Friday, May 9, 2014

Mexican Spice Fudge Brownies {traditional and gluten free recipes}

Mexican Spice Fudge Brownie recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Rich, fudge brownies filled with gooey chocolate and spiced with just enough chile to leave lingering heat in your mouth, these are something extra special. Have you tried a spiced dessert? The flavor is intense and the hint of heat left behind is unforgettable. As soon as I tasted the Cinnamon Ice Cream a few days ago, I started thinking about different desserts to pair with it.

This is an easy as can be one bowl brownie recipe that never lets me down. You can stir the whole recipe together in about five minutes. If you're leery of adding spices or heat to dessert, this recipe is awesome without the chile and/or cinnamon as well. Feel free to make it either way. Just don't forget to make the ice cream to serve on top!

Mexican Spice Fudge Brownies {traditional and gluten free recipes}
Yield: 9-12 servings
(printable recipe)

1/3 cup butter
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 - 1 teaspoon chile powder, adjust to taste
2 eggs
1/3 cup brown rice flour *
1/4 cup tapioca flour *
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
* If you are not in need of a gluten free recipe, simply substitute a total of 1/2 cup, plus 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour for the items marked with an *

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Grease an 8" pan with butter. Combine the butter and the chocolate chips in a large glass bowl and microwave on high, 30 seconds at a time, until the butter has melted and the chocolate dissolves when you stir it. It should only take a minute or so. (This can be done in a saucepan on the stove.)

Add the brown sugar, vanilla and spices and stir to combine. Taste the mixture and adjust the chile to taste. It should leave just a hint of heat in your mouth. (or a whole lot of heat, if that's more your style.) Stir in the eggs and then the brown rice flour, tapioca starch and salt.

Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 28 minutes, just until an inserted toothpick shows moist crumbs. Let the bars cool before slicing. (Or slice them warm with a plastic knife for clean edges.) Enjoy!

Mexican Spice Fudge Brownies recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

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  1. Spicy chocolate - sounds wonderful! Looks wonderful too - I hope you have a great Mother's Day and maybe even a special meal you don't have to cook. Hope you and your family are doing great.

  2. Can I just sit here and look at this all day?

  3. We just made these tonight, and they are so good! I like that the richness of the chocolate is balanced with a slightly more "cake-like" texture. The chili powder and cinnamon really make these special and add so much depth to the flavor. Thanks for another great recipe!