Originally Posted by Mad Cook
I'm not really a serial user of packet mixes but I always use the Schwartz chili con carne mix which has cocoa in it. You can't actually taste it but it seems to add a certain "je ne sais quoi" to the finished article and try as I may I can't replicate it from scratch. (Perhaps better not to tell your DH given that he doesn't "do" chocolate
I don't think I would ever use packaged chili mix because I go very light on the spices in mine. The Rotel tomatoes add more than enough spice for us, along with a little chili powder.
On the public television channel they made "Mole Brownies." They used mexican chocolate and added some kind of hot pepper seasoning. They looked really good but I don't know if my immediate family would eat them. I know my extended family would!