Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies


Simple brownies made with Mexican hot chocolate disks. Great way to use them up! Enjoy! This recipe was borne from a desire to use up Mexican hot chocolate discs, which have a lot of sugar and some oil already. I used Ibarra® brand and the brownies were fantastic with a mild cinnamon flavor. I wouldn't try to substitute this ingredient.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
16 small brownies


  • 1 ½ teaspoons instant coffee granules

  • ¼ cup boiling water, or as needed

  • 3 Mexican hot chocolate drink tablets (such as Nestle® Abuelita®)

  • ½ cup unsalted butter

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 large eggs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line an 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper.

  2. Combine instant coffee and boiling water in a bowl.

  3. Melt chocolate tablets and butter in the top of a double boiler set over a pot of simmering water, about 5 minutes. Add coffee, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and salt. Mix the chocolate mixture and flour together in a second bowl.

  4. Beat eggs together in another bowl. Combine eggs and chocolate-flour mixture. Pour into the prepared baking pan.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until set and surface is glossy, about 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

You can use 1 shot of espresso instead of the coffee powder if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

156 Calories
9g Fat
18g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 156
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 83mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 2g
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 20mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.