Mexican Brownies

Super Fudgy Spiced Mexican Brownies Recipe | ASpicyPerspective.comMoist and decadent Mexican Brownies with a hint of heat to spice things up for Valentines Day!

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These Mexican Brownies were inspired by a specialty chocolate shop in my town called The Chocolate Fetish. A locally owned business that makes utterly amazing chocolate truffles. We discovered The Chocolate Fetish shortly after moving to Asheville, and have since made plenty of excuses to stroll by its quaint downtown storefront.

My personal favorite truffle is the the Ancient Pleasures Truffle, a sexy fusion of dark chocolate and cayenne pepper.

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This combination originated in Mexico long ago, and is still evident in many latin dishes like mole’. It is also thought to be an aphrodisiac. *wink*

The Ancient Pleasure Truffles inspired me to incorporate cayenne pepper into my favorite brownie recipe. The spicy heat plays so well with the deep smoky essence of chocolate. I then added instant coffee granules and cinnamon to round out these brownies, to have the flavor of authentic Mexican chocolate disks. Hence the name Mexican Brownies.

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Let’s talk about brownie textures for a moment. Generally speaking, there are two types of brownie recipes. Those that use cocoa powder as the chocolate base, and those that use melted chocolate.

The use of cocoa generates a “cake-ier” brownie, while the melted chocolate version produces a dense “fudgier” brownie.

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Personally, I like fudgy brownies… I usually only make cocoa style brownies when I’m using the brownies as a layer in dessert bars.

These fudgy Mexican Brownies are much more decadent than cocoa brownies. Yet the addition of spice balances the rich fudge flavor and texture marvelously!

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If you are planning to stay in and cook for a special loved one this Valentine’s Day, these spicy little Mexican Brownies are a good way to finish your meal and create some sparks!

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10 comments on “Mexican Brownies

  1. Jakeposted February 27, 2010 at 5:26 am Reply

    Thanks a lot for the post. I love to read articles which are about medicine or health related topics. They keep me up to date with the current issues. I hope to read more from you!

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  2. lauraposted May 3, 2010 at 1:11 am Reply

    I can't believe I never commented on these – they look amazing. I'm surfing through your site b/c I'm making your banana bread!

  3. JeBouffeposted January 21, 2012 at 7:11 am Reply

    Those Brownies look incrediby sinfull.
    Most Hot peppers and chocolate are a almost perfect match.
    They are now at the top of my “let’s try this” list. I’m going to do them with Piquin peppers.
    Thanks for sharing

  4. Sammieposted January 30, 2016 at 4:41 am Reply

    These spiced up brownies look amazing. I wasn’t sold on the whole chocolate/chilli thing until I tasted some spiced chocolate a little while ago. It totally works. Thank you for sharing this recipe. Sammie

  5. [email protected]posted January 30, 2016 at 10:22 am Reply

    What a great combination – spice and chocolate!

  6. Ruthposted January 30, 2016 at 1:37 pm Reply

    Try ground chipotles instead of cayenne for an even more amazing depth of flavour!

    Rating: 5
  7. Amy @ Frugale.orgposted January 31, 2016 at 4:30 pm Reply

    My husband loves this flavor, I think I have his new surprise.

  8. Patty Kposted February 5, 2016 at 9:03 pm Reply

    Oh my goodness! Gotta love that topping!

  9. Sallyposted September 13, 2016 at 8:57 am Reply

    These are absolutely fantastic! I aways modify slightly by leaving out the coffee granules. 

    Rating: 5
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