Mexican Brownies with red chilli

Mexican Brownies

Brownies & Blondies Dessert

Made with chilli and cinnamon, these Mexican Brownies have a bit of a kick. Use your favorite chilli-infused chocolate bar to make this slightly spicy brownie recipe.

Mexican Brownies with text

I feel like I’m going through a phase of life at the moment that’s extremely unrelatable. I’m struggling with my motivation and self-belief, which I think is something that everyone goes through. But I’m bringing this all on myself because of what most people would see as a ridiculous obsession to do something totally unachievable. I know there are lots of people who support themselves with their online content, but I can’t seem to crack the code.

So I guess my message today is that I hope you’re feeling supremely fulfilled in your work, and if you don’t, I hope you have people in your life who won’t let you give up on your dreams. I’m so grateful to the people I share an office with who put up with me whining about my frustrations. They will never let me quit, and I love them for it. And if you’re reading these words, I’m grateful for you. Whatever it is that you truly want to do, no matter how silly or embarrassing it might seem, don’t you dare quit trying to make it happen.

Mexican Brownies with red chilli

What makes these Mexican Brownies so awesome?

In other news, we just can’t seem to get more than a couple days of warm weather here, so I’m bring you some heat today in the form of Mexican Brownies. We’ve transformed a classic brownie into something with a little bit of a kick. Trade in some of your melted chocolate for a chopped up bar of chocolate infused with chillies. Add a pinch of cinnamon to the batter, and you’ve got something totally unique and awesome.

You can control the amount of heat by dusting the baked brownies with a combination of powdered sugar and cayenne pepper. The heavier you go on the cayenne, the more aggressive the heat will be. If you want to keep the spiciness super mild, skip the cayenne all together and indulge in chocolaty sweetness that’s just a little bit different.

Mexican Brownies with cayenne and cinnamon

How to make Mexican Brownies

To make these brownies, start by melting together butter and chocolate in a saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently. Use your food scale to weigh out the chopped chocolate from your chilli-infused chocolate bar, then add enough semi-sweet chocolate to get you up to six total ounces. Stir in your eggs, then add your dry ingredients.

Spread your brownie batter into a 9×13 inch baking pan and bake for about 18 minutes. Let the brownies cool, and then sprinkle on your powdered sugar and cayenne. That’s it. Super easy. All the details are in the recipe card below.

Frequently Asked Questions

How are Mexican Brownies different from regular brownies?

The major difference is that they use chilli-infused chocolate, plus a pinch of cayenne and some cinnamon.

How spicy are they?

On their own, these brownies just have a subtle hint of spiciness. If you want to make them hotter, increase the amount of cayenne-laced powdered sugar you sprinkle on top.

Mexican Brownies with cayenne powdered sugar

Make it magical

Cayenne can blow you away in a recipe, and it can also do the same for obstacles in your life when used in witchcraft. It’s great for removing blocks and barriers. It can also deepend your spiritual connection. Use it as a road opener to attract new opportunities. Call in the energy of cayenne, and you’ll be unstoppable. (Sources: The Magick Kitchen, Everyday Magic by Semra Haksever)

Mexican Brownies piece with bite taken

We’re not letting anything get in our way, kids. We’re eating Mexican Brownies and dancing to the beat of our own drum. It’s gonna be awesome.

Looking for more awesome brownie recipes? Try some Mint Brownies or these White Chocolate Chip Brownies.


Mexican Brownies

Mexican Brownies with red chilli

Made with chilli and cinnamon, these Mexican Brownies have a bit of a kick. Use your favorite chilli-infused chocolate bar to make this slightly spicy brownie recipe.

  • Author: Renee Rendall
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 brownies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Diet: Vegetarian


  • 1 bar chocolate with chili
  • 2.5 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips or enough to equal six ounces after the bar of chocolate
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 11/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Powdered sugar and cayenne for dusting


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 and grease a 13×9 baking pan.
  2. In a large pan, melt butter and chocolate over medium low heat stirring frequently.
  3. While you’re waiting this to melt, measure out and combine the remaining ingredients, except for the eggs.
  4. Once the butter and chocolate are melted and smooth, remove from heat. Add the eggs one at a time, beating each egg in completely before adding the next. Stir in remaining ingredients.
  5. Pour the batter into your waiting pan and spread evenly. Bake for 18-20 minutes. If you let them cool completely, they’ll be easier to cut. Add some powdered sugar and a pinch of cayenne to a mesh sieve and dust your brownies before serving. The more cayenne you use, the spicier it will be.

Keywords: Brownies, Chilli, Chocolate

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