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Ancho chile powder adds a hint of "what is that?!" spiciness to these chocolatey brownies.

Recipe by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito
Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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25 mins
25 mins
50 mins


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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter the sides and bottom of a 3-quart square baking dish or a 13x9x2-inch baking pan; set aside.

  • In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, 2 tablespoons cocoa powder, 4 teaspons chile pepper, cinnamon, salt, and ginger; set aside.

  • Place the chocolate and butter in the top of a double boiler or a large heat-proof bowl. Set over a pan of barely simmering water (the bottom of the pan should not touch the water). Heat and stir occasionally until the chocolate and butter are completely melted and combined. Remove from heat, keeping pan or bowl over water. Add both sugars; whisk until completely combined. Remove from water. Mixture should be at room temperature.

  • Add three eggs to the chocolate mixture and whisk until just combined. Add the remaining eggs and whisk until combined. Do not overbeat the batter or your brownies will be cakey.

  • Sprinkle the flour mixture over the chocolate mixture. Using a spatula (not a whisk), fold until there is just a trace amount of flour mixture visible.

  • Pour the mixture into the prepared dish or pan and smooth the top with your spatula. Bake the brownies for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out with a few moist crumbs, rotating the pan halfway through baking. Cool completely on a wire rack. If desired, sprinkle with 2 tablespoons cocoa powder mixed with 1/2 teaspoon ground ancho chile pepper.

Nutrition Facts

110 calories; fat 6g; cholesterol 30mg; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 13g; mono fat 2g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 10g; protein 1g; vitamin a 210.6IU; vitamin c 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.2mg; folate 8.8mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 29mg; potassium 50mg; calcium 10mg; iron 0.7mg.