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Mexican Brownies

Decadent Mexican Brownies with a hint of heat to spice things up for Valentine's Day. This simple brownie recipe is loaded with chocolatey goodness.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 24 brownies
Calories: 318kcal
Author: Sommer Collier


For the Brownies:

For the Topping:


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Melt the butter and baking chocolate together in the microwave or over a double-boiler. Allow to cool. Whisk eggs, sugar and vanilla together. Then once the chocolate has cooled a little, whisk the egg mixture and chocolate together.
  • Stir in the flour, coffee granules, salt, cinnamon and cayenne. Once the batter is well combined, add the chocolate chips. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish. Pour the batter into the dish and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • Test the brownies with a toothpick—if it comes out mostly clean, take them out of the oven. The brownies continue to cook a little as they're cooling, but you don’t want them to be overcooked. Allow the brownies to cool completely. Cut into 24 squares. Clean the knife with a paper towel in between cuts to insure the edges are smooth.
  • Mix 1 tablespoon cocoa powder, 1 tablespoon powdered sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper together. Using a sifter or small sieve, dust the brownies while they are still in the pan. Then carefully remove them with a spatula.


Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 126mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 460IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 49mg | Iron: 3.2mg