Best Chocolate Chip Brownies with Kahlua {Homemade}

Best Chocolate Chip Brownies with Kahlua {Homemade}

It’s no secret we love booze here at One Martini. We’ve proved it over and over again with our many cocktail recipes and spirit reviews. Now time for us to expand into the world of desserts. Boozy desserts, to be exact. Like these best chocolate chip brownies with Kahlua.

Kahlua is a rum and coffee liqueur that has appeared in both the Espresso Martini and the Irish Russian Cocktail. It’s also commonly used in Black Russians and White Russians.

But it’s good for more than just drinking in cocktails.

Combined with dark chocolate and chocolate chips, it makes these mouthwatering brownies.

And believe me, they are mouthwatering. I may or may not have eaten a whole tray by myself the first time I made them.

I mean, I can’t share with the kids because of the Kahlua, right?

Okay, technically the booze is baked out so you could share if you so desired. But why would you want to share these best chocolate chip brownies?

Psst… if you really don’t want to share make some homemade whipped cream and add 1/2 to 1 ounce of Kahlua in it. You can put that on the top of the brownies before eating. Then the kids really can’t have any.

I have to say, these Kahlua brownies are the perfect sweet treat for National Chocolate Chip Day on May 15th.

So put down that cocktail and start baking. Now.Best Chocolate Chip Brownies with Kahlua 

10 minsCook time30 minsTotal time40 mins How to make homemade chocolate chip brownies with kahluaAuthor: The MixologistsRecipe type: Boozy DessertServes: 9Ingredients

  • ½ cup + 2 tbsp flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 ounces 60% (or higher) cacao bittersweet chocolate for baking
  • 5 tbsp unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup Kahlua
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease an 8×8 pan.
  3. Sift dry ingredients into a small bowl and set aside.
  4. In a small saucepan, melt butter and baking chocolate and remove from heat once melted.
  5. Combine sugar, eggs, vanilla and Kahlua with a mixer.
  6. Add melted butter and chocolate and mix.
  7. Slowly add dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  8. Stir in chocolate chips.
  9. Pour batter into prepared pan.
  10. Bake 25 to 30 minutes.
  11. Cool and cut into squares.
  12. Optional: dust with cocoa powder and/or powdered sugar