Cinnamon Chip Mexican Brownies are the perfect dessert for those times when you need a mix of  sweet and hot.  My daughter and I really love these brownies and they remind us of when we lived in the Texas/New Mexico area.  We grew used to having some form of chili pepper in most anything we ate.

Biting into this chewy brownie is satisfying enough, but the added cinnamon chips and the bit of cayenne pepper, send your mouth to a happy place!  Let me try to tempt you – first you get the smooth chocolate taste, then you bite into a cinnamon chip and it begins to warm up your mouth, then the cayenne really gets your tastebuds in motion.  At this point your mouth is nice and warm and you can truly taste all of the flavors.  I know that many talk of tastes “exploding” in their mouths, this is not like that at all.  It is a slow and comforting warmth, the kind that encourages a smile on your face.

Cinnamon Chip Mexican Brownies


If you are not used to or have never heard of Mexican Chocolate, let me tell you a little about it.  Mexican chocolate is a very rich chocolate that is scented with cinnamon and is used in many dishes.  My two favorite uses are Mole and Hot Chocolate.   I now have a new favorite – Cinnamon Chip Mexican Brownies.

Cinnamon Chip Mexican Brownies
Cinnamon Chip Mexican Brownies - sweet chocolate, warm cinnamon and a touch of cayenne. The perfect dessert for any time.
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  1. 1 Box Brownie Mix (and the ingredients called for on the package)
  2. 3/4 cup Hershey Cinnamon Chips
  3. 3/4 Teaspoon Cayenne Powder *
  1. Prepare the brownie batter according to the directions on the box. Stir in the 3/4 cup cinnamon chips and the 3/4 teaspoon cayenne powder. Stir well.
  2. Bake according to the directions on the package.
  1. * You can adjust the amount of Cayenne powder to your taste. I found this amount to give heat to the brownies without burning my mouth.
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You really should make this recipe. I promise you won’t be sorry. These fantastic Cinnamon Chip Mexican Brownies would make a great gift at the holidays or at any time.

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 Are you hungry now?  Here are a couple other great recipes for you to try:

Cinnamon Chip Peanut Butter Granola
Cinnamon Chip Scones
Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bars
Extreme Cinnamon Blondies

Need a great way to give them as a gift?  Here are a couple great ideas for you:

Repurposed Sweater as gift bag
Holiday Food Gift Containers from Amazon
Gifts for the Baker in the family from Amazon

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33 Responses to Cinnamon Chip Mexican Brownies

  1. It’s not listed in the ingredients but do I see nuts and if so what kind did you use? I almost always put pecans in mine because I keep them on hand, however, I love walnuts in my brownies as well. I NEED to find these cinnamon chips you keep using! I still can’t find any here. :(
    I love a little kick tot he brownie, I add espresso to mine.

    • cynthia says:

      I used a box mix for the brownies and it had nuts in it. I just went with what I had. I am telling you, I had a hard time finding the cinnamon chips!

  2. Elise says:

    Mmm, I love brownies. These look like a fun twist!
    My parents-in-law brought back a bunch of chocolate stuff from one of their recent trips to Mexico. It was sooo delicious! They even got to tour a chocolate factory down there, how cool is that?. Oh, and they brought some cinnamon to share with us – I swear I’d never smelled anything that good! Okay, now I’m drooling… 😉

  3. Tracie says:

    Mexican chocolate is my favorite favorite FAVORITE!! My dad used to use it to make hot chocolate when I was kid.

    Pinning this recipe now…because I definitely want to try these brownies.

  4. Camille says:

    These look and sound amazing!

  5. I never knew Cinnamon Chips existed. Probably not going to use them at my house since we have some cinnamon sensitivities but they do sound and look yummy!

  6. Debbie Denny says:

    Those sound so interesting. I will have to try it!

  7. These look so good. Now I feel like I need to make some sort of sweet dish.

  8. Shauna says:

    Oh my goodness, these sound delish!

  9. Hi Cynthia – I am a plain ole boring girl, but Hubby would absolutely love these. I love the idea though of the complimentary flavors! Thanks for spicing up our boring brownies! Hugs, Holly

  10. Jennifer B says:

    These sound amazing!!! My husband would love them too!

  11. Oh my goodness those look so amazing! I have to try this. Although I will have to make a regular batch of brownies for the kids; since they are allergic to cinnamon chips. How sad is that? I Adore cinnamon chips!

  12. Ave says:

    I love brownies! Your one looks so delicious! Have to save the recipe for later.

  13. I love brownies and adding a little bit of cinnamon for extra flavor just makes them so delicious.

  14. Pam says:

    I love simple recipes like this that only have a few ingredients but have a big taste.

  15. Yumm.. the sound and look delicious.. we love brownies in our home and that’s always a treat that everyone likes; will try your recipe this weekend. Thanks for sharing

  16. I love brownies! I love adding a few chopped nuts in mine for a mixture of salty and sweet! Yum!

  17. Heather M says:

    You had me at the title. I cannot wait to make these. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Mexican Hot Chocolate.

  18. Chrishelle says:

    I love a little heat with my chocolate. I will have to try these Cinnamon Chip Mexican Brownies for one of the many holiday events we are invited to this holiday season.

  19. I’ve made cupcakes in a similar way, but these look absolutely divine! Gotta pin ’em!

  20. droooooooooooling! Looks super yummy! thank you for sharing!

  21. Kristyn says:

    oh my goodness those look and sound divine!

  22. Those look like heaven, my mouth is seriously watering over here, delicious!!

  23. Yum, brownies! Are the cinnamon chips in it strong tasting or do they just add a hint of a kick? I’ve never had them before.

  24. Pam says:

    They do sound very interesting. I would have to leave out the cayenne pepper though, because they are a couple of family members who could not handle eating it.

  25. YUM! I never heard of these, I’m going to have to give them a try!

  26. I never thought about using cinnamon in brownies but these look and sound great…

  27. Love this! And just 3 ingredients?? Awesome! :)
    Thank you for sharing at this week’s Marvelous Mondays party- pinned & sharing!

  28. Just the name of the dessert made my mouth water. This seems like something easy to do. I would like to try it.

  29. Britni says:

    These look incredible, definitely pinning to try sometime soon! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

  30. Diane Balch says:

    I’ve had spicy chocolate bars and loved them, but never in baked goods. Need to try this.

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