Can You Handle the Heat of Chili Peppers?

Learn how to stuff a jalapeno pepper and to give your brownies a spicy kick with two recipes involving chili peppers

Chile Pepper Institute director Paul Bosland had so many chili pepper recipes that when asked for his favorite, he sent two. (iStockphoto)

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5. Wrap each stuffed pod tightly with a half strip of bacon. Use a toothpick to hold bacon in place.

6. Arrange in a single layer on a lightly greased medium baking sheet.

7. Bake for 30 minutes.

Cooking time can vary. When the bacon is cooked, the jalapeños are done.

Bhut Jolokia* Chocolate Brownies


1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup (one stick) unsalted butter
3 eggs
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon Bhut Jolokia chili powder


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Butter and flour an 8-inch square baking pan.

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