Chocolate Chile Brownies

These quadruple (that’s 4 different kinds) chocolate brownies wake up your taste buds with an edge of Ancho chile. I’ve always enjoyed combining unlikely flavors and these decadent brownies are perfect in that respect. It all started with a yell from the kitchen, “BARB! Come quick; big emergency here!”

Turns out the emergency was an intriguing recipe my husband found on Rick Bayless’s website. Of course I had to fiddle with the recipe before it was exactly the way I wanted it, but that’s nothing new. Here is the resulting recipe which draws heavily from Deb’s Test Kitchen.  (Check out the other desserts on the site; there are some really amazing flavor combinations!)

Chocolate Chile Brownies

Intensely Chocolate Chile Brownies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 c. flour
  • 3 T. Hershey’s Special Dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 2 ½ T. ground Ancho chile powder (I got mine from Penzey’s)
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1 t. double-strength Mexican vanilla
  • 1 c. chocolate chips

Directions:

Put a couple inches of water into a large stock pot and place a heat-proof bowl on top of the stock pot. Melt the butter and the unsweetened and semi-sweet chocolate squares in the bowl over gently boiling water. As it all melts, stir the mixture a few times to smooth it out. Remove the pot from the heat and set aside.

Melting the butter and chocolate in a makeshift double boilerMelted Chocolate and butter for Fudgy Chile Brownies

Stir together the flour, cocoa, chile powder, and salt. Set aside.

Dry ingredients for Intense Chocolate Chile Brownies

Whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, and white sugar. Mix in the melted chocolate and butter mixture and the vanilla and chocolate chips.

Whisk eggs and sugar together for Intense chocolate Chile BrowniesAdd chocolate chips to Chocolate Chile BrowniesStir dry ingredients into eggs and sugar for Chocolate Chile Brownies

Gently stir in the dry ingredients. Don’t overmix.

Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes. Don’t over bake these brownies.  An inserted toothpick should come out with some moist crumbs on it but not dry. They’ll need to cool down before you cut them because they are very moist and fudgy.

Fudgy Chocolate Chile Brownies

These brownies are just…incredible and complex in their deliciousness. To my surprise, the Ancho chile powder does NOT make them hot and spicy. This is a recipe you have to try to appreciate.

Rich, fudgy intense chocolate chile brownies

Barb

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Chocolate Chile Brownies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 60 minutes

Yield: 1 8x8\" pan of brownies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 3 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 4 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1 c. flour
  • 3 T. Hershey's Special Dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 2 ½ T. ground Ancho chile powder (I got mine from Penzey's)
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. brown sugar
  • 1 t. double-strength Mexican vanilla
  • 1 c. chocolate chips

Instructions

Put a couple inches of water into a large stock pot and place a heat-proof bowl on top of the stock pot. Melt the butter and the unsweetened and semi-sweet chocolate squares in the bowl over gently boiling water. As it all melts, stir the mixture a few times to smooth it out. Remove the pot from the heat and set aside.

Stir together the flour, cocoa, chile powder, and salt. Set aside.

Whisk together the eggs, brown sugar, and white sugar. Mix in the melted chocolate and butter mixture and the vanilla and chocolate chips.

Gently stir in the dry ingredients. Don't overmix.

Bake at 350° for 30 to 35 minutes. Don't over bake these brownies. An inserted toothpick should come out with some moist crumbs on it but not dry. They'll need to cool down before you cut them because they are very moist and fudgy.

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