Well, that is what we call them here. I have been working on the recipe for dark chocolate chipotle brownies for a couple of months, ever since I fell in love with the smokey, complex flavor of chipotle and realized that it just is incredibly versatile. And I mean incredibly. We used to do a Monte Cristo sandwich and use a raspberry chipotle sauce as a dip…and the list goes on…
These brownies are getting closer to what I am looking for, altho I would like them to be a bit more moist and chewy. The flavor is right though…What happens is that there is some kind of magic that happens in the oven between the cinnamon, the dark chocolate and the smokey chipotle and when they come out…yum. I was sitting here trying to think how to describe it and I just can’t…very sophisticated and complex, not too sweet, the dark chocolate convinces your mouth that you have just bitten into a delicious, but predictible brownie and then the cinnamon sort of pulls you in to the chipotle and all of a sudden you are doing the macarena…
Well not really..but you need to try these.
The chocolate chipotle brownies have a spicy heat that can sneak up on you..make a plain batch for the kids…
2 squares unsweetened baking chocolate
6 tbs Hershey’s Special dark cocoa
1 c unsalted butter
2 c sugar
1 tsp mexican vanilla
1 c flour
1 tsp cinnamon
2-4 tbs finely chopped dried chipotle
1 c chocolate chips
Grease 13×9 pan
microwave chocolate and butter in a microwave safe bowl until butter is melted..stir to mix and make smooth..add cocoa and mix until smooth
stir in sugar until well blended and not grainy. Mix in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, cinnamon and chocolate chips. Spread in pan.
Bake 30 -35 minutes or until set, toothpick inserted in center will come out with a few moist crumbs.
let cool and cut into squares. Makes 24