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Ganache Dark Fudgey Brownies

Details

Time
3 hours
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
24 brownies

Instead of frosting, try topping your brownies with ganache! It has a rich, deep flavor and a fudgey consistency. This brownies recipe using ganache is an elevated take on a classic that’s sure to impress.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
20 minutes
Bake Time
40 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour 30 minutes
Chill Time
30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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
    sugar
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1-1/3 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1 cup
    HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, divided
  • strawberries, fresh (optional)
  • Chocolate Ganache
  • 2 cups
    HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (12-oz. package)
  • 1 cup
    whipping cream

Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
13x9x2-inch baking pan 13x9x2-inch baking pan
large mixing bowl mixing bowl
measuring cups measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
wire rack wire rack
microwave-safe bowl microwave-safe bowl
microwave microwave
1

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

2

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 1 cup chocolate chips. Pour into prepared pan.

3

Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

4

Prepare Chocolate Ganache. Pour over brownies. Refrigerate 20 to 30 minutes. Cut into 3-inch squares; cut squares diagonally in half to form a triangle shape. Garnish with fresh strawberry, if desired.

Chocolate Ganache:

Place 2 cups (12-oz. package) HERSHEY'S Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips and 1 cup whipping cream in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at Medium (50%) 30 seconds; stir. If necessary, microwave an additional 30 seconds or until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.

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