In any Hispanic household, you will find Abuelita Hot Chocolate packs. Major nostalgia, when I smell this solid chocolate bar. You can't really eat this chocolate round bar, its meant to melt in warm milk to create this creamy hot chocolate with all the flavors of any Mexican Chocolate. Its like cinnamon and spice! My siblings and I loved this stuff. Every winter, mom would make hot chocolate for us and we drank it up with our panesito, probably was a concha or any other sweet bread my mom had at home. You can find this at any local store. They now make Abuelita chocolate syrup to mix in for chocolate milk or even on desserts. Creating this recipe brings a huge smile to my face. To be able to recreate these flavors in a brownie has me feeling giddy and now able to share with you all :)
Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies
1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips
1 ½ sticks unsalted butter
6 eggs, room temperature
1 ⅓ cups sugar
2 round packs of abuelita hot chocolate, chopped in chunks
½ tsp cinnamon
3 tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp salt
1 ¼ cups all purpose flour
Half cup chocolate chips, add at the end
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F and spray a 9x13 baking pan with nonstick spray.
In a medium size saucepan, melt the butter on medium low, then whisk in the chocolate chips, Abuelita hot chocolate chunks and cinnamon. Then, whisk in the sugar. Continue whisking until completely melted and combined. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk your eggs and vanilla extract. Once the chocolate mixture has slightly cooled, slowly pour and whisk into your beaten eggs. Emphasis on slowly. ( If the eggs are cold and you add the hot or really warm chocolate, you can scramble the eggs) *Eggs should be room temperature.Whisk until completely combined.
Add the flour and salt, fold until ingredients combine and turn into a brownie batter. Fold in more chocolate chips.
Place in the baking dish, top with a couple more chocolate chips and bake for about 30 minutes for a gooey center.
Tip: Brownies need to be completely cooled, so it sets properly