I love brownies. I bought some amazing ice cream Friday - Blue Bell Snickerdoole - and I wanted to eat it with a brownie. I decided on Hershey's Best Brownies - I figured that I couldn't go wrong with a name like that and I was right! The brownies are perfectly chewy and chocolately! I used my Williams-Sonoma chocolate bar pan and the brownies turned out super cute!
HERSHEY'S Best Brownies
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 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. Frost if desired. Cut into bars. About 36 brownies.