Dark Chocolate Chile Brownies
Dark Chocolate Brownie Mix (1 box 13x9-inch size)
3-4 large red chile pods
2 squares unsweetened baking chocolate
1/2 c. oil
1/4 c. water
1/2 tsp. cayenne powder
Blend baking chocolate and chile pods (remove stems, but feel free to keep the seeds for a bit more of a kick ... or remove them if you want a bit less spice) in a blender or food processor. (Don't just let the blender run, or you'll get a paste. Instead, pulse it several times, until everything is broken up to a fine powder.)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a 10x15-inch bar pan with nonstick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, mix chocolate / chile mixture with the brownie mix and cayenne pepper, until well-incorporated.
Add remaining ingredients and stir just until dry ingredients are moistened.
Spread evenly into greased bar pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Allow to cool 15-20 minutes before cutting.
Makes approximately 3 dozen brownies.