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Fudgey Special Dark Brownies


3 hours
Skill Level
24 brownies

Give classic brownies a makeover by using dark chocolate chips and cocoa. These HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Chocolate Brownies taste great with a glass of milk with the kids, but they also pair well with a glass of wine with your friends.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
8 minutes
Bake Time
38 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours


  • 3/4 cup
    HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2/3 cup
    butter or margarine, melted and divided
  • 1/2 cup
    boiling water
  • 2 cups
  • 2
  • 1 1/3 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 cup
    HERSHEY'S Special Dark Chocolate Chips


Equipment Needed 
Oven Oven
Baking Pan 13x9x2-Inch Baking Pan
Mixing Bowl Mixing Bowl
Measuring Cups Measuring Cups
Rubber Scraper Rubber Scraper
Wire Rack Wire Rack

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan.


Stir together cocoa and baking soda in large bowl; stir in 1/3 cup butter. Add boiling water; stir until mixture thickens. Stir in sugar, eggs and remaining 1/3 cup butter; stir until smooth. Add flour, vanilla and salt; blend completely. Stir in chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pan.


Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Frost if desired. Cut into squares.


Just before serving, dust brownie with a combination of powdered sugar and crushed hard peppermint candies for a peppermint kick.

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