2/3 cup vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup margarine, like spectrum spread OR, for a lower-fat version, use prune
puree or applesauce in the equivalent amount
Ener-G Egg Replacer equivalent of 4 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
5 large jalapeno peppers, minced
6 to 8 Thai chilies, minced (omit for a less spicy brownie)
3/4 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped (optional-- I'm not nuts about walnuts. ha. HOWEVER,
chocolate chips can replace the nuts. Small pieces of candied ginger are good in this,
too, and add extra heat! The Ginger People make a great product called ginger chips.)
This recipe is for those who like their sweets on the spicy side!
Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly oil a 9x13-inch pan.
Melt marg. (if using) and chocolate chips together in a double boiler. If you are not using vegan margarine, melt the chips in a bowl in the microwave in 20 second bursts-- BE CAREFUL NOT TO BURN THEM!! Set aside to cool.
In a large bowl, mix the egg replacer with the salt. Add the vegan sugar and vanilla and beat until well blended. Add the chocolate-butter mixture and stir until just combined.
Add the flour and cocoa powder and mix until almost blended. Fold in the jalapenos, chilies and nuts or whatever else you're using.
Transfer batter to the prepared pan and bake until the top forms a cracked crust and the inside looks slightly moist, 30 to 35 minutes. Allow to cool, then
Cut into squares and dust with vegan powdered sugar if you like, or frost them with your favorite vegan frosting, or just leave them be!