I saw a story about a local bakery that had a Patron XO donut, which made me wonder why I never tried making an actual dessert with it instead of just dessert cocktails.
I decided to convert a mint brownie recipe from my childhood that is just a regular brownie recipe with mint icing and chocolate on top, but replace the creme de menthe Patron XO Dark. To increase the coffee flavor, I also modified this Martha Stewart mocha brownie recipe for the base.
Patron XO Dark Brownies
1 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
8 tbsp butter
8 oz semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips
1 1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp Nescafe Cafe de Olla
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp Patron XO Dark
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
- Melt butter and chocolate in microwave, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Add sugar; mix to combine. Add eggs, and mix to combine. Add Nescafe, cinnamon and Patron XO Dark. Add flour mixture; mix just until moistened. Transfer batter to prepared pan.
- Bake 50 to 60 minutes. Cool in pan for 30 minutes.
- For topping, beat together: 2 cups powered sugar, 2 Tbsp. Patron XO Dark, 1/2 cup butter. Spread topping over cooled brownies. Melt 6 oz. chocolate chips and 6 Tbsp. butter. Spread over Patron icing. Cool.
- Cut brownies & enjoy.