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cocoa powder brownies

Love brownies but don't have any of those unsweetened chocolate squares in the pantry? 

No problem! You will love these rich, fudgey brownies made even more decadent with Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder!

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How to make Cocoa Powder Brownies

Difficulty: Easy

What you are creating:

Delicious fudgy brownies made with cocoa powder.


  • 1 cup butter, melted

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 4 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste

  • 1 cup Hershey's Special Dark cocoa powder

  • 1 cup flour

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter and sugars. Allow mixture to reach room temperature.

  3. Add eggs and vanilla.

  4. Beat until well incorporated. NOTE: Make sure you beat well as this step ensures the brownie crust on top!

  5. Add the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Whisk until incorporated.

  6. Pour the batter into a greased 9x13 baking pan.

  7. Bake for 28-32 minutes.

Makes 12 to 16 pieces.

DO NOT OVER BAKE! Use this tip to determine if your brownies are done:

  • The edges will be visibly baked through and you can see the first signs of cracking on the brownies top.


​S'Mores Brownies:

  • 1 jar Kraft Jet-Puffed Mallow Bits

  • 1 cup Golden Grahams cereal

  • 12 ounces of milk chocolate chips

You can also add any (or all!) of these tasty tidbits to your batter:

  • Milk chocolate chips

  • Honey roasted pecans

  • Coconut

  • Raisins

  • White chocolate chips

  • Caramel bits

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