Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hershey's Best Ever Brownies....step-by-step.

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My search for the perfect brownies ends here....I guess so.....or until I find a  better one than this .....I  made this brownie more than a couple of times.....I am this fan of ingredients which require melting butter and mixing with hand.....I hate to take my electric mixer the washing, cleaning, drying, and putting it back to its whenever I come across a recipe that can be mixed by hand I bookmark it.

Now, I have a confession to mentioned earlier I made this more than a couple of times....the first time when I made this, I found it difficult to take pics with two hungry kids greedily eyeing the brownies to cool I thought I will get it next time....again the same thing happened....finally I got this click .

 I added chocolate chips along with the chopped cashew nuts....the chocolate chips melted and sort of created a gooey-ooey-oh-so-chocolatey brownie.....if you don't want double chocolate in your brownie...omit the chocolate chips....though I would recommend to go for it.

I have also made these yummy brownies without nuts and it was pure chocolate indulgence....

The crust was perfect and since I had chocolate chips in it....I dint opt for any frosting.

So need anymore reasons for not trying this double chocolatey brownie with the perfect crust.... I guess my hunt for the BEST EVER BROWNIES ends here........or atleast until till the next one comes along!!

Recipe adapted from: Hershey's.
# If using salted butter omit the salt.

Butter, melted: 1/2 cup.
Sugar: 1 cup.
Eggs: 2, beaten.
All-purpose flour: 1/2 cup.
Cocoa powder: 1/3 cup.
Vanilla extract: 1 tsp.
Baking powder: 1/4 tsp.
Salt: 1/4 tsp.
Chopped nuts: 1/2 cup (I used cashew nuts).
Chocolate chips: 1/2 cup (optional)

1. Heat oven to 160 degree C and grease a 9-inch square baking pan.

2. Melt butter.

3. Stir sugar and vanilla into the melted butter and mix well. Add the beaten eggs and again mix well.

4. Stir together baking powder, salt, cocoa powder, and flour.

5. Gradually add it to the egg mixture.

6. Mix till it is nicely incorporated.and well blended.

7. Fold in the chocolate chips and cashew nuts.

8. Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan.

9. Just out of the oven!!

Cut into squares and serve!!!

Serve with milk!!


  1. Delicious brownies :) I can afford to try n number of brownies for all the love I have for them :) yummy :)


  3. So very decadent.. perfect pics too..

  4. First time here..brownies looks perfect and tempting..Following uuuuuu....

  5. Nisa I am hungry just looking at these brownies. They are delicious. I definitely agree the lesser the utensils I have to wash(I have to wash in Bold capitals Please) the better the recipe. And it cannot get any better than this one.

  6. Perfect brownies yummy looking!!

  7. Delicious and rich looking brownies...

  8. Sinful & gorgeous..!! Lucky us u took the clicks this time...!! This is a real treat!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  9. Who can resist brownies when it looks this decadent and indulgent!!? Not me!

  10. Hi Nisa,
    These Brownies look so delicious! I am wishing I had one to go with my tea. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope you will come back again real soon. Have a great week!
    Miz Helen

  11. Brownies look so good and sound very easy to make! My husband loves brownies and we can not keep them in the house. Thanks for sharing!!

  12. I certainly do not doubt that your search for the perfect brownies has ended with this one-These look the best :)!!!

  13. Aunty i have made this on christmas
    Every1 loved it !!!!
    I've recommend Ur blog to my couzins

  14. These brownies are great...tried it today and it was easy :)
    Thanks for sharing

    1. Hello MSK; yay!! I am so glad....its my favorite too...the truth is I never looked for another brownie recipe after I found this...the search ended here...hopefully!!

  15. So tempting!!!ive been wanting to bake for so long now...but dnt know which oven is best.which do u use?any recommendations?plssss advise.

  16. Hi Nisa I started reading your blog just few days back. i also tried some of the recipes with excellent result. Today I tried this brownie but it did not come out that good. while baking ,it seemed to be spongy but the end result was not good. it was flat. Will u please tell me the reason so that I can improve .

    1. Hi Indu, I have shared some tips on my latest post, do check them out.....also, try baking with ingredients at room temp.

    2. hi nisa please metion the baking time needed

    3. For brownies it is anywhere between 18 to 22 minutes...hope this helps :)

  17. tried this..the result was excellent..came out really well..was the best brownie..thanks for sharing


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