This month's Royal Foodie Joust hosted by Jenn the Left-Over Queen was another fun challenge to enter. The ingredients were picked by last month's winner and the 3 ingredients were - get this - Chocolate (any kind but white), Chilies/Chili Powder (any type) and Grains (like wheat, rice, oats, etc., in any form). I was at a total loss as to what I would do. Then inspiration came to me in the form of Haagen Dazs ice cream. Mayan Chocolate to be exact. It is a delicious blend of chocolate, more chocolate and cinnamon. So I thought why not make a cake like thing (which turned into brownies) that had chocolate, cinnamon and peppers. I wasn't all that confident that it would work but guess what? Did it ever. It turned out so well that I am going to take the left overs to the girl's Thanksgiving Luncheon for the teachers as a special treat.
Here is the recipe Chipotle & Mocha Brownies. I will be sure to let you know when the voting starts so that you can help me to win and be the person to choose next months ingredients!!!