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HERSHEY'S Best Brownies Recipe


35 minutes
16 brownies

Get lost in the joys of baking and use the easy to make Best Brownies Recipe from HERSHEY'S CHIPITS to transport you to chocolate paradise.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
15 minutes
Bake Time
20 minutes


  • 1/2 cup
    butter or margarine, melted (125 mL)
  • 1 cup
    granulated sugar (250 mL)
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract (5 mL)
  • 2
  • 1/2 cup
    all-purpose flour (125 mL)
  • 1/3 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa (75 mL)
  • 1/4 tsp
    baking powder (1 mL)
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt (1 mL)
  • 1/2 cup
    chopped nuts (optional) (125 mL)
  • Optional Creamy Brownie Frosting:
  • 3 tbsps
    butter or Becel® margarine, softened (45 mL)
  • 3 tbsps
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa (45 mL)
  • 1 tbsp
    light corn syrup or honey (15 mL)
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract (2 mL)
  • 1 cup
    icing sugar (250 mL)
  • 1 tbsp
    milk (approx.) (15 mL)


Equipment Needed 
oven Oven
mixing bowl Mixing Bowl
wire rack Wire Rack
mixer Mixer
measuring cups Measuring Cups
square baking pan 9-inch (23 cm) Square Baking Pan

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Grease a 9-inch (2.5 L) square baking pan.


Stir butter with sugar and vanilla in a bowl. Add eggs; beat well with a spoon. Stir flour with cocoa, baking powder and salt; gradually add to egg mixture, beating until well blended. Stir in nuts (if using). Spread batter evenly in prepared pan.


Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from pan. Place on a wire rack and cool completely before cutting into squares.


Optional Creamy Brownie Frosting: Beat butter with cocoa, corn syrup and vanilla in a small bowl until well blended. Add icing sugar and milk; beat, adding a bit more milk if needed, until spreadable. Spread frosting over cooled brownies and cut into squares.


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