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Chipotle Cashew Brownies

Description: Brownies with chipotle chile pepper, topped with a cashew and oatmeal crumb topping.
Yield: About 16 brownies


Qty Unit Ingredient
3/4 c. Flour
1/4 tsp. Baking Powder
1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
pinch Kosher Salt
1 c. Oatmeal
1 c. Brown Sugar
1/2 c. Butter (melted, cooled)


  1. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
  2. Mix in oatmeal, brown sugar, and butter
  3. Reserve 1 cup of the crust mixture for the topping
  4. Line 8 inch square pan with foil, grease foil
  5. Spread non-reserved crust mixture into pan
  6. Bake at 325 F. for about 8 minutes
  7. Allow crust to cool a bit before adding filling

Cashew Topping

Qty Unit Ingredient
1 c. Reserved Crust Mixture
1/2 c. Cashews (roasted, salted, roughly chopped)


  1. Combined reserved crust mixture and cashews


Qty Unit Ingredient
1/4 c. Flour
1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1/4 tsp. Chipotle Powder
1/4 tsp. Kosher Salt
1/4 c. Brown Sugar
12 oz. Semisweet Chocolate (chips, or chopped bars)
4 Tbsp. Butter (cubed)
3 Eggs (lightly beaten)
1 tsp. Kahlua


  1. Sift together flour, cinnamon, chipotle powder, and salt
  2. Mix in brown sugar
  3. Melt chocolate and butter together in a double boiler
  4. Mix eggs and butter into flour mixture
  5. Add chocolate mixture to flour mixture and mix just until completely combined
  6. Pour filling over crust
  7. Sprinkle with cashew topping
  8. Bake at 325 F. for about 35-45 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean
  9. Cool to room temperature before serving, about 1 hour

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