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  • 3/4 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa or HERSHEY'S SPECIAL DARK Cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine, melted and divided
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-2/3 cups (10-oz. pkg.) REESE'S Peanut Butter Chips
  • Powdered sugar(optional)


  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Line 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil; grease foil.
  • Stir together cocoa and baking soda in large bowl; stir in 1/3 cup melted butter.
  • Add boiling water; stir until mixture thickens. Stir in sugar, eggs, vanilla and remaining 1/3 cup butter; stir until smooth.
  • Add flour; stir until blended.
  • Stir in peanut butter chips.
  • Pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of foil.
  • Cool completely in pan.
  • Cover; refrigerate until firm.
  • Remove from pan; remove foil. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters, or cut into squares.
  • Just before serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar, if desired.
  • About 12 large brownies or 36 squares.


Categories: Brownie  Christmas  Dessert 

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