Mexican Hot Chocolate-Inspired Brownies

salted mexican hot chocolate brownies
salted mexican hot chocolate brownies

Here’s a recipe for Mexican hot chocolate brownies. Mexican hot chocolate gets it flavor from cayenne and cinnamon, so these brownies have cayenne pepper and cinnamon added to them. To make them extra indulgent, there are chocolate chips and flaky salt on top, too.

Mexican Hot Chocolate-Inspired Brownies

why mexican hot chocolate flavors make a great brownie

Mexican hot chocolate gets it flavor from cayenne and cinnamon. Cayenne and cinnamon add warmth and heat to chocolate, which is a perfect pairing. I added flaky salt on top because you have to. Chocolate <3’s salt.

how to make mexican hot chocolate brownies, step by step

  • Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Line an 8×8″ baking dish with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two sides.
  • Melt the 2 sticks of butter in a nonstick saucepan over medium-low heat; do not brown or boil. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly. Add the sugar, vanilla, and eggs – in that order – to the saucepan and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
  • Combine the cocoa, flour, cinnamon, chili powder, salt, and baking powder and whisk together.
  • Mix wet + dry ingredients and fold to combine; spread the batter in the prepared pan and sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out fudgy, 20 to 25 minutes. Sprinkle with Maldon salt to finish.
  • Cool in the pan on a rack, then use the parchment paper to lift out the brownies before slicing.

what kind of cocoa powder should i use for the best brownies?

Why, thank you for asking! The color, flavor profile, fat content, and overall deliciousness range from brand to brand.

It is 100% worth investing in good cocoa powder. I trust and recommend NuNaturals Cocoa Powder.

salted mexican hot chocolate brownies

Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies

Mimi Newman
Inspired by cinnamon- and cayenne-scented Mexican hot chocolate, these brownies have a kick.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Brownie
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 24 1″ brownies
Calories 163 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter unsalted
  • 2 cups ounces granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 chocolate chips
  • pinch of maldon salt for finishing

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8×8″ baking dish with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two sides.
  • Melt the 2 sticks of butter in a nonstick saucepan over medium-low heat; do not brown or boil. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly. Add the sugar, vanilla, and eggs – in that order – to the saucepan and stir with a wooden spoon until combined.
  • Combine the cocoa, flour, cinnamon, chili powder, salt and baking powder and whisk together.
  • Mix wet + dry ingredients and fold to combine; spread the batter in the prepared pan and sprinkle the chocolate chips on top.
  • Bake until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out fudgy, 20 to 25 minutes. Sprinkle with MaldonĀ salt to finish.
  • Cool in the pan on a rack, then use the parchment paper to lift out the brownies before slicing.

Nutrition

Serving: 1one-inch brownieCalories: 163kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 14mgSodium: 63mgPotassium: 47mgFiber: 1gSugar: 17gVitamin A: 28IUCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
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