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(StatePoint) While we find ourselves surrounded by an abundance of this year’s ‘must-have’ items, our shopping lists are often dictated by retail experts who all claim to offer the ultimate guide to giveaways. But there is no need to spend a fortune or face increased competition with crowds for sold out products. Sometimes the richest and most memorable gifts can be created in the kitchen.

To bring a touch of finesse to your sweet treats, take inspiration from connoisseurs and use Plugrá butter, which professional pastry chefs prefer because of its slowness and extra creaminess. Unlike other butters, Plugrá uses the right balance of specially selected cream and fat, resulting in a texture that folds and blends harmoniously to help create homemade confectionary masterpieces.

Using the finest ingredients, Plugrá’s Executive Chef Linda Hall has developed a decadent brownie recipe that is sure to spice up any party favors.

“Nothing says indulgence more than a gooey, chocolatey brownie, however, most people have been in there, have done it. Take it up a notch this year by adding spices and flavors that evoke warmth and comfort. My recipe is reminiscent of a cup of Mexican hot chocolate with hints of cinnamon and vanilla, ”says Hall.

To inspire you this season, Plugrá has teamed up with other premium ingredient brands to create a brownie with better results. The Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownie Recipe below features a flavorful note produced by Spice House’s strongest and sweetest Vietnamese “Saigon” cinnamon, as well as a hit of chipotle pepper. The decadent flavor is also underlined by the use of fair and sustainable Manjari dark chocolate from leading chocolate brand, Valrhona, in addition to Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon pure vanilla extract, which uses premium beans selected at by hand and a slow extraction process to produce the richest taste. vanilla. Additional vacation recipes can be found by visiting plugra.com/recipes.

Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies

Source: Plugrá Kitchens, Chicago, Illinois

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Servings: 24


• 5 ounces of unsweetened chocolate

• 10 tablespoons Plugrá European-style butter, unsalted

• 4 large eggs

• 2 cups of sugar

• 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

• 1 tablespoon of ground Saigon cinnamon from the Maison des épices

• 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

• 1/4 teaspoon chipotle powder or cayenne pepper

• 2 teaspoons of pure Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon vanilla extract

• 6 ounces of Valrhona Manjari 64% dark chocolate, chopped


1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line 9 × 13-inch square pan with parchment paper or foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.

2. Place unsweetened chocolate and butter in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds or until melted.

3. Stir in the sugar until well combined.

4. Beat the eggs.

5. Stir in remaining ingredients until just combined.

6. Spread the dough on the prepared pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes. Check doneness by inserting a toothpick in the center of the pan to see if it comes out clean.

Wrap your dessert in a decorative box or box and handwrite the recipe for the gift that keeps on giving!

Freeda S. Scott