Hershey’s Best Brownies

It was my friend Belinda’s birthday yesterday and so I made her some brownies from scratch and gave her a jar of Pampered Chef’s new Chocolate Raspberry Sauce so that she could make brownie sundaes for her bday.  I sampled the pieces that fell off while cutting them up and they were delicious!  Another great thing about this Hershey recipe is that it only takes one bowl to do the whole thing, one bowl brownies!

1 cup (2 sticks) butter

2 cups sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

4 eggs

3/4 cup Hershey’s Cocoa or Hershey’s Special Dark Cocoa (I used the regular kind)

1 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 cup chopped nuts (optional)  (I was going to add walnuts but forgot that I was out of them)

1  Heat oven to 350.  Grease 9 x 13″ pan.

2  Place butter in microwave safe bowl.  Microwave on high 2 – 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 and beat until well blended.  Add flour, baking powder and salt and mix well.  Stir in nuts, if desired.  Pour batter into prepared pan.

3  Bake 30 – 35 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan.  Cool completely in pan on wire rack.  Cut into bars.

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