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Quick & Easy Fudgey Brownies

Quick & Easy Fudgey BrowniesEasy chewy fudge brownies with variations.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 (1-ounce each) bars HERSHEY'S Unsweetened Baking Chocolate, broken into pieces
3/4 cup butter or margarine
2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan.
  2. Place chocolate and butter in large microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth when stirred. Add sugar; stir with spoon until well blended. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Add flour and nuts, if desired; stir until well blended.
  3. Spread into prepared pan.
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  5. Frost brownies, if desired. Cut into squares.

Makes about 24 brownies.

Brownie Variations:

  • Chippy Chewy Brownies: Prepare brownies as directed, stirring in 1 cup REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips with flour. Bake as directed.
  • Cake-like Brownies: Stir in 1/2 cup milk with eggs and vanilla. Increase flour to 1 1/2 cups. Bake as directed.
  • Cream Cheese Brownies: Prepare brownies as directed, using 4 eggs. Spread in prepared pan. Beat 1 (8-ounce) package softened cream cheese, 1/3 cup granulated sugar, 1 egg and 2 tablespoons flour. Spoon mixture over brownie batter; swirl with knife to marble. Bake 35 to 40 minutes.
  • Rocky Road Brownies: Prepare brownies as directed; bake 30 minutes. Immediately sprinkle with 2 cups miniature marshmallows, 1 cup HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and 1 cup chopped nuts over brownies. Bake another 3 minutes or until topping melts together.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens, and reprinted with permission of The Hershey Company. © The Hershey Company.