Monday, January 20, 2014

Homemade Kahlua Mini Brownie Bites

I received a bottle on homemade Kahlua from Kim@LivLife during the holidays.Thank you so much, Kim.  You are a wonderful friend. I have wanted to bake with it, but just didn't have time, until now.  That's not to say that I didn't have a little drink of the Kahlua,however, just sayin'.  It is so good, so smooth.  Back to my baking...

I'm really loving mini desserts, especially after the holidays, when we are all looking to cut calories, but still want a little sweet. I have previously made Nutella Brownie Bites, so I decided to make Kahlua Brownie Bites with the homemade Kahlua. I used my go to Fudgey Brownie Recipe, and just added some of the DIY Kahlua and melted chocolate chips. Instead of making them in my mini muffin pan, I made them in and 8x8 pan cut into squares, and then cut the squares diagonally. Then I made a Kahlua Glaze with powdered sugar and Almond milk. To finish them off, I made a Chocolate Kahlua Ganache.  These are little bites of heaven, with just the right mix of Kahlua and chocolate. Now, I'm sure that if you don't have any DIY Kahlua you could use the commercial brand with good results. These little brownie bites would be perfect finger food for your Super Bowl party.

Kahlua Mini Brownie Bites
Adapted from Better Home and Gardens
    • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 1/4 cup Kahlua
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2/3 cup brown sugar
    • 2 large eggs
    • cooking spray .
  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. Combine chocolate chips and butter in a small saucepan; cook over medium low heat until chocolate melts, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in Kahlua and vanilla - set aside.
  3. Beat brown sugar and egg in a large bowl until well blended. Add the chocolate mixture and beat well. then add the remaining dry ingredients. Coat an 8 in square baking pan with spray and pour batter in pan.
  4. Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Cool in pan on rack. 
  6. Glaze brownies with Kahlua Glaze
  7. Spatter Chocolate Kahlua Ganache over the Kahlua Glaze on brownies. Let Ganache set,
  8. Cut brownies into 9 squares. Cut each square diagonally.  Yields 18 mini pieces.
Kahlua Glaze
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3 Tbsp Kahlua

Mix above ingredients until desired consistency.  Using a teaspoon, drop glaze onto cooled brownies in desired pattern.

Chocolate Kahlua Ganache
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup almond milk
1 Tbsp Kahlua

Melt chocolate chips in almond milk over low heat on stove stirring to combine or microwave in 15 sec. increments until melted.  Stir until combined.  Stir in Kahlua, until desired consistency.  Spatter Ganache over the Kahlua glaze into no particular pattern.  Use your imagination.   Cut Brownies into squares, when glaze and ganache are set.  Cut squares diagonally.  Enjoy.  Store in covered container for about one week, if you have any left.

Bailey's birthday was over the weekend, 9 years old, so I baked  her Doggie Birthday Cake with all of her favorite foods, peanut butter, banana, and appleYes, she loves apples.  Her cake had no sugar or honey, just flour, 1 egg, the above ingredients, and a little water.  She loved it, of course. She still doesn't know what to think of candles lol. You can get the recipe here. I added one half grated apple to the recipe.  Wish Bailey a Happy Birthday!


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  1. Happy Birthday Bailey! How good do these brownies sound. I booked marked Kim's recipes, just haven't had a chance to make me some of that Kahlua. Love how you put yours into brownies, yum. Sounds like a great way to spend the weekend. Hope it was good. Mine went too fast, boo.

    1. Gina,
      The Kahlua is so good, especially in brownies. Thank you for Bailey's b-day wishes. I can't beleiventhat she i9 !!! glad that you had a good weekend. Sorry about the 49'ers. Have a great week!

  2. Mmmm those look dangerously delicious! Thanks for sharing, great recipe :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

    1. Oh, Eric, these are totally addicting, but so good!

  3. Happy, Happy, Happy Birthday Miss Bailey!!! I never thought of making a cake like that, but I know Liv would love to do it for our pups. So glad she enjoyed it. AND, I'm so happy you enjoyed the Kahlua! I use it in baking too, but I've never had a glaze like that. I think I'd be happy with a bowl of Kahlua Glaze!!! I'm so happy to have "met" you through the blog world Becky... my world is richer with you in it. XOXO

    1. Kim,
      Thank you for Bailey's b-day wishes. I make a doggie b-day cake for Bailey every year. This is the 9th year. The cake has very few ingredients, no processed foods, or sugars. The Kahlua glaze is good, especially on the brownies. I'm so lucky to have met you through our blogs, and you are one of my dearest friends.

  4. Happy birthday to Bailey! :)
    And these brownie bites I guess don't need many words :) they simply look great.

    1. Medeja,
      Thank you for the Birthday wishes for Bailey

  5. Happy Birthday Bailey! What a lucky girl to get such an amazing birthday treat :) And the Kahlua Brownies sound positively perfect! I must try making these.

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