Chocolate Wasabi Brownies

Kim Kushner


  • sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 6 Ounces  bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 3 Ounces  milk chocolate, chopped
  • 1 Cup  sugar
  • eggs
  • 3/4 Cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon  salt
  • 3 Cups  confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 Cup  milk
  • 1/3 Cup  semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 Tablespoons  wasabi peas

These days, it's very common to see a sweet ingredient most usually found in a dessert worked into an earlier course. This recipe flips that concept on its backside, adding spicy wasabi peas as a crumb topping to delicious chocolate brownies. 


Preheat the oven 350 degrees. Butter an 8-inch square baking dish.

Place a medium-sized bowl over a pot of simmering water, add the chocolate and 1 stick of butter into the bowl. Melt the butter and the bittersweet and milk chocolate, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and let cool for 20 minutes. Whisk in the sugar, the eggs, 1 at a time, until smooth. Add the flour and salt, and use a spatula to fold all together until well combined. Pour into prepared baking dish, and bake for 40 minutes. Cool completely and cut into squares. Carefully remove from dish.

For the frosting, place a small bowl over a pot of simmering water, add the semi-sweet chocolate, and stir until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and let cool. Use an electric mixer to beat the other stick of butter until smooth, and then add the confectioners’ sugar and milk. Beat for a minute longer. Pour in the melted chocolate, and beat until well combined and creamy. Use the back of a large spoon to spread the frosting over each brownie.

Place the wasabi peas into a small bag, and seal the bag shut. Use a mallet to crush the peas inside the bag into tiny crumbs. Sprinkle the wasabi crumbs over the frosting.


Calories per serving:

382 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 299g 460%
  • Carbs 846g 282%
  • Saturated 180g 902%
  • Fiber 19g 77%
  • Trans 8g
  • Sugars 736g
  • Monounsaturated 78g
  • Polyunsaturated 14g
  • Protein 58g 116%
  • Cholesterol 1,267mg 422%
  • Sodium 1,647mg 69%
  • Calcium 566mg 57%
  • Magnesium 317mg 79%
  • Potassium 1,549mg 44%
  • Iron 17mg 95%
  • Zinc 9mg 59%
  • Phosphorus 1,044mg 149%
  • Vitamin A 1,958µg 218%
  • Vitamin C 15mg 25%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 76%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 125%
  • Niacin (B3) 8mg 38%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 28%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 332µg 83%
  • Vitamin B12 3µg 51%
  • Vitamin D 8µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 9mg 43%
  • Vitamin K 40µg 50%
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