On Monday, I came home from work completely exhausted and in the mood for something sweet. Being that I am back to work and too lazy to go to the grocery store for more than anything but bread and milk, my pantry is barren…and I mean barren! It took me a minute to think of what I could make, then it hit me…brownies! I have not made brownies in ages. After perusing the internet for a few minutes, I decided to go with Hershey’s recipe for the Best Brownies. I had everything on hand and these sounded easy enough to whip together even though I was ready to fall asleep at any given moment. This batter was scrumptious…I had to refrain from licking the spatula since I knew these would be going to co-workers and I highly doubt any of them would approve of my lack of sanitation. Now, let’s discuss the frosting…this whipped together super quick and tasted amazing! I highly doubt these brownies actually needed frosting, but I thought what the hell! The verdict? These are amazing and oh so chocolatey!!!
Brownie Recipe from Hershey’s
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
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)
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
2. Place butter in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 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. Frost if desired. Cut into bars. About 36 brownies.
Creamy Brownie Frosting Adapted from Hershey’s (basically doubled the original recipe)
6 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
6 tablespoons HERSHEY’S Cocoa
2 tablespoon 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. About two cups frosting.
*line pan with parchment
*chill after frosting, but before cutting
*serve with a glass of cold milk, you’ll need it!
Friday 5th of July 2013
i tried this and this is awesome! thank you
Tuesday 13th of August 2013
Thank you so much for stopping back! I'm happy that you enjoyed the recipe. Have a great day and thank you for following MBA!
Friday 12th of June 2009
tried these recently and they were very chocolately. I added another layer of chocolate chips too. It was really good.
Monday 29th of September 2008
I have a quest for the perfect Brownie recipe. Right now, my favorite is still a childhood recipe, but the tried and true Hersey's is good too.
If you want to try the one from my childhood, I have it up here:
Another favorite is from the back of the Ghirardelli dutch cocoa can.
Monday 15th of September 2008
I have made these before and they were quite nice! I love tasting the batter too!
Sunday 14th of September 2008
Oh these dooooo look fabulous!I too am a batter person! I could eat a whole bowl of just the batter!!