Quick & Easy Fudgey Brownies


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For the ultimate in brownie goodness without cutting into your day, try this easy recipe.

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  • 4 bars (4 oz.) HERSHEY'S Unsweetened Baking Chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 3/4 C. (1 1/2 sticks) butter or margarine
  • 2 C. sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 C. chopped nuts, optional
  • Creamy Quick Chocolate Frosting (recipe follows), optional
  • Frosting:
  • 3 Tbs. butter or margarine
  • 3 bars (3 oz.) HERSHEY'S Unsweetened Baking Chocolate, broken into pieces
  • 3 C. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 C. milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. salt

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Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 13x9x2-inch baking pan. In large microwave-safe bowl, place chocolate and butter. Microwave at High (100%) for 1 - 1 1/2 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. Spread into prepared pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out almost clean. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.

For the frosting, in small saucepan over very low heat, melt butter; add chocolate pieces. Cook, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Pour into large bowl. Add powdered sugar, milk, vanilla and salt; beat on medium speed with electric mixer until well blended. If necessary, refrigerate 10 minutes or until of spreading consistency. Frost brownies. Cut into squares.  These brownies are great for a picnic! For more picnic recipes, check out our collection of 150 Picnic Potluck Recipes!

Reviews (2)

  • This is just like the one I make. And they are very good and extremely fudgy. Will satisfy any chocoholic!

    Flag as inappropriate pamquilts2  |  August 30, 2008

  • this recipe sounds good. the frosting is really simple to make. I will try this tomorrow.

    Flag as inappropriate denise  |  April 25, 2008

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