Tex-Mex Brownies

A tiny bit of cayenne pepper gives these brownies a bit of a kick. They’re topped with a cinnamon sugar mixture that gives them a crisp crust, while the brownies stay moist and chewy.

Serves: 36Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 45 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 36

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup butter
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1¾ cups plus 3 Tbsp. sugar, divided
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. baking powder

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 13" x 9" pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in cocoa powder until smooth. Add 1¾ cups sugar and mix thoroughly.
  • Remove pan from heat and stir in eggs and vanilla, beating until smooth. Add flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and baking powder and mix well.
  • Pour into prepared pan. In small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon and mix well. Sprinkle evenly over brownie batter. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until brownies are just set. Cool completely and cut into bars.

Recipe Information

Serves: 36

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup butter
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • 1¾ cups plus 3 Tbsp. sugar, divided
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1½ tsp. ground cinnamon, divided
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp. baking powder

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray 13" x 9" pan with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in cocoa powder until smooth. Add 1¾ cups sugar and mix thoroughly.
  • Remove pan from heat and stir in eggs and vanilla, beating until smooth. Add flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and baking powder and mix well.
  • Pour into prepared pan. In small bowl, combine 3 tablespoons sugar and ½ teaspoon cinnamon and mix well. Sprinkle evenly over brownie batter. Bake at 350°F for 30 minutes or until brownies are just set. Cool completely and cut into bars.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories100
Total Fat4.5g
Saturated Fat2.5g
Cholesterol30mg
Sodium20mg
Total Carbohydrate14g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars11g
Protein1g