Chile Brownies

The chili pepper is the fruit of plants from the genus Capsicum, members of the nightshade family, Solanaceae. The term in British English and in Australia, New Zealand, India, Malaysia and other Asian countries is just chilli without “pepper”.

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1/2 C. butter
1 egg, beaten
1 C. sugar
1 apple
1 cup pureed Aji chiles
1 C. flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp soda
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts
1 can Hershey’s C. Syrup
1/2 tsp vanilla
2 tsp hot water
2 tsp melted butter
1/3 cup powdered sugar, or enough for preferred thickness
1 tsp dehydrated ground ripe peppers- we recommend guajillo



Blend butter, egg, sugar.

Add apples and chiles, then mix in dry ingredients.

Bake in greased, floured 8″ square pan @ 350 for 40 minutes.

Whisk together the ingredients for the icing, then ice the brownies while still hot


Recipe from Pepper Fool, 2000