Mexican Brownies with Apricot-Ancho Filling and Dark Chocolate Ganache

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.

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Apricot Filling
1 1/2
cups cut-up dried apricots
tablespoons sugar
cup water
teaspoons ancho chile powder
box Betty Crocker® Supreme dark chocolate brownie mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on brownie mix box
teaspoon ground cinnamon
Cinnamon Ganache
cup whipping cream
cup chopped bittersweet baking chocolate
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.
Makes 16 brownies

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Brownie)
  • Calories 300
    • (Calories from Fat 120),
  • Total Fat 14g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 35mg;
  • Sodium 140mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 41g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 30g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.