Best Brownies Recipe

Best Brownies Recipe

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



1/2 cupButter or margarine, melted (125 mL)
1 cupgranulated sugar (250 mL)
1 tspvanilla extract (5 mL)
2 eggs (2)
1/2 cupall-purpose flour (125 mL)
1/3 cupHERSHEY'S Cocoa (75 mL)
1/4 tspbaking powder (1 mL)
1/4 tspsalt (1 mL)
1/2 cupchopped nuts (optional) (125 mL)
3 tbspbutter or Becel® margarine, softened (45 mL)
3 tbspHERSHEY'S Cocoa (45 mL)
1 tbsplight corn syrup or honey (15 mL)
1/2 tspvanilla extract (2 mL)
1 cupicing sugar (250 mL)
1 tbspmilk (approx.) (15 mL)


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

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. 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.

    Makes 16 brownies.

    BECEL is a registered trade-mark of Unilever Canada.
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