Chili-Chipotle Brownie Bars Recipe

Chili-Chipotle Brownie Bars Recipe
Chili-Chipotle Brownie Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home
Publisher Photo

Chili-Chipotle Brownie Bars Recipe

Be the first to add a review
Publisher Photo
I've had fun experimenting with these sweet and spiced-up brownies, and those who have sampled every change in the recipe have had fun as well. It may have taken a few tweaks to reach perfection, but after just one bite, I knew I'd nailed it. —Sheri Dunlap, Shawnee, Oklahoma
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:
24 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 20 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-3/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 chili dark chocolate candy bar (3-1/2 ounces)
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ICING:
  • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Sift together sugar, flour, ground chipotle pepper and salt. Set aside.
In top of a double boiler or a metal bowl over simmering water, melt butter and both types of chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Stir chocolate mixture into dry ingredients. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
Spread batter into a 13x9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake until center is set, about 25 minutes (do not overbake). Cool completely.
For icing, beat together cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and chipotle pepper. Spread over brownies. Cut into 24 bars. Yield: about 2 dozen.

Test Kitchen tips
  • You can find ground chipotle pepper in the spice section at the grocery store.
  • Dust the bars with a little of the chipotle pepper
  • Top these warm chocolaty bars with big scoops of vanilla ice cream.
  • Originally published as Chili-Chipotle Brownie Bars in Taste of Home February/March 2018

    Nutritional Facts

    1 brownie: 281 calories, 17g fat (10g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 147mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

    Popular Videos

    • 1-3/4 cups granulated sugar
    • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup butter
    • 4 ounces unsweetened chocolate
    • 1 chili dark chocolate candy bar (3-1/2 ounces)
    • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • ICING:
    • 12 ounces cream cheese, softened
    • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
    • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
    1. Preheat oven to 350°. Sift together sugar, flour, ground chipotle pepper and salt. Set aside.
    2. In top of a double boiler or a metal bowl over simmering water, melt butter and both types of chocolate; stir until smooth. Cool slightly. Stir chocolate mixture into dry ingredients. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
    3. Spread batter into a 13x9-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake until center is set, about 25 minutes (do not overbake). Cool completely.
    4. For icing, beat together cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, vanilla and chipotle pepper. Spread over brownies. Cut into 24 bars. Yield: about 2 dozen.

    Test Kitchen tips
  • You can find ground chipotle pepper in the spice section at the grocery store.
  • Dust the bars with a little of the chipotle pepper
  • Top these warm chocolaty bars with big scoops of vanilla ice cream.
  • Originally published as Chili-Chipotle Brownie Bars in Taste of Home February/March 2018

    Select the Newsletters that interest you to subscribe

    By entering my email and clicking the subscribe button below, I am opting to receive the newsletters I have selected.

    Please enter a valid email

    You Are successfully subscribed

    ERROR! Please try Again

    Reviews forChili-Chipotle Brownie Bars

    My Review
    Click stars to rate
    Loading Image
    Any changes to your rating or review will appear where you originally posted your review