Mexican Brownies with Apricot-Ancho Filling and Dark Chocolate Ganache

Serve your family with these apricot filled Mexican chocolate brownies that are made using Betty Crocker® brownie mix and topped with cinnamon ganache – a wonderful dessert.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 35 min
  • Servings 16

Apricot Filling

1 1/2
cups cut-up dried apricots
2
tablespoons sugar
3/4
cup water
2
teaspoons ancho chile powder

Brownies

1
box Betty Crocker™ Supreme dark chocolate brownie mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon

Cinnamon Ganache

1/2
cup whipping cream
1/2
cup chopped bittersweet baking chocolate
1/4
teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, heat Apricot Filling ingredients to boiling, stirring constantly; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Cool slightly. In food processor bowl with metal blade, place mixture. Cover; process until smooth. Set aside.
  • 2 Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 16 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 3 In medium bowl, stir Brownie ingredients until well blended. Spoon about 2 tablespoons brownie batter into each muffin cup. Drop 1 tablespoon filling over brownie batter in each cup. Top each with additional 2 to 3 tablespoons batter.
  • 4 Bake 20 to 24 minutes or until tops are dry; cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 5 In 1-quart saucepan, heat whipping cream over medium-low heat until hot. Remove from heat; stir in chocolate and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon until melted and smooth. Let stand 15 minutes to thicken. Carefully pour chocolate mixture onto top of each brownie.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Brownie
Calories
300
(
Calories from Fat
120),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
4 1/2g,
4 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
140mg
140%;
Total Carbohydrate
41g
41%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
30g
30%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.