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HERSHEY'S Best Brownies

Things You'll Need
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • CREAMY BROWNIE FROSTING (optional, recipe follows)
How to Make
  • 1

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

  • 2

    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.

  • 3

    3. Bake 30 to 35 minutes 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. Cut into bars. Makes 24 to 36 brownies.

  • 4

    CREAMY BROWNIE FROSTING 6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened 6 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa 2 tablespoons light corn syrup or honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups powdered sugar 2 to 4 tablespoons milk

  • 5

    Beat butter, cocoa, corn syrup and vanilla in small bowl until blended. Add powdered sugar and milk; beat to spreading consistency. Makes 1-2/3 cups frosting.

HERSHEY'S Best Brownies

HERSHEY'S Best Brownies

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  1. Review 8/14/2012 11:50:51 PM by :
    There simply is no comparison with any other brownie, no matter what you do to them. After I spead the batter in the pain, i drop about a cup and a half of chopped walnuts, press them gently down into the dough, then frost with dark chocolate butter frosting. If I could give these ten stars, I would.

  2. Review 8/10/2012 9:47:24 PM by :
    Finally a recipe that comes out the way my wife and I like it...CHEWY! The only thing we changed was omit the nuts and sprinkle coconut flakes. Perfect!

  3. Review 6/2/2012 9:52:10 AM by :
    I also put a few tablespoons of coffee in the batter

  4. Review 4/17/2012 4:19:43 PM by :
    I've made these brownies for almost twenty years—have never found anyone who does not love them. The name says it all!

  5. Review 4/13/2012 3:06:36 PM by :
    The family's favorite!! We will be using these for favors at my daughter's wedding. Use the Special Dark cocoa for extra chocolate flavor.

  6. Review 10/17/2010 7:35:28 PM by Hild@:
    great recipe!! i added 1/4 cup of cocoa for more chocolate flavor =)

  7. Review 8/13/2010 1:30:27 PM by CHOC-LICK:
    Degree of Difficulty? It says beginners which is true; but if you only learn this one, it will carry you thru the rest of your life! Do yourself a favor and never use a box mix of Brownies, there is no comparison. You want to eat healthy? This recipe is ALL natural. So it's good for you!!

  8. Review 7/4/2010 5:21:36 PM by sfbruin18:
    I have been making this recipe for years. It is the easiest and tastiest brownie recipe ever. My kids and their friends request my brownies "because they don't come from a box." Thanks, Hershey's for making this mom a hit!

  9. Review 5/29/2010 7:00:55 PM by lacook:
    I made these once for my teen's English class and they were such a hit she's been begged from for them over and over. Considered better than boxed mixes by my tasters. Easy to make--I enjoy making them!

  10. Review 3/21/2010 8:25:31 PM by aoldehoeft:
    This is awesome! I used to use a brownie mix, but no more! I wanted to add some butterscotch pieces, but unfortunately, I was out. I used 2 cups brown sugar in place of the white and they turned out great! Very moist and terrific flavor. Highly recommended.

  11. Review 2/21/2010 9:55:37 PM by keko:
    EXCELLENT brownies..I lessened the amount of sugar a little and increased the vanilla...but this is the best recipe so far!

  12. Review 12/26/2009 3:54:44 PM by wdmosely:
    My first time trying this recipe and it was very good with the special dark cocoa. It is hard to find the special dark cocoa but it makes the difference to me.

  13. Review 12/1/2009 9:58:58 AM by victoriak68:
    I found this recipe on the back of a container of Hershey's Cocoa. I've never had better brownies. The second time I made this I added a 16 oz bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips. It's a chocolate lover's dream :))

  14. Review 11/20/2009 8:03:40 PM by irishkerri:
    These look soo good! They look like fudge brownies.

  15. Review 10/26/2009 5:55:27 PM by bbblues944:
    This is my go-to brownie recipe from now on - THE BEST!

  16. Review 2/26/2009 11:26:44 AM by tcck4s:
    I have used this recipe for years without a failure. Everyone loves these brownies....

  17. Review 9/27/2008 8:22:21 PM by luzmatute:
    these are the best brownies anyone can make especially with kids

  18. Review 8/6/2008 9:37:12 AM by bpaula1:
    My family LOVES these brownies. I have not bought brownie mix in years (since finding this recipe). I use this recipe as it is and for marbled cheesecake brownies. YUM!!

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