Cinnamon Cayenne Chocolate Creams

Don’t you just wanna pop one of these in your mouth?? Trust me, you do. I did (...and then I did again). Oh man, they’re so good. The cinnamon and cayenne are fabulous together. The sweet and spicy play off each other perfectly. No idea why I never tried this before! 

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I came up with these because I wanted something that was quick, simple, and seriously yummm. Nailed it. Eat them all yourself or freeze and grab them when you need a gift for someone. They’re just good to have on hand. For lots of reasons :).

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What you’ll need:

• 2 cups of powdered sugar

• 2 tablespoons of milk

• 2 sticks of butter (I go with salted because I like my sweets with a little salty)

• 8 ounces of chocolate

• 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper

• 1 teaspoon cinnamon

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First up, put a half stick of butter in a microwave safe bowl with 4 ounces of chocolate chips and microwave for 1 minute. 

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When it’s done it’s gonna look like crazy butter soup, but stir it up – it’ll smooth and thicken.

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Line an 11x7 inch pan with parchment paper and spread the melted chocolate mixture onto it. Smooth it out with the back of your spoon. It helps to shimmy it a little to even it out.

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Stick it in the fridge until it hardens. That’ll take about 10-15 minutes.

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While it’s setting up, you can mix up the cream filling. Oh, this stuff is so good! Okay, microwave your second stick of butter (yes, the whole stick – this stuff is yummy for a reason, guys!) for about 30 seconds. You want it to be mostly melted.

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When it’s good to go, put it in a mixing bowl with the powdered sugar, milk, cinnamon, and cayenne. And get it all stirred up. No need for an electric mixer unless you prefer it. It’s super easy to stir by hand.

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When your chocolate it hardened, get it out and smooth the cream mixture evenly on top.

And then lick the spoon.

Mmm.

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Put it in the fridge to chill and stiffen for another 15ish minutes. While it’s cooling off get your other 4 ounces of chocolate ready – do exactly what you did the first time. The other half stick of butter goes into the microwave with 4 ounces of chocolate for a minute, and stir, stir, stir. 

When the cream layer has firmed up, take it out and smooth the second batch of chocolate on top. And back to the fridge!

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Check it after another 15 minutes. And when it’s firm, you’re all done! Now they’re ready to cut into tasty, little pieces of yum.

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I had fun fancy’ing them up with a little powdered sugar :).

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Here’s what I used, below. Just cut out the shape you want and sprinkle. I cleaned up a few sugary edges with the tip of my knife, but it was a really easy way to fancify my candy :). 

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What a lovely, delicious project!

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