I've spent the last week or so planning a Fiesta themed party for my office. Leave it up the PR person on the committee to do all the leg work! Tomorrow is finally the big day! Margaritas and tacos beginning at 4pm! (Hey, we're in advertising...the best ideas come when the booze is flowin', right?) Tonight, I made Mexican Hot Chocolate brownies for the party. They are divine! I've always loved the chocolate/cinnamon combo so I just took a basic brownie recipe and put my own spin on it.
MEXICAN HOT CHOCOLATE BROWNIES
(Brownie recipe source: http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Deep-Dish-Brownies/Detail.aspx)
3/4 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon mild chili powder
1 bag Hershey's Special Dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 inch square pan.
In a large bowl, blend melted butter, sugar and vanilla. Beat in eggs one at a time. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and chili powder. Gradually blend into the egg mixture. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread the batter into the prepared pan.
Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, or until brownies begin to pull away from the sides of the pan. Let brownies cool, then cut into squares. Enjoy!