Chocolate Chili Brownies: A Spicy Twist on a Classic Treat


Indulge in the unexpected with these Chocolate Chili Brownies – a perfect blend of rich chocolate and a hint of spicy chili. This unique twist on the classic brownie will tantalize your taste buds, offering a delightful balance of sweet and heat. Perfect for adventurous eaters or anyone looking to spice up their dessert repertoire!

Chocolate Chili Brownies: A Spicy Twist on a Classic Treat

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45-50 minutes

Number of Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 16 brownies
  • Serving Size: One brownie (approximately 2 inches x 2 inches)


  • 200 grams (7 ounces) dark chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 150 grams (5.3 ounces or 2/3 cup) unsalted butter
  • 200 grams (1 cup) granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 95 grams (3.4 ounces or 3/4 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 30 grams (1 ounce or 1/4 cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon chili powder (adjust to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Method of Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Melt the chocolate and butter in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water. Once melted, remove from heat and let it cool slightly.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the sugar and eggs until well combined.
  4. Gradually mix the melted chocolate mixture into the egg mixture.
  5. Sift in the flour, cocoa powder, cinnamon, chili powder, and salt. Gently fold until just combined.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and smooth the top.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.
  8. Allow the brownies to cool in the pan, then cut into squares.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Use high-quality dark chocolate for the best flavor.
  • Adjust the amount of chili powder according to your heat preference.
  • Don't overmix the batter to keep the brownies fudgy.


  • Can I use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate? Yes, but it will make the brownies sweeter and less rich in chocolate flavor.
  • How do I store these brownies? Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.
  • Can I add nuts or other mix-ins? Absolutely! Consider walnuts or pecans for added texture.