Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Mexican Chocolate Brownies

In the last couple of years, when cooking anything, I've been all about the mentality of: the spicier, the better.  Recently, I had a cookie with cayenne pepper in it and discovered that chocolate + spice is the most delicious combo ever.  We had friends over last week for dinner, and after tacos, these seemed like the perfect sweet and spicy treat.  
- 2 sticks salted butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup special dark cocoa powder
- 1 cup flour
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a saucepan, melt butter on medium-low heat. (Do not boil.)
3. Once melted, remove from heat and whisk in sugar, followed by the rest of the ingredients.
4. Spread batter onto a parchment-lined and buttered 13 by 9 inch pan.
5. Sprinkle on chocolate chips (this will allow them not to sink to the bottom of the brownies).
6. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out just a little fudgy.
7. Allow to cool in the pan and slice into squares.
Even if you don't like spice, this homemade brownie recipe is legit.  I've never had homemade brownies I liked before this, and now these are my go-to.  If you're looking to remove the heat, substitute the cinnamon and cayenne for an additional 1/4 teaspoon of salt. 


Ellen Ross | Ask Away Blog said...

wow these look super gooey and yummy! I am def gonna try them!

Rebecca Jo said...

I'm curious what that even tastes like with heat in there. The idea of adding cinnamon sounds delish though too!

Missy said...

Yum! I need to make these stat!

Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders said...

So I'm so obsessed with spicy food, but I never would have thought to add it to traditionally sweet desserts! I definitely need to try out this recipe!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

HOLY YUM! Love the idea of chocolate and spice <3
Green Fashionista

Jen said...

Oh my!!!! I love mexican chocolate and these look amazing.

Paula said...

These look amazing, am going to try them with the cayenne. I can't believe you haven't found a great homemade brownie recipe until now. To me, boxed usually just tastes so artificial and the texture can't compare. Two to try: the "Cocoa Brownies" from the Joy of Baking site and Katharine Hepburn's classic recipe which can easily be found online.

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

these sound so good!!

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