Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13 x 9 baking pan.
Place butter in the top part of a double boiler. Set over a pot of simmering water. When it melts, add cocoa and stir until well blended. Let cool.*
Beat eggs and sugar in a mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes, Add cocoa mixture, vanilla, TABASCO® Sauce, cinnamon and salt. Beat another minute. Stir in flour, then almonds.
Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 25 minutes or until the center is done.
*In place of a double boiler, you can use a metal bowl that fits over a saucepan of boiling water.
Makes 1 tray of brownies: 12 large squares or 48 bite-sized pieces.