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Cocoa Brownies

15 mins

12 to 16 pieces

Recipe you are creating:

Cocoa 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!

Recipe Ingredients:

  • 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

Recipe Directions:

  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.

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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A note about ingredients used in our recipes:

When creating our recipes we use the following unless otherwise noted in the recipe:

  • Eggs = Large Eggs

  • All Purpose Flour = Unbleached All Purpose King Arthur Flour or Unbleached All Purpose King Arthur Flour Organic

  • Bread Flour = Unbleached King Arthur Bread Flour or Unbleached King Arthur Bread Flour Organic

  • Whole Wheat Flour = 100% Whole Grain King Arthur Whole Wheat Flour

  • Pastry Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Unbleached White Fine Pastry Flour 

  • Almond Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Super-Fine Almond Flour 

  • Tapioca Flour = Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Flour (Tapioca Starch)

  • Sour Cream = Full Fat Sour Cream

  • Yogurt = Full Fat Yogurt

  • Milk = As indicated or if Milk is just listed you may use 1%, 2% or Whole Milk

  • Butter = Unsalted Sweet Cream butter unless otherwise noted


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