Jalapeno Brownies

"I adopted this recipe in 2006. I haven't yet tried these brownies, but I plan to very soon."
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Ready In:
12 brownies




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Lightly oil a 9-by-13-inch pan.
  • Melt butter and chocolate together in a double boiler.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, whisk or beat the eggs with the salt until foamy.
  • Add the sugar and vanilla and beat until well blended.
  • Add the chocolate-butter mixture and stir until just combined.
  • Sift flour and cocoa together.
  • Add the flour and cocoa powder and mix until almost blended.
  • Fold in the jalapeños, chilies and nuts.
  • Transfer batter to the prepared pan and bake until the top forms a cracked crust and the inside looks slightly moist, 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Allow to cool, then cut into squares and dust with powdered sugar.

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  1. kim_michele
    The brownies are great. I seeded the jalapeños and only added 3 Thai chili peppers. I did a taste test w/ my b-friend and co-workers - all said it could be spicier, so I am making them just as the directions instruct. Update will be later :)
  2. glynn117
    Wow, what an interesting aftertaste this produces! Leaves your tongue a little tingling feeling. My favorite farmer's market was actually out of Thai red chile peppers. I used 3 serrano peppers instead because they're hotter than jalapenos and bigger than Thai peppers. The heat's there, but I can take more. The next time, I'll make sure I have the red chilies before making this again! Thank you!
  3. daisyjaneautry
    The recipe made a lot more than 12 brownies! I had fun with this one...took them to an art show as a treat, and put a sign "Spicy Witch Brownies...eat at your own risk" They were really really hot, and very yummy! Some people wanted to strangle me! But I couldn't quit eating them. The problem with jalapeños is that they can vary so much in the heat factor. I've tasted jalapeños that were so mild they tasted like regular green peppers, and I've had them so hot that just licking my finger after touching makes me sweat! I got some hot ones this time.
  4. Stephanie in Pittsb
    I really enjoyed these. I seeded the jalapenos because I didn't want them in the brownies. I didn't seed the other peppers since they were so small. They completely disappeared in the batter. My little one takes a couple of bites, says "Oooo spicy!" sips some water, and begins again. The brownies formed that classic brownie crust on top. They have really good flavor with just a slight kick in the aftertaste. I think next time I am going to try half cinnamon extract, half vanilla and maybe a couple habaneros!
  5. CheSara
    Ok, I must confess, I did not like these at all. Chad made them and they are now his favorite thing. He is wayyyy too much into jalepenos!!! It is CHAD who gives you the five!!! My advice to people out there, give them to a guy... if anything, you'll get rave reviews for the tough guy jalepeno factor!!! This was fun, thanks Mean Chef!



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