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Ballot Box Brownies Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • CHOCOLATE FROSTING
  • Red, white, blue decorating icing in tube or can

Directions

  • 1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
  • 2. Melt butter in medium saucepan; add cocoa, stirring until smooth. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Add sugar, salt, eggs and vanilla; beat with spoon until thoroughly combined. Add flour and baking powder; mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts, if desired. Spread batter in prepared pan.
  • 3. Bake 30 minutes or until top is dry and brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Frost, if desired. Cut into bars. Garnish with Vote theme, using red, white and blue icing. Makes about 24 brownies.
  • CHOCOLATE FROSTING
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Beat butter in small bowl. Add powdered sugar and cocoa alternately with milk, beating to spreading consistency. Stir in vanilla. About 1 cup frosting.
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Ratings & Reviews

    the best and most moist brownies i have ever eaten!!!!!! only thing is that i had to bake it for a little bit longer than the reciepe. BUT AMAZING!!!!!!!! YOU WILL LOVE THEM
    I make these brownies all the time and they go like hot cakes. They are so rich and tasty everyone always raves!
    The best brownie I have ever ate!! A fudge and cake like brownie in one.
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