Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies

Written by chanie on December 31st, 2012

This may come as a surprise to some of you, but when it comes to throwing a party, I’m usually a last minute kind of person. And you know why? Because when I first think about all the food I have to make, all the people I have to invite, and all the cleaning up I’ll have to do, I just figure it’s not worth all the work. But then I start to feel guilty. And slowly but surely that Jewish guilt just ebbs its way in and at the last minute I scramble for menu ideas, put together a guest list and a couple of hours later we’re all having a good time.

I can usually put together a party menu in a jiffy but when it comes to baked goods, I’m all too guilty of passing up Duncan Hines as my own. I’m never one for store-bought mixes, and all those other one-bowl cake concoctions are not up my alley. But Duncan Hines brownies are the exception. And we all know I’m not the only one! How many more of you out there have thrown in a batch of Duncan Hines brownies at the last second and then took the credit when your guests couldn’t get enough. They’re just THAT good.

Well let me tell you something, dear readers. They can be even better! Adding some cinnamon and nibby dark chocolate gives the brownies a serious Mexican hot chocolate taste that is so decadent and dreamy. Adding the extra ingredients won’t even make you feel guilty about passing them off as your own!

So, if you’re last minute with your New Year’s Eve party (as I am in posting this recipe!), then give these brownies a try. And if you don’t want to say you made them, just say they’re BIB’S recipe!

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  1. LOVE this recipe and I love that you used Duncan Hines Chewy Fudge Brownies!!! They are the best and I see no reason to ever make homemade brownies.

  2. Add a pinch of cayenne, too!

    what a great way to personalize boxed brownies

  3. i love the idea of adding these spices into brownies! i’ll have to try it with my favorite brownie recipe.

  4. Ronnie Fein says:

    Great recipe. I have something similar in Hip Kosher because the combo of chocolate, cayenne and cinnamon is perfect. I can’t use pecans because of allergies but I think it is probably a wonderful addition.

  5. I’d have never guess this is Duncan Hines!

  6. This reminds me of spicy hot chocolate! Love this combo!

  7. I love that you cut these in star shapes. We are in the midst of our own last minute party prep right now…

  8. Love the stars and your doctored brownies, Duncan Hines does a great job and I also find it hard to replicate it.

  9. Dani says:

    Jewish star cookie cutters – nice touch!

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