Spicy chile powder and sweet chocolate are a delicious duo—just think about Mexican hot chocolate. But it’s an underused combination, in our opinion. In this week’s episode of Mad Genius Tips, F&W’s Justin Chapple tries adding some of Tim Love’s guajillo-spiked spice rub to a chocolate bar. The result? Crazy delicious. It’s further proof that chocolate and chiles need to be served together more often. Here, eight recipes for chocolate desserts with a spicy chile kick.
1. Gluten-Free Chocolate-Chile Cakes
These flourless chocolate cakes get heat from cayenne and crushed red pepper. They’re topped with a cooling, tangy yogurt frosting.
2. Chocolate-Cayenne Cocktail Cookies
Sweet, spicy and rich in dark chocolate, these cookies are particularly delicious with a glass of sparkling Lambrusco.