownie batter into pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 27-30 minutes or until brownies appear firm and begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool before cutting into squares.

23 comments:

ann said...

These brownies look fabulous. How could they not be?

Baking Ribbons said...

I'll have to try them-you take good pics! ...I love Anna's site and have made a few things from it also.

Jenn said...

Those brownies look and sound fantastic! I will be trying these for sure.
Sorry to hear about your experience. When I was in high school I was at Arby's and I bit into one of their roast beef sandwiches and there was a small plastic block in it!!! Never been back to an Arby's since!!

Cassie said...

Kahlua and chocolate...how could those NOT be killer?! Sorry about your IHOP experience...I would be very unsettled by that too.

Tammy said...

yummo! I love all things brownie!

Spryte said...

*drool* That title does say it all!!!

teresa said...

yuuuuuum, these sound amazing!

Jen_from_NJ said...

WOW- Kahlua and brownies! I will make these when my daughters are home for spring break.

The Blonde Duck said...

You can never go wrong with brownies!

Pam said...

Excuse me while I wipe the drool off of my chin... loving these kahlua brownies!

Lara said...

Whoa, what a disconcerting experience at IHOP. I've often wondered what goes on behind those kitchen doors at restaurants. The brownies look divine (and devilish)!

sophiesfoodiefiles said...

Oooh waw, Debbie! These brownies with the lqueur in it look amazing & ooh so appetizing!!

Really wonderful! MMMM,...yummie, :)

BumbleVee said...

Kahlua.... oh, yeh.... or Tia Maria... my fav, even in my coffee. I'll definitely try these..


One of the reasons I rarely eat in restaurants... and if you have ever worked in a restaurant kitchen...ick... forget it.... eating at home is so much safer believe me.

My first episode of gagging in a restaurant.... a bandaid in my chicken pot pie.... I thought it was a piece of chicken and was trying to pierce it with my fork. Managment totally denied it was in my food.

Commercial staples that fractured a tooth... must have fallen in from a box of burger patties or something I guess...

Several longish grey hairs in my stack of french fries... and the rest of the people laughed for awhile...til 3 more of them found the same in theirs... the cook must have literally been pulling out her hair.... we all gagged and left...

let me see...what else...oh, yes... a piece of velcro stuck to my fork grazed my lower lip with my first bit of salad one time.. ... what the heck? I wondered if it was a fork from a display or something....

anyway... very rare for me to eat out....

Mary said...

These really do look delicious. Given the ingredients used to make them they can't help but be a hit. Have a great day, Debbie. Blessings...Mary

The Blonde Duck said...

Have a good weekend!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

I saw Kahlua in the title and I knew I would love them...yum!

Cheryl said...

Those brownies look yummy, I love Kahlua in anything or on the rocks! I often wonder about Restaurants myself...crazy

Emily said...

Oh no! That's not good! I'm glad you're okay. I don't think I'd go back to IHOP again.

These brownies look aaamazing!

Leslie said...

Ohhh I feel a little tipsy looking at these! YEAH!

Taylor said...

It's definitely scary to think about what goes on in restaurants! I love Kahlua so I'm pretty positive I would loooooove these brownies!

Julie said...

These sound fantastic...I love desserts made with kahlua. I love IHOP but saw a tiny little roach as we were leaving the one near us and just can't go back.

Avril said...

Fun to find your blog and to find this WONDERFUL brownie recipe....I'm always looking for a good brownie recipe! Thank you for sharing! :-)

Monica H said...

These brownies do sound killer. I want!

I hope you're doing okay. Your tooth alright?