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Hershey's Best Brownies - A quick and easy one-bowl brownie recipe that produces dense and fudge-like brownies.

Hershey's Best Brownies

A quick and easy one-bowl recipe that produces dense and fudge-like brownies.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 15 minutes
Cook 25 minutes
Total 40 minutes
Servings 16 brownies
Calories 152 kcal
Author Michelle


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chopped nuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch square baking pan and line with parchment paper or foil (for easy removal, if desired).
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the butter, sugar and vanilla with a wooden spoon. Add the eggs and beat well with the spoon. Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt and stir gently until well blended. Stir in the nuts, if using. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out with moist crumbs attached. Cool completely in the a pan on wire rack. Cut into squares and serve. (If you used parchment paper or foil, use that to lift the brownies out and cut on a cutting board.) The brownies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.

Recipe Notes

These brownies are on the thin side; if you like thicker brownies, bake them in an 8x8-inch square pan and increase the baking time by a couple of minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Hershey's Best Brownies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 152 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 46mg2%
Potassium 72mg2%
Carbohydrates 17g6%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 205IU4%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.