Dessert/ Holiday/Themed

Sriracha Brownies

Sriracha Brownies – Chewy, ultra chocolatey with just the right amount of spicy kick!

Sriracha BrowniesYes, you’ve read that correctly.




They are spicy, chocolately, chewy, and delicious.

Chipotle and cayenne pepper seem to get all the attention when pairing with chocolate and I decided to use Sriracha. Some friends were very enthusiastic over it.  Others were near frightened over the thought.  A third group was skeptical but willing to try them.

With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, I felt I needed to contribute to the sweet-treat offerings that will help you celebrate your love.  I wanted to kick things up a notch, get your heart beating, and get some spice involved for your romantic Valentine’s Day night.

If you’re celebrating Single Awareness Day alone, pop in a movie and don’t bother to cut them.  Just grab the pan and a spoon and HUGE glass of ice cold milk or some vanilla bean ice cream and enjoy. This is how I will be enjoying them.

So Happy Valentine’s Day or Single Awareness Day, either way, you deserve a brownie.

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Sriracha Brownies

Author: Michelle


  • 1/3 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp instant coffee
  • 1 1/4 cup bowling water
  • 2 oz unsweetened chocolate; finely chopped
  • 6 oz 60% cacao dark chocolate chips
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/ 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp Sriracha


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Whisk together cocoa, instant coffee and boiling water together in large bowl until smooth.
  3. Add unsweetened chocolate and chocolate chips and whisk until chocolate is mostly melted.
  4. Whisk in melted butter and oil. (Mixture may look curdled.)
  5. Add eggs, yolks, and vanilla and continue to whisk until smooth.
  6. Whisk in sugar until fully incorporated.
  7. Add Sriracha.
  8. Add flour and salt and mix until combined.
  9. Scrape batter into 9x13 pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray.
  10. Bake until toothpick inserted halfway between edge and center comes out with just a few moist crumbs attached, 30 to 35 minutes.
  11. Transfer pan to wire rack and cool 11/2 hours.
  12. Cut, serve and enjoy

Recipe Notes

Recipe adapted from Cook's Illustrated, March & April 2010 issue.

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  • Debi @ Life Currents
    February 12, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    I would love these! I saw some Sriracha candy once and haven’t worked up the courage to make it, but keep dreaming about it. your brownies look fabulous. Yumming for later!

    • Michelle
      February 12, 2015 at 6:39 pm

      Thank you Debi, they are good, gooey, chocolaty and spicy.

  • Patricia @ Grab a Plate
    February 12, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    OhmyWOW! I love brownies with spice to them, but never thought to use Sriracha. Brilliant! These look fab!

    • Michelle
      February 12, 2015 at 9:51 pm

      Thank you Patricia. These are fun.

  • Gerry @ Foodness Gracious
    February 12, 2015 at 10:26 pm

    I love chocolate and Sriracha so I know I’d like these!

    • Michelle
      February 13, 2015 at 12:38 am

      Thank you Gerry.

  • Healing Tomato
    February 12, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    Only you can take sriracha and turn it into a romantic dessert for Valentine’s Day. I am always searching for spicy and sweet desserts. Now, I can’t wait to try these brownies.

    • Michelle
      February 13, 2015 at 12:40 am

      Haha, Thank you HT, they are so gooey and good.

  • Arman @ thebigmansworld
    February 13, 2015 at 12:48 am

    Michelle, this is epic. I knew chilli + chocolate was a trend in 2015 as was sriracha but not together- You’ve hit the nail on the head.

    Sending to my sister to make!! (She’s the baked good queen ha)

    • Michelle
      February 13, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      Thank you Arman! They are awesome. Hope you and your sister love them.

  • Becca @ Crumbs and Chaos
    February 13, 2015 at 7:12 am

    I’m very intrigued by this combo, they look amazing!!

    • Michelle
      February 13, 2015 at 4:41 pm

      They are so yummy. But I can only eat them in small amounts.

  • Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom
    February 13, 2015 at 9:18 am

    My son is in love with Sriracha. He puts it on everything! I think he would go crazy for these brownies. Pinning to surprise him with one day!

