Store granulated chilies, chile pieces, and chile flakes in air-tight containers in cool, dry cupboards.
Dried chile pieces will maintain their full flavor for at least twelve months.
Use granulated anchos as you would chopped dried ancho chilies in a variety of recipes. If reconstituting them, they will rehydrate (How to Rehydrate Dried Chiles
) far faster than whole anchos due to their increased surface area.
You can also further break down these chile pieces into ancho chili powder by grinding them in a spice grinder or cleaned bladed coffee mill (How to Grind Your Own Chile Powder).
No traditional mole sauce is complete without ancho chilies, but they can also be used in salsas, sauces, soups, and even desserts.
Dried Chile Recipes