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Mayan Cocoa Brownies

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Recipe By Janet C. Johnston, Savory Spice cofounder

Yields

9 servings

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cooking Time

40 Minutes

Recipe By Janet C. Johnston, Savory Spice cofounder

What could make fudgy, nutty brownies even more perfect? A little heat and warmth from Mayan Cocoa takes one of our favorite desserts to the next level.

Ingredients

1 cup (2 sticks) room temperature unsalted butter, plus more to grease pans

2 cups granulated sugar, plus more for sprinkling in pan

1 cup brown sugar, packed

2/3 cup honey

3 Tbsp. vegetable oil

6 large eggs

2 cups all-purpose flour



1 cup hazelnuts

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

  • Mayan Cocoa

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  • Pure Mexican Vanilla Extract

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Directions

Grease two 8x8-inch pans with butter and sprinkle with granulated sugar to lightly coat. Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, stir together butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, honey, and vegetable oil. Whisk in eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. Whisk in flour, Mayan Cocoa, and Pure Mexican Vanilla Extract. Divide batter between prepared pans. Press hazelnuts evenly into the batter and bake for 35 to 40 min. or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.