Greebled Kahlua Brownies

It's like a punch in the mouth from a chocolate fist.

Here is a recipe for very delicious brownies. Before you read it, you might want to learn about greebles and Kahlua. The recipe has evolved from a variety of sources.

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Introductory Remarks

The recipe is more complicated than brownies out of a box, so read it through from start to finish once before you begin. Basically, we're going to make a chocolate base that gets used in both the brownie batter and the chocolate frosting. Then, we're going to make an icing base that gets used in both the chocolate frosting and the greeble frosting.

Chocolate Base

  • 2 sticks of butter and
  • 4 ounces of unsweetened baker's chocolate
over low heat. Set aside.

Brownie Batter

In a large bowl:
  • beat 2 eggs
  • slowly add 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • add 1 tsp salt
  • fold in 1/4 cup Kahlua
  • fold in 1 cup of the Chocolate Base
  • fold in 1/2 cup sifted flour
  • add 1 cup of mini semisweet chocolate chips

Note: if your chocolate base is still warm, make sure to add it to the batter in very small increments to avoid cooking the eggs.

Bake It!

Pour the batter in to a greased 8 inch by 8 inch pan and bake at 350°F for about 30 minutes (until a toothpick comes out clean). In the meantime, prepare the frostings...

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Frosting Base

Cream together:
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 4 Tbsp shortening
  • 2 tsp light corn syrup
Slowly work in:
  • about 1 lb. powdered sugar
Yeah. Until it's pretty thick.

Chocolate Frosting

In a separate bowl, combine about three quarters of the Frosting Base and the remaining Chocolate Base. Add powdered sugar until it is spreadably thick.

Greeble Frosting

Use the remaining Frosting Base and about 1/4 cup of Kahlua to make a somewhat thinner, lighter colored frosting. Add powdered sugar until it is thick enough to hold itself into neat little lines. Put this in a pastry bag and attach a thin tip, such as the type you might use for writing or drawing greebles.


When the brownies are finished baking, cool them completely. Then spread on the chocolate frosting. Then, pipe on the greeble frosting in a randomish pattern that looks cool but doesn't really do anything. At your option, you may substitute lines, letters, or other decoration for greebles.

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