Spice it up
We have several suggestions on how to add more options in flavoring these brownies. Sprinkle ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes or powdered red pepper into the mixture before food processing to add heat and heighten the flavor profile of the original recipe. Conversely, adding a few drops of vanilla, hazelnut, or almond extract to a batch can add an extra layer of taste in each bite. Try adding ½ a tablespoon of freshly chopped mint or peppermint leaves. Finally, sprinkle on a tablespoon or two of crushed pretzels instead of walnuts for topping the cooked brownies.