Kahlua Brownies

Who needs another brownie recipe, right?  Even my kids can make brownies in their sleep.  Mom’s Kahlua Brownies is one of our favorite recipes.  We love using any Duncan Hines Chocolate Brownie mix as our base.

And, why not get a little creative and bake some of these brownies with a little “kick” to them?  It makes perfect sense.  I’ve been to many restaurants where I eat my dessert with a side of Bailey’s.  Why not combine them?

But, beware, these brownies are deadly.  Their consistency is much moister than any other brownie I’ve ever eaten (and that’s a lot).  In fact, they’re so moist, they teeter on seeming a bit “greasy,” which is more fitting for a side of fries than a baked chocolate dessert.  Put them in your hand and they’ll sweat.  If you place them on top of each other to serve to guests, they blend together.  If there are any leftovers,  it’s best to refrigerate them.  They’re not dense or chewy or hard.  Put one in your mouth and I guarantee you’ll eat another one and another one and another one.

While Mom’s recipe calls for Kahlua, you can substitute it with any other coffee or chocolate, or cream-based liqueur you have on hand.  I used Bailey’s the first time and TGIF’s pre-made Mudslide mix the second time around.  Both equally tasty.

Warning: you might just get a belly ache these are so good.

And, don’t worry, you can serve these to minors. There’s not much alcohol.



  1. Cool! would love to have a taste of these brownies..

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  2. Oh my! I want these. Come over and visit us. Today we have a wonderful cabbage recipe.

  3. The only reason I would make these is that since they’re not GF I wouldn’t be tempted. Otherwise, delicious and dangerous and a good ski recipe. Oh you can make them when you visit. X

  4. Shari…is the oil above and beyond whats called for in the original box recipe? I’m going to make these next Sunday when we watch the Raven’s beat the Patriots 🙂

  5. These look so fudgy I’m drooling! It’s a keeper. 🙂

  6. Yum, yum and double yum! I want these!

  7. Kahlua and chocolate – yes please!
    I am going to have to make these! So glad that you linked them!

  8. They may be safe for minors, but I would not share, just tell them it’s not good for them. Yummy!

  9. Oh my heavens! Kahlua is a favorite of mine and to add it to brownies is taking it over the top!!! Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday, I hope to see you again next week 🙂

  10. good grief! you had me at Kahlua! thank you :o)

  11. OH my gosh these look amazing!! I love Kahlua and can’t wait to give these a try! I’m stopping by from Sweet Treats Thursday. 🙂

  12. talk about chocolate overload!! Fudge-y brownies are preferred over cake-y ones…

  13. I’m pinning this to make – maybe this weekend??

  14. I don’t use a mix, but I do love the idea of adding kahlua to my brownies! 🙂

  15. Hi Sharib, I think I called you Judy in my last comment to you. Your Kahlua Brownies look awesome, a great little dessert for a special evening. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

  16. Mmmmm! These sound totally yummy! I just made & posted about Cherry-Topped Brownie Bites. And you’ve just given me another idea … 🙂
    Thanks for inspiring!

  17. hello, amazing looking brownies. hello, my new best friend. This looks amazing! thanks so much for sharing. I started a link party at my blog and I’d love for you to link this up. If you’re interested it’s http://caribbeanmissionarywife.blogspot.com/ Have a lovely day, Maria

  18. I’m so happy you linked up to the Tuesday To Do party! You’re yummy brownies are one of this week’s features! Feel free to stop by and grab a button!

  19. Neat ideas….I’ll be making those brownies soon! Thanks! Cherry Kay

  20. You are right, those look amazing!!!! Thanks for visiting my site!

  21. Nice recipe. I love a simple brownie recipe which is easy for the kids 🙂
    I also like the below brownie recipe.

    Thanks for sharing,

  22. These are outstanding. They make about 2 dozen, so I froze half. They semeed to freeze really well! My PLAN is to be able to thaw them one at a time to ration them out, but we’ll see how that actually plays out. 😉

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  23. Am I supposed to use cake mix or brownie mix. I’m confused! Also, do you add 1 cup of oil on top of the third of oil the brownie mic calls for???

  24. I made these, and I must have done something wrong, though I followed the recipe exactly. They are almost like custard, and there is a ton of oil in the bottom of the pan. Also, you can’t taste the kahlua. What happened?

  25. Dave Spelbring says:

    How do I get TGIF Mudslide in L.A.?

    • Dave Spelbring » believe it or not, it’s actually sold at liquor stores. Just google TGIF mudslides and you’ll find places where it’s sold— hopefully one close to you!


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