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Best Brownies - Baking Instructions

This recipe for chocolate icing and brownie batter has the best mix of textures. Include nuts for additional texture.

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SKILL LEVEL : BeginnerPREP TIME : 15  Minutes

Ingredients

  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories220
Calories from Fat100
Total Fat12 g18% DV
Saturated Fat7 g35% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol65 mg22% DV
Sodium140 mg6% DV
Total Carbohydrates30 g10% DV
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4% DV
Sugars23 g
Protein2 g
Vitamin A8% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg2% DV
Iron10% DV
  Amount Per Serving % DV *
Calories220
Calories from Fat100
Total Fat12 g18% DV
Saturated Fat7 g35% DV
Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol65 mg22% DV
Sodium140 mg6% DV
Total Carbohydrates30 g10% DV
Dietary Fiber1.0 g4% DV
Sugars23 g
Protein2 g
Vitamin A8% DV
Vitamin C0% DV
Calcium0 mg2% DV
Iron10% DV
  • 1 cup butter or margarine (2 sticks)
  • 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)

Directions

  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  • 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. 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 about 24 brownies.
  • 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
  • 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.

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