Friday’s Dessert

Yes, you want to make this!  Spicy Brownies topped with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream drizzled with chocolate and Sweet & Spicy Walnuts!  Mmmmmmm!!!  Here’s how I did it…

IMGP3155I went to my favorite section in Vons…the clearance section!…and found this AMAZING brownie mix from The Invisible Chef.  Chocolate chipotle definitely sounds risky…but it’s not!  These brownies were fantastic, with just a hint of spice.  The mix requires butter, 1 egg, and sour cream.  Just follow directions and your brownies are done.  The real trick lies in the spicy walnuts…
IMGP3113To make the spicy walnut topping…and trust me…these walnuts are so good that you will be eating them as a snack.

4 cups Walnuts

2 egg whites

1/2 cup granulated sugar

2-3 teaspoons cayenne pepper…But I used Chili Powder (not pictured) and it was great!

Toss walnuts with egg whites, sugar, and cayenne pepper.  Do not overcoat!  Keep it light!  Place walnuts on a piece of aluminum foil, stick them in the oven at 350 degrees for 10 minutes (it’s better to take them out early than to let them burn…my first batch burned) and woaloah!

Finally, cut your brownies into squares, top with vanilla ice cream, drizzle with some Hershey’s chocolate syrup, and sprinkle with your spicy and sweet walnuts.  You’re done!  Enjoy your fantastic, gourmet dessert!