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Spicy HOT Chocolate Brownies

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A thick fudgy layer of brownies with sweet heat from red chilies and chocolate -- all balanced with a rich, citrus cream cheese frosting.

  • Hands-On Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time:
  • Servings: 16 brownies
  • Difficulty: Pretty Easy
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Ingredients

  • Brownies:
  • 1 box Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • ¾ tsp. ground red pepper
  • 1 tsp. orange juice concentrate
  • 1 tsp. grated orange rind
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • Frosting:
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, softened (½ of 8 oz. package)
  • 4 tbsp. (½ stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 tbsp. orange juice concentrate
  • 1½ cups confectioners’ sugar

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven following directions on box for type of pan used. Grease 8"x 8" baking pan; set aside.
  2. Blend together brownie mix, chili powder and red pepper. Add concentrate and rind to water; prepare brownie mix as described on box using eggs, water and oil. Spread evenly into prepared pan.
  3. Bake in center of oven 42 - 45 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Place on wire rack; cool completely.
  4. Make frosting by placing cream cheese, butter and concentrate in medium bowl. Beat with electric mixer on medium-high 2 minutes or until creamy and smooth. Gradually add confectioners’ sugar, beating until creamy and smooth. Frost cooled brownies.
  5. Garnish with additional grated orange rind or zest and cayenne pepper, if desired. Store covered in refrigerator.
  6. Tips:
  7. Simplification - Beat 1 tbsp. orange juice concentrate into cream cheese frosting. Use in place of above recipe.
  8. For extra fun, pipe a red chili pepper on each serving using store-bought decorating icing in a tube.

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Perfect Size Cupcakes

Perfect Size Cupcakes

If you want to get the perfect size and consistency when making cupcakes, you should use a 1/4 measuring scoop, not an ice cream scoop.


Soften cookies that were left out too long

Soften cookies that were left out too long

Baking in dry climates presents challenges, especially when you leave your freshly baked cookies out on the cooling rack for more than a day. How disappointing is it to come home from work and have two dozen hard cookies? If this happens, put all the cookies in a zip lock bag with a piece of bread. Seal it up and wait a couple hours. Cookies will be back to normal overnight!





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