Thursday, February 21, 2013

Spicy Cinnamon Brownies (recipe)

Let's stop and dream for a minute abut a world of chocolatey brownie goodness.
OK...back to reality.
I have sort of been obsessed with playing with spices
and introducing savory elements into sweet dishes.
spicy cinnamon brownies

I made these brownies on Superbowl Sunday and they were a hit. I think I may even like them more than regular brownies!
And, yes...maybe even more than s'mores!

Better yet..this is so simple to do.
I actually used a box mix for these brownies
(I have yet to make brownies from scratch still...shhh...don't tell!)
but of course you can add the spices to a homemade mix! 
spicy cinnamon brownies and ghirardelli mix

If you want even spicier brownies, feel free to increase the "heat."
For us this was just enough of a kick - you can still taste the yummy dark chocolate brownie but get a little surprise from the added spices!


1 box of Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix. I used Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix
1/4 Cup Water
1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
1 egg
1 teaspoon chili powder
3/4 teaspoon red cayenne pepper, ground
1 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
1 9 x 9 pan

Preheat oven to 325F
Prepare baking pan by spraying with cooking spray.
Prepare mix; place the mix in a bowl.
Add the chili powder, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon to the dry mix and combine thoroughly.
Add the water, vegetable oil, and egg to the mix.
Stir until fully mixed.
Place batter in prepared pan.
Bake for 40-45 minutes.
Cool completely. 
Cut into 2 inch squares and serve.

Of course these are yummy and fun if you bake them in a jar too!
You may want to label your brownies so people know they have a kick! 
spicy cinnamon brownies

See how easy that is!?
Whatcha think?
Ready to try some spicy brownies?
If sweet brownies are more your thing...yesterday I had a
 amazing guest post for Caramel Brownies (you must go check it out!),

This post is written and created at 504 Main by Holly Lefevre
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  1. These sound delicious, Holly. :)

  2. Holly, I think I would really like these brownies. I sometimes wish I wasn't the only one in the household who likes spicy foods. If I make this, I would have to eat it all myself and that would never do. They look really good!

  3. OK Yum. College boy will be home next month for break so I will have my spicy companion. Poor hubs. We're already planning on Lays new Sriracha chips, and now these. I'll get some bland food for him lol. Pinning!

  4. Never ever would have thought of that as a combo- I think my husband would love them

  5. I may have to try these...and possibly top with cajeta, the spicy caramel sauce. double whammy! nomnomnom

    Came over from Flamingo Toes Sunday link party.

  6. Pepper is one thing I have never added to brownies. This might make my husband like sweets a little more!!!

  7. I have just recently started adding pepper to my chocolate and OMG it's so good! These look amazing Holly!

  8. I am going to have to give these a try! I have never tried pepper with chocolate! Pinned!

  9. What a fun combo! I bet they're delish!! Thanks so much for sharing : )


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  11. What a fun idea! I love adding a little something extra to a recipe to make it more interesting!

  12. Oh Holly...I absolutely LOVE the spicy combination of chocolate and HEAT! That's too FUN. And with Ghiradelli, you just can't go wrong! Fabulous recipe, girl!

  13. This sounds very intriguing! Looove Ghirardelli brownie mix :)
    Thank you so much for coming by the party, hope to see you again tonight!


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