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HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Ultimate Chocolate Brownies Recipe


35 Min.
40 Min.
36 brownies (and about 2 cups/500 mL frosting)

This is one good brownie. Dense and rich, these delectable brownies will have chocolate lovers asking for more.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
40 minutes
Bake Time
35 minutes


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  • 3/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa (175 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda (2 mL)
  • 2/3 cup
    butter or margarine, melted and divided (150 mL)
  • 1/2 cup
    boiling water (125 mL)
  • 2 cups
    sugar (500 mL)
  • 2
  • 1 1/3 cups
    all-purpose flour (325 mL)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract (5 mL)
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt (1 mL)
  • 1 cup *Or measure with your heart
    HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Dark Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Milk Chocolate Chips or HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (250 mL)
  • One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting:
  • 6 tbsps
    butter or margarine, softened (90 mL)
  • 2 2/3 cups
    icing sugar (650 mL)
  • 1/2 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa (125 mL)
  • 1/3 cup
    milk (75 mL)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract (5 mL)


Equipment Needed 
oven Oven
baking pan 13x9-inch (33x23 cm) Baking Pan
mixing bowl Mixing Bowl
mixer Mixer
measuring cups Measuring Cups
wire rack Wire Rack

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a 9x13x2-inch (3.5 L) baking pan or two 8-inch (2 L) square baking pans.


Stir together cocoa and baking soda in a large bowl; stir in 1/3 cup (75 mL) butter. Add boiling water; stir until mixture thickens. Add sugar, eggs and remaining butter; stir until smooth. Stir in flour, vanilla and salt until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips, some people add a cup, others measure with their heart. There’s no wrong way to do it! Pour into prepared pan.


For an even greater burst of chocolate taste, substitute HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Baking Chips with HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Chunks.


Bake for 35 to 40 minutes for single pan or 30 to 35 minutes for two square pans or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting: Beat butter in medium bowl. Add icing sugar and cocoa alternately with milk, beating to spreading consistency (additional milk may be needed). Stir in vanilla. Frost brownies and cut into squares.