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Ganache Dark Fudgey Brownies


3 hours
Skill Level
24 brownies

Instead of frosting, try topping your brownies with ganache! It has a rich, deep flavor and a fudgey consistency. This brownies recipe using ganache is an elevated take on a classic that’s sure to impress.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Bake Time
40 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Chill Time
30 minutes



Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
13x9x2-inch baking pan 13x9x2-inch baking pan
large mixing bowl mixing bowl
measuring cups measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
wire rack wire rack
microwave-safe bowl microwave-safe bowl
microwave microwave

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.


Stir together cocoa and baking soda in large bowl; stir in 1/3 cup butter. Add boiling water, stir until mixture thickens. Stir in sugar, eggs and remaining 1/3 cup butter, stir until smooth. Add flour, vanilla and salt; blend completely. Stir in 1 cup chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pan.


Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.


Prepare Chocolate Ganache. Pour over brownies. Refrigerate 20 to 30 minutes. Cut into 3-inch squares; cut squares diagonally in half to form a triangle shape. Garnish with fresh strawberry, if desired.

Chocolate Ganache:

Place 2 cups (12-oz package) HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and 1 cup whipping cream in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at Medium (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave an additional 30 seconds or until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.

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