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Nico Norena—the Miami-based social media star known for his over-the-top desserts on IG and TikTok (@succulentbite)—shares a recipe for easy spiced brownies from his new cookbook, The Succulent Bite

"In this recipe, you take the already-sweet, gooey, mouthwatering brownie and you make it interesting. The addition of cinnamon, ginger and allspice is sure to be a yummy surprise." —Nico 

For another sweet recipe from Nico, check out his Cold Brew Dulce de Leche Ice Cream. Pair the two for an amazing brownie sundae! 


  • 10 ounces 60% cacao bittersweet chocolate
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ½ teaspoon allspice
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • ½ cup white granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs


Serves: 10


Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line an 8-inch baking pan with parchment paper. 

In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate and butter and stir until smooth. In a large bowl, add the chocolate-butter mixture, flour, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, syrup, sugars and eggs. Using an electric hand mixer, mix the ingredients at low speed until they're well combined. 

Pour the batter into the prepared pan and spread it evenly. Bake for 30 minutes, then let it cool for 1 hour before serving. 

Excerpted from The Succulent Bite by Nico Norena. Copyright © 2022 by Nico Norena. Used with permission by Page Street Publishing. All rights reserved.