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#ImprovCooking: Chocolate Chile Brownies

Chocolate and spice are a great pairing and these brownies have just enough heat to still enjoy the rich chocolate flavor.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Brownies
Servings 16


  • 5 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 4 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips divided
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • ¾ teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 325. Spray an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  • 2. Combine the butter, bittersweet chocolate and ½ cup of chocolate chips together in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until melted together and smooth.
  • 3. Remove from the heat and whisk in the sugar and vanilla until combined, followed by the eggs.
  • 4. Add the flour, cinnamon, espresso powder, chipotle chili powder, salt and cayenne pepper and stir until combined.
  • 5. Stir in the remaining ½ cup of chocolate chips then pour the mixture into the prepared baking dish, smoothing out the top.
  • 6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • 7. Allow to cool for 20 minutes before slicing into squares.

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Keyword brownies, chiles, chocolate, improv cooking challenge, spicy
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