    • Michelle
      February 13, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      That’s wonderful that he loves the Sriracha. It’s wonderful stuff. Hope he loves them.

  • Fabiola@notjustbaked
    February 13, 2015 at 11:50 am

    i cannot even express how much I want this right now!!!!

    • Michelle
      February 13, 2015 at 4:42 pm

      Hope you get to make them soon.

  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    February 13, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    I’ve never actually done the chocolate/spicy combo!

    • Michelle
      February 13, 2015 at 4:43 pm

      I was slow to it as well. But I love it.

  • Jamie @ Coffee With Us 3
    February 13, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    I worked at a coffee shop when I was younger, and we served a spicy hot chocolate that I bet tasted similar to this– it was so yummy! The spiciness really brings out the chocolatey flavor! Pinning!

    • Michelle
      February 13, 2015 at 9:14 pm

      Thank for the pin, it has some coffee in it to, so the flavors are really intensified.

  • Anita
    February 13, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    Such a natural next step from chili and chocolate! I can see these becoming the next big thing!

    • Michelle
      February 14, 2015 at 12:32 am

      Thank you Anita, they sure have been a hit with everyone here.

  • Joy @ Joy Love Food
    February 15, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Yum! I love this idea to use sriracha in brownies!

    • Michelle
      February 15, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      They are so good Joy, I’m addicted.

  • Brandy M.
    February 16, 2015 at 8:24 am

    What a unique twist on a family favorite. I admit I love Sirracha sauce but would never have dreamed of adding it to my brownies. Thanks!

    • Michelle
      February 16, 2015 at 9:20 am

      Thank you Brandy, it’s a unique combo for sure, but really good.

  • peter @feedyoursoultoo
    February 16, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    These look good and dangerous.

    • Michelle
      February 16, 2015 at 5:53 pm

      Have milk or ice cream and you’ll be just fine!

  • Linda (Meal Planning Maven)
    February 16, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Loving the spicy kick in these chocolatey treats! Wow!

    • Michelle
      February 16, 2015 at 5:55 pm

      They do have a kick! Enjoy Linda, thank you.

  • CarriesExpKtchn
    February 18, 2015 at 5:47 am

    I’m on a Sriracha kick lately and mixed with my favorite dessert…These sound like pure perfection to me!

    • Michelle
      February 19, 2015 at 1:08 am

      Thank you Carrie…they are really great.

  • Renee@ Two in the Kitchen
    February 18, 2015 at 6:39 am

    These brownies look amazing! I love that you included sriracha in them!!

    • Michelle
      February 19, 2015 at 1:10 am

      Thank you Renee, they were fun.

  • Jenna
    February 28, 2015 at 5:38 am

    Would I be able to bake these as individuals? Say maybe in muffin cups?

    • Michelle
      February 28, 2015 at 11:04 am

      Hi Jenna, I have not tested it this way, using muffin tins, but it should work. Use muffin liners to get them out easily, as they are gooey and only fill 3/4 full. Also adjust the baking time to around 15-20 minutes, but keep an eye on them. I consulted with a friend who is a baking genius, she suggested the oven at 375 vs 350. Good luck.

  • holly waterfall
    March 30, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Oh, I am totally intrigued by these brownies!! YUM-O!!
    And your pictures are gorgeous, making me want to grab one right through the screen

    • Michelle
      March 30, 2015 at 11:53 pm

      Thanks Holly. I’ve been toying with making them again, they were that good.

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  • Chandler
    October 14, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    Can I use boxed brownie mix instead?

    • Michelle
      October 14, 2015 at 8:56 pm

      Yes. Make like the package says, just add the sriracha into the batter.

  • Mary
    December 3, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    These look and sounds delicious! My Hubby and I have just gotten started on the Sriracha bandwagon (better late than never) and these brownies will be our weekend dessert! Thanks.

    • Michelle De La Cerda
      December 3, 2015 at 5:31 pm

      Thank you Mary, hope you enjoy them. Adjust the amount of sriracha for your own taste level.

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