Kahlua Fudge Brownies with a Chocolate Glaze

When I first decided to make this, I was going to leave off the chocolate glaze. But, after seeing how plain the bars looked without it, I decided to go for it, but add a bit of a crunch with some cocoa nibs. Great idea, if I say so myself.

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These were so delicious, and I think I ate almost all of them on my own. Oops.

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The Kahlua isn’t very strong, but you could always add more to the glaze if you want them a bit more boozy tasting. I still breastfeed, I don’t like alcohol, and I was having a pregnant friend visit, soooooo I went light with it. If you really follow the blog, you could even go nuts and use homemade Kahlua like I did.

Directions for Kahlua fudge brownies with a chocolate glaze

Slightly adapted from Absolutely Chocolate

Brownies

  • 9 ounces (2 cups) flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 sticks (1.5 cups) butter
  • 2.5 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons Kahlua

Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Melt the butter in a large saucepan, stirring occasionally, then remove from the heat when melted.

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Meanwhile, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk the cocoa into the melted butter until smooth.

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Then whisk in the brown sugar, again until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, whisking well after each.

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Whisk in the Kahlua, then gently stir the flour mixture into the batter.

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Pour the batter into the baking dish and bake for about 20-30 minutes until a toothpick in the center comes out clean, or the bars start to pull in from the sides. Allow it to cool completely before continuing.

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Chocolate Glaze

  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • ½ stick (4 Tablespoons) butter, cut into Tablespoon-sized pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Kahlua
  • Cacao nibs (optional)

Using a double boiler or similar set-up, melt the chocolate, butter, and corn syrup together.

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Stir until smooth, then add the Kahlua.

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Pour the mixture onto the bars. Lift the baking dish and swirl it around, or use a spatula to evenly spread the glaze.

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Then, sprinkle some cacao nibs on top, if desired. Refrigerate until set (about 30 minutes), then cut the bars.

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Directions for Kahlua fudge brownies with a chocolate glaze (without pictures)

Slightly adapted from Absolutely Chocolate

Brownies

  • 9 ounces (2 cups) flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 sticks (1.5 cups) butter
  • 2.5 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons Kahlua

Spray a 9 x 13 inch baking dish and preheat the oven to 325 degrees.

Melt the butter in a large saucepan, stirring occasionally, then remove from the heat when melted. Meanwhile, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Whisk the cocoa into the melted butter until smooth. Then whisk in the brown sugar, again until smooth. Add the eggs one at a time, whisking well after each. Whisk in the Kahlua, then gently stir the flour mixture into the batter.

Pour the batter into the baking dish and bake for about 20-30 minutes until a toothpick in the center comes out clean, or the bars start to pull in from the sides. Allow it to cool completely before continuing.

Chocolate Glaze

  • 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • ½ stick (4 Tablespoons) butter, cut into Tablespoon-sized pieces
  • 1 Tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon Kahlua
  • Cacao nibs (optional)

Using a double boiler or similar set-up, melt the chocolate, butter, and corn syrup together. Stir until smooth, then add the Kahlua. Pour the mixture onto the bars. Lift the baking dish and swirl it around, or use a spatula to evenly spread the glaze. Then, sprinkle some cacao nibs on top, if desired. Refrigerate until set (about 30 minutes), then cut the bars.

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