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Ancho Chile Brownies

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: brownies
Servings: 9
Author: Erica


  • 1 cup (two sticks) unsalted butter
  • 4 oz dark chocolate I like Ghiradelli 60% cacao baking bars
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp ancho chile powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup almond butter


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a square baking tin
  • In a medium saucepan, melt the butter and dark chocolate together over medium heat. Make sure to stir constantly so the chocolate doesn't burn in the pan
  • Remove the saucepan from the heat and stir in the sugars. Allow to cool slightly while you measure out the dry ingredients
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, cocoa powder, and chile powder
  • Add the vanilla and eggs to the saucepan with the butter, chocolate, and sugars and mix to combine. Then add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined
  • Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Drop the almond butter in spoonfulls on top, then swirl with a knife
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pan, then slice and serve