double chocolate brownies with spicy glaze

double chocolate brownies with spicy sugar glaze

Happy National Hot and Spicy Food Day!

Yep, among the national food days, I found one that is quite obscure. This is not to be confused with International Hot and Spicy Food Day, which is celebrated in January.

I will have to remember that one too…

double chocolate brownies

Many know I love my food with a flavorful heat (too hot to taste or so hot it makes me cry? nothankyou), and while I could have come up with a collection of my favorite spicy recipes here, many also know conventional is one thing I am not.

Just as obscure as the holiday itself, I dreamed up a hot and spicy dessert to satisfy the spicy sweet tooth. You begin with a warm brownie fresh from the oven, top that with some ice cream (we enjoyed So Delicious Toasted Almond Chip) and then top that with a spicy sweet glaze.

Hot (and cool) and spicy good.


double chocolate brownies with spicy sugar glaze

YIELD: 16 brownies

dairy, egg, soy and gluten free, vegan


2 tablespoons flax seed, freshly ground
1/3 cup coconut milk (So Delicious carton)

6 ounces dark chocolate (72%), chopped
1/2 cup coconut oil or vegan butter
1 tablespoon vanilla paste
1 1/4 cup gluten free all-purpose flour
1/3 cup dark chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
pinch sea salt


2 tablespoons coconut milk (So Delicious carton)
2 + cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons hot sauce


Grind flax seed in blender, coffee grinder. Place 2 tablespoons flax in a bowl, add coconut milk and stir. Place in refrigerator to set into gel (this equals / replaces two eggs).

In large saucepan over low heat, melt chopped chocolate. Remove from heat, stir in coconut oil/butter and vanilla. Add flour, do not stir in. Add chocolate chips, baking soda and sea salt to the flour, mix into the flour before mixing into the chocolate mixture – combine until smooth.

Pour into prepared (sprayed, parchmented) 8×8 baking dish, bake at 350 for 30-33 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.


In blender, combine all ingredients and blend to smooth sauce, adjusting powdered sugar until desired thickness is achieved. 

warm and spicy brownie sundae

…aaannnd enjoy.


this recipe was shared with Healthy Vegan Fridays.



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