Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies

brownie recipes
If you're a long time reader you know I have his enormous love for mexican hot chocolate and could probably talk your ear off about the amazing taste and benefits. So when I was whipping up a batch of brownies for the boys before I left It occurred to me that if I added cayenne and cinnamon that it would turn into my lusted after warming drink. Turns out that idea, genius. It was like biting into chocolate, tasting cinnamon and then getting a tiny little kick of heat at the end, I can't even, people. You have to try to believe, and afraid of spicy, just use the cinnamon.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies
1/2 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Of Flour
1/3 Cup Cocoa
1/2 Cup Applesauce (Or Vegetable Oil)
1/4 Tsp. Salt
1/4 Tsp. Baking Soda
2 Eggs
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 Tbsp. Cinnamon
1/8-1/4 Tsp. Cayenne Pepper
1/4 Cup Honey (If Desired)
1/4 Cup Chopped Cacao Pieces (Optional)
 Combine Applesauce, Vanilla, Sugar & Honey. Add Eggs, Mix Until Smooth.
 In another bowl mix Baking Soda, Salt, Cocoa, Cinnamon, and Cayenne. Add "Wet" ingredients and pour into greased 9x13 pan.
Add Cacao Pieces for a little extra oomph...
And bake for 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean...
Let cool and enjoy. 

Top with Whipped Cream or Vanilla Ice Cream...
mexican hot chocolate brownies