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Gluten-Free Ultimate HERSHEY'S Chocolate Brownies


40 Min.
20 Min.
Skill Level:
24 brownies

Perfect for folks who are living gluten free, these Gluten-Free Ultimate HERSHEY'S Chocolate Brownies live up to their name. The brownie base stars HERSHEY'S Cocoa and is decadent, moist and fudgy, while the addition of vanilla extract brings out the cocoa flavor.  Even better, you can control the sweetness of this gluten-free brownies recipe by choosing between HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips. Don't forget to save some chips for sprinkling on top!  These Gluten-Free Ultimate HERSHEY'S Chocolate Brownies are already wonderful on their own, but we highly recommend topping them with the One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting. This simple frosting stars HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa (whichever you prefer) and can be made in just five minutes.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Bake Time
40 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours


  • 3/4 cup
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2/3 cup
    butter or margarine, melted and divided
  • 1/2 cup
    boiling water
  • 2 cups
  • 2
  • 1 1/3 cups
    gluten free all-purpose baking mix
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 cup
    HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Mildly Sweet Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Additional
    HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Mildly Sweet Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (optional)
add a garnish Add a Garnish

Make our One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting to complete this recipe as shown in the image.


Equipment Needed 
Oven Oven
Baking Pan 13x9x2-Inch Baking Pan
Mixing Bowl Mixing Bowl
Bowl Bowl
Mixer Mixer
Measuring Cups Measuring Cups
Baking Pan 8-Inch Square Pans
Wire Rack Wire Rack

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan or two 8-inch square baking pans.


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 baking mix, vanilla and salt; blend completely. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pan.


Bake 40 to 45 minutes for rectangular pan, 35 to 40 minutes for square pans or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Frost with One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting. Garnish with chocolate chips, if desired. Cut into bars.

Note: Always read labels of each ingredient to ensure that they are gluten free prior to use.

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