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HERSHEY'S Best Brownies

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Time
2 hours 20 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
24 brownies

We don't call this HERSHEY'S Best Brownies recipe for nothing. Whether you’re just starting out as a beginner baker learning how to make brownies or taking a crack at a new way to make a classic, you’re sure to surprise friends, family and your own taste buds with the delicious sweetness of these homemade brownies. Make scrumptious fudgy brownies from scratch with cocoa powder and chocolate chips. Once you’ve had a bite, it’ll become clear that these easy homemade brownies really do come from the best brownie recipe ever thought up.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Bake Time
35 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 cup
    butter or margarine (2 sticks)
  • 2 cups
    sugar
  • 2 tsps
    vanilla extract
  • 4
    eggs
  • 3/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
  • 1 cup
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 cup
    chopped nuts (optional)
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add a garnish Add a Garnish

Make our "Creamy Brownie Frosting" to complete the recipe as shown in the Image.

Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven Oven
baking pan 13x9x2-Inch Baking Pan
microwave safe bowl Microwave-Safe Bowl
microwave Microwave
measuring cups Measuring Cups
wire rack Wire Rack
rubber scraper Rubber Scraper
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan or two 8- or 9-inch square pans.

2

Place butter in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at medium (50%) 2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until melted. Stir in sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with spoon after each addition. Add cocoa; beat until well blended. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat well. Stir in nuts, if desired. Pour batter into prepared pan or pans.

3

Bake 30 to 35 minutes for 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan (20 to 22 minutes for 8- or 9-inch pans) or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Prepare and frost brownie with Creamy Brownie Frosting, if desired. Garnish frosted brownies with milk chocolate chips, if desired. Cut into bars.

